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All about Mount Wolf. Home of Pennsylvania’s next governor? – The boroughs of York County series, No. 13

Tony Jordan provided this rare and interesting photo of Wolf Supply in Mount Wolf to the ‘I grew up in Manchester/Mount Wolf’ Facebook page. I couldn’t resist getting permission to run it here, to tie together Mount Wolf and Wolf … Continue reading

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Last trolley car clanged along York County’s street 75 years ago. No. 163 rolls today in museum

Trolley No. 163 is seen running along York, Pa.’s, streets. That car still runs, through the Central Pennsylvania countryside at Rockhill Furnace in Huntingdon County.

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Codorus Creek, then a recreational venue, and 4 other memorable postcard views of York County, Pa.

The Hartley Boat Club sat next to the Codorus Creek south of York, Pa., south of Kings Mill, as seen in 1914. It pointed to the day when the Codorus was widely used for recreation, a theme some York officials are seeking to revisit today.

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There’s gold in them thar York County streams

York County’s streams have deposits of gold but you don’t have to worry about getting rich when you pan in those waters.

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Abe Lincoln post leads the pack in yorktownsquare.com’s Top 10 most viewed of 2012

Abe Lincoln leads the pack of yorktownsquare.com’s Top 10 most viewed posts of 2012

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After the old Elm Beach swimming hole came Meadowbrook: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 22, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Civil War Road Show, a new statue of Abraham Lincoln and Stewartstown Railroad preservation efforts.

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Old, new Conewago bridges keep each other company: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 23, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the old Ganoga Bridge, the old Gettysburg Cyclorama and the soon to be demolished smokestack at the old Foust distillery.

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Conewago Township mill recycled into a haunted mill: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 16, 2012

This is one big mill, Hykes Mill on, yes, Hykes Mill Road in Conewago Township. But just as old railroad beds are being turned into rail trails, the old mill along the Conewago Creek has been recycled into a favorite occupation for old mills. It’s become a haunted mill, popular at Halloween. In fact, decorations advertising its scary nature are evident during the year. The book Millers’ Tales gives this information on the old structure, located upstream from where the new Ganoga Bridge crosses the creek near Strinestown: Harry Hykes was one of about 20 owners of the mill. Conewago Roller Mill produced: animal feed, flour and lumber. Camp Ganoga, the former Boy Scouts camp, was located nearby. Wonder if the mill was haunted then? The October Storm of 2013 damaged Halloween Park, as it is now called.

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Part 6: Conewago Creek crossing near Manchester, Pa., hot spot for years

The old Elm Beach swimming hole on the Conewago near Manchester was quiet on a recent sunny Sunday afternoon. Not so, 80 years ago.

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Can you locate this beautiful, bucolic York County scene? Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb.22, 2012

The hills in York County, Pa., offer many scenic views but here’s one that might not be as well known as say, from Roundtop Mountain Resort in northern York County or Reservoir Hill, south of York. Can you place this … Continue reading

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