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275th birthday observance of York’s founding isn’t a sexy number but may be effective, Part III

The major York County, Pa., 250 parade heads to the York Expo Center in 1999. The year-long observance of the county’s big birthday culminated in this parade, which started in Continental Square and ended on the track at the old fairgrounds

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Fire in a York, Pa., box car filled with apples and beans: ‘Here was a thriller’

York’s Vigilant fire company, captured here in this Picturing York before-and-after slider, has done heroic work for years. But there was a moment in the late 1800s when townspeople bailed out the fire company. Yorkblogger June Lloyd told about the response to a fire in a box car filled with apples and beans: ‘I guess it is kind of embarrassing if your horse-drawn fire engine runs away, is stopped by a collision with your other engine and has to be people-drawn to the fire. That’s what happened to York’s Vigilant Fire Co. in the late 1800s.’ June provided a newspaper account with her 2011 post that led with: ‘Here was a thriller!’

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York County’s Vietnam Memorial: Getting ready for its 5-year anniversary

Hard to believe. It’s been five years since the York County Vietnam Memorial went up at the York Expo Center. Here’s the Oct. 3, 2009, story on its public introduction to prove it: 2,000 witness unveiling of York County Vietnam Memorial. In this photo, workers prepare the memorial for its fifth anniversary observance in October. Chapter 1032 Vietnam Veterans of America is planning the event at the memorial, the work of York County sculptor, Lorann Jacobs.

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Have a barren wall in need of York County, Pa., art?

‘Have a barren wall in need of art?’ The story about an event ‘Local Lens at City Art’ poses that question. Large, canvass-wrapped photos of York County scenes, courtesy of York Daily Record/Sunday News and Evening Sun in Hanover photographers will be on display on June 6 at First Friday in York.

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How two artists captured York’s skyline, scaled down a bit

You can see York, Pa.’s skyline without standing on a tall hill. Artists have captured it in large and small scale, one way or another. Can you place the artpieces of York’s skyline as it’s rendered above and below?

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Where exactly are those underground comfort stations on York, Pa.’s Continental Square?

Some folks, aware of the underground comfort stations in York, Pa.’s, Continental Square, are nonetheless not sure where these men’s and women’s facilities sit. Well, the former planter that has caused the roof problems below marks the spot. The York Daily Record/Sunday News photo shows the circular planter’s footprint. So below the planter rests the restrooms.

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A hidden hall links York’s underground comfort stations? Did you know?

Those old comfort stations under York, Pa.’s, Continental Square. Well, some folks weren’t aware of them, as indicated in comments on YDR’s Facebook page. (See below). Probably fewer were aware that those stations went into during Prohibition to replace the bars that were no more. But here’s one thing even fewer know. A passageway connects the men’s and women’s comfort stations.

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York, Pa., had a famous V-J Day kissing scene, too

You’ve all seen the photo of the famous V-J Day kiss in New York City (see below). Well, York County, Pa., scored its own such kiss that evening as well, as shown in this photo from The Gazette and Daily.

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Nasty York County weather brings 7 bright – and sad – news coverage moments

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Kate Penn captured this Norman Rockwell-type scene. Wintry weather did not deter this Valentine Day diners at this downtown York eatery. Count this as the first of several photos or videos capturing another day of a winter of snowstorms.

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Best of the best Hanover/Adams photos in 2013

Love these photo galleries of the year, this one from the Hanover Evening Sun’s gallery. This one, of course, points back to the padlocking of the Gettysburg National Military Park, specifically Soldiers’ National Cemetery.

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