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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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American Revolution contest prompts York County elementary class to do its homework

The Revolutionary War, specifically York’s role in that conflict, is highlighted in a York County Heritage Trust/York Daily Record digital contest.

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York’s Continental Square’s history in 5 easy links

Yorktownsquare.com covers renovations proposed for York’s Continental Square, including renovations of the comfort stations and building water features.

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Statesman Nathaniel Scudder, after serving in Continental Congress in York, lost his life in battle

Nathaniel Scudder was one of 56 statesmen to service in Continental Congress when it met in York Town in 1777-78

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Lafayette Club honors Frenchman, though books on the nobleman often forget York, Pa.

George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette meet at Mount Vernon sometime after the American Revolution, the war that brought the two friends together. The young Lafayette brought the possibility of France’s support to Washington and the patriots during the darkest … Continue reading

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