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York, Pa.’s signal tower to be preserved: ‘Towers … kept the railroad moving’

This tall structure in the York Street area of York City will remain standing as the area around it changes. Buildings in the 200 blocks of York and Chestnut streets will come down. Think Loud Development is looking to make … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Ziegler’s Grove returning to its Civil War state

Slowly, the terrain in Gettysburg where the old Cyclorama building and visitors center stood for decades is returning to its Civil War state. In this case, its post-Civil War state as the marker for the Battery F, U.S Artillery is returned to where it first went up in 1907. It was moved when the Cyclorama building was constructed in 1962. How do you re-install a granite monument? Check out this Hanover Evening Sun photo gallery.

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Foustown: Glen Rock-area company town, now ghost town – Linked in to York County history, 3/18/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers early York County businesswoman Shinah Etting, Gettysburg 150 stories, lonely ghost town Foustown, and a sought-after Samurai sword.

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Spring Valley Peacock Farm, Part III: A telling, troubling story about York County

Spring Valley Peacock Farm’s demolition provides a telling, troubling story about what’s going on in York County. Also, videos of the old Cyclorama building in Gettysburg coming down.

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Some 50th anniversary gift: Gettysburg Cyclorama building coming down: Linked in to York County history, 3/8/13

Yorktownsquare covers the Tuskegee Airmen, the Rusk Report, the demolition of the old Cyclorama building in Gettysburg and the stories behind local obituaries.

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A tow plow? One can only hope it never comes your way: Linked in to York County history, 3/7/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the doomed Avalong barn, Bowen & McLaughlin’s start in York, Gettysburg tourism, and a truck body reportedly made in York

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Old Gettysburg Cyclorama building: Visit this round landmark while it still stands

Old Gettysburg Cyclorama building: Visit this round landmark while it still stands

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Abraham Lincoln skips train, arrives in Gettysburg in big red box

Private and public interests are preparing exhibits, museums and even an excursion railroad for the approaching 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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How far the old Gettysburg Cyclorama building has fallen. Linked in to York/Adams history, 1/11/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Shady Maple, a dramatic production about the Underground Railroad, a 14-year-old Civil War author and the demise of the old Gettysburg Cyclorama building

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Gettysburg’s old Electric Map soon to be Hanover’s Electric Map

The old Electric Map, so familiar to generations in Gettysburg, is proposed to resurface in nearby Hanover.

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