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York County enjoys its big anniversaries – and there’s a lot of history to enjoy

This mega York County, Pa., celebration came in 1927, the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Articles of Confederation. It looked back to the days when Continental Congress met in York. It included a pageant, seen here, and the posting of large paintings of patriots around York’s square.

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This York County witch doctor schooled scientists about powwowing in early 1930s

York countian Jacob Zellers spoke to an American University class about ‘charms, cures and curses’ circa 1931. He made a distinction between powwowing and other ‘good influences’ and witchcraft and hexing, both ‘bad influences.’ A reporter sat in on the class, and this story appeared in The Philadelphia Record and other newspapers after the Hex Murder and its subsequent trials in 1928-29.

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving call of 1864 gained cold reception in York, Pa.

This was the extent of the York Gazette’s Thanksgiving Day notice. The Democratic newspaper opposed Lincoln’s war policies and did not warm up to his Thanksgiving proclamation of 1863 and its renewal a year later. Also of interest: Thanksgiving Day application … Continue reading

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Smart phones tell visual stories about York County’s deep history

York, Pa., Daily Record journalists, equipped with smart phones, deftly help cover the York County history front on their daily travels. The scenes above and below capture two moments from the scene of the events. The marker above describes the short-lived York Furnace Bridge that crossed the Susquehanna River in the 1850s.

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York County, Pa., icons met up at Sunday afternoon concert

A combination of York County, Pa., community icons came together over the weekend at Farquhar Park. The venerable Spring Garden Band, originating before the Civil War, played 12 works. Their bandstand was the beautifully restored Farquhar Park Gazebo. The park itself, York’s second oldest after Penn Park, is a popular place to stroll – or enjoy a concert. The Avenues Neighborhood Association, representing an old and well-preserved sections of the city of York, sponsored the gathering. This was a gathering of memories and with meaning.

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Henry Laurens in the Tower of London: Casting a dragnet for this American revolutionary

Who was Henry Laurens? The York Daily Record/Sunday News’ Deb Hummel wrote this in 2001: ‘Henry Laurens. Born in 1724 in Charleston, S.C. Successful merchant and planter. A delegate from that southern colony to the Continental Congress. President of the congressional delegates for much of the group’s 1777-1778 stay in York Town, Pa. Signer of the Articles of Confederation. Captured by a British man-of-war while on a diplomatic mission to Holland in 1780. Imprisoned in the Tower of London as a traitor.’

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Lincoln Woods Inn waitresses enjoyed meeting John F. Kennedy: Linked in to history, 1/28/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers John F. Kennedy’s visit to York County in 1960, Civil War 150, noted scientists from York and the latest installment of Exit Interviews featuring York Divers.

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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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Colonial York countians, statesmen caught lottery fever, too: Linked in to history, Nov. 28, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links to an early American lottery that took place in York, the story of York’s first courthouse, the opening of Carriage Works Apartments, and Johnson Control’s proposed moved to Hopewell Township.

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Hand-written Articles of Confederation, adopted in York, presented digitally 235 years later

The Articles of Confederation Day Media Contest attracted deftly constructed projects telling about this key moment in American – and York County – history.

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