Tag Archives: Conewago Township

Bright York County beacon atop a high tower directed pilots in air, defined community on ground

This landmark beacon atop a high tower was a welcome sight for pilots and helped define the close-knit Conewago Township community of Zion View below. Norma Bear Gates has written that the tower consisted of a main light and two smaller lights. The tower, she wrote, came down in 1970.

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Off the beaten track: 6 views of the Halloween Park/Hykes Mill/Ganoga area along the Conewago

Halloween Park at Harry Hykes old mill near Strinestown in Conewago Township sustained flood damage again this year. Operators hope to have some of the attraction open by Halloween. This sad moment serves as a reminder of the days when Hykes and other York County, Pa., mill operators faced the same unpredictable weather that impacted their way of life.

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York County’s love affair with its cars continues, Part 5

Driving through York County’s Strinestown, off Interstate 83, it’s hard to take in the whole picture of how many vehicles are in and around the Pennsylvania Auto Dealers Exchange’s domain. This file photo from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News shows the size of the vehicle auction, a fixture – and an expanding one at that – in that part of Conewago Township for years. One can safely say that P.A.D.E. occupies York County’s biggest parking lot.

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The Little Courthouse, almost forgotten, still stands tall: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 21, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Continental Square, the West Manchester Mall and Jeff’s Koons unusual design work.

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Many respond with memories about YLT: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 20, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers restoring a historic Gettysburg barn, a barber who has been cutting hair for 50 years and Old Tyme Days in Conewago Township.

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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 II, Good night in Glen Rock: Dinner and a movie and the American dream

The Glen Theatre in Glen Rock was built as a band hall 99 years ago. That was the day that many towns in York County, Pa., sported community bands, since replaced for parades and community concerts by high school bands. … Continue reading

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