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This former York countian has made it big. Can you identify him and how he did it?

He is a graduate of a ‪‎York County, Pa.,‬ high school and went on to found a company that produces an amazingly popular social media tool. And he has generously come back to his hometown to share how he did … Continue reading

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6 cool, unsung York County, Pa., sites to discover and explore

Northern York County, Pa.’s, Redlands Meetinghouse is not usually open, but a stroll around the grounds takes you back to another time. You’ll see strange stonework that allowed church-goers to step up onto horses and wagons and an old cemetery to walk … Continue reading

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Like York City scenes, old York County postcards and Dempwolf architectural drawings? Check out these digital collections

This postcard is part of the York County, Pa., Heritage Trust’s extensive postcard collection – more than 1,300 of them – that is now online. They join these recently posted collections: Bibles, Dempwolf architectural drawings and York City Streets and Alleys images available via this search. These are not the first collections available on the Heritage Trust’s website. But they are certain to be popular topics for researchers and fans of county history. Yorkblogger June Lloyd’s, retired Heritage Trust archivist, assesses these recently posted online collections below.

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Old Eastern Market: Obscured by New Eastern Market + garage + time

The old Eastern Market, then and now. Before there was the New Eastern Market in Springettsbury Township, there was the old Eastern Market on East Market Street in York, Pa.

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Newberry Street great for York snow photos: ‘You have a hill, a curve, and interesting architecture’

This York, Pa., scene from weekend storm went viral on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page and beyond – and rightfully so. The color is gorgeous. YDR photographer Paul Kuehnel responded to the more than 600 ‘likes’ and comments: ‘Newberry St. is a favorite snow place for me. You have a hill, a curve, and interesting architecture.’ When asked what provided the red in this photo, Paul emailed back that he believes its a hawthorne berry or some other type of berry. ‘I liked the green car contrast,’ he wrote.

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Foustown, a company town now a ghost town, losing its landmark smokestack

By coincidence, two tall smokestacks are coming down in York County after standing for years.

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Found: One slate-roofed York County outhouse – Linked in with neat history stuff – July 10, 2011

York countian Dianne Bowders captures this image of a small slate-roofed outhouse in the woods behind the Coulsontown miners cottages. That outhouse, or one like it, was the subject of a query a couple of years ago from a Seattle … Continue reading

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Part II: Digging Route 74’s Dillsburg and Delta: Indiana Joneses searching for archeological jewels

This dig at a circa 1805 apartment building in Peach Bottom Township uncovered many artifacts, including this one found by Red Lion’s Leslie Martin. The building is believed to be the home of Welsh quarrymen before they built their own … Continue reading

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About Delta, Pa., VFW post’s name: ‘The story of John S. Murphy is representative of the cost’

Mari Morgan, left, who grew up in Wales, listens to Don Robinson talk about the interior of a Welsh quarrymen’s cottage in Coulsontown, Peach Bottom Township in this York Daily Record/Sunday News files photo from 2007. The cottages, built around … Continue reading

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Delta’s Welsh mining cottages: ‘Some day they’ll be in good repair’

This is a clear shot of one of the four remaining original Welsh cottages just north of the Mason-Dixon Line in the Delta/Peach Bottom Township area. The Old Line Museum has begun to restore two of these cottages, built for … Continue reading

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