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Underground Railroad on the Susquehanna: From Havre de Grace, Md., to Cooperstown, N.Y.

Actress Monika Ross is seen in the character of York County’s Amanda Berry in the play ‘Susquehanna to Freedom: The Role of the Susquehanna River in the Underground Railroad.’ Dr. Dorothy King, a York native, will present about PennOwl Production’s play on Sept. 6. A news release says the drama tells the story of three slaves who traveled northward on the Susquehanna from Havre de Grace, Md. – where the Susquehanna River enters the Chesapeake Bay.

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York, Pa.’s, Codorus Street Reunion photograph teaches history lesson

Linked in/Neat stuff: Fisher farm/Dollar stores/Coffee shops Ydr.com’s Chris Dunn made this wonderful, memorable photograph from the Codorus Street Reunion in York, Pa., the other day. But there’s more content here than just two young people playing. That’s the Cookes … Continue reading

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Gettysburg field hospital – Nothing amusing about this view: Linked in with neat history stuff, May 30, 2012

Cookes House/Reader Cafe for sale/Memorial Day’s origins Gettysburg 150 is prompting folks to go through their collections and, more importantly, share them so they can be made public. ‘Copy of stereo viewer card I have in my file,’ Dave Spangler … Continue reading

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Common sense list of ‘Books that Shaped America’: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 23, 2012

Library of Congress’ new list does not include the best books in the world, only those that shaped America.

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10 questions to test your York, Pa., smarts, 2011 edition

A crane lifts York, Pa.’s, 2007 Christmas tree from a trailer and temporarily plants it in Continental Square. Citizens Bank, formerly First National Bank among other predecessors, sits in the background. The bank is closing that office in February. Also of … Continue reading

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Part IV: Scholarly York County history journal feeds your sense of discovery

This is a photograph of the Cookes House as seen in circa 1900. The 1700s structure, long associated with  Thomas Paine of American Revolution fame, was the topic of a story in the 2011 “Journal of York County Heritage.” Those … Continue reading

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Public getting views of Cookes House, the 1761 stone house in York, Pa.

The Cookes house, one of York County’s oldest structures, is shown in a photograph from about 1890 to 1900. New owner Michael Helfrich is laboring to learn more about the history of the historic house, on the bank of the … Continue reading

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