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Did you know this? Six discoveries about York County, Pa.

W.S. Nye’s and John G. Redman’s ‘Farthest East’ carried this bird’s eye view of Wrightsville, perhaps from the perspective of Chickies Rock on the Lancaster County side. One hundred years before this image was made, two Hellam/Windsor township families were engaged in a property dispute that involved a Susquehanna River ferry and and fishery, among other things. This case, involving Hellam Township land, reached the U.S. Supreme Court: Ewing v. Houston. This little-known case is ripe for further study

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D. Landreth Seed Company, the choice of U.S. presidents, planted in southern York County

The D. Landreth Seed Co. quietly operates in the former Summer’s Cannery in New Freedom in southern York County, Pa. But it has a history that it can boast about – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Franklin D. Roosevelt were among its customers. The company’s catalogue has a lineup of 1,000 different varieties of vegetable and flower seeds. It sells seed by the ounce or by bulk order. This image is the cover of a catalogue that reminds you of a book.

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