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At York County’s first courthouse, there was no picnic in the pillory

Check out these new and improved stocks at the Colonial Courthouse in York, courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 20 and the York County Heritage Trust’s Facebook page. The pillories have long been a popular part of the replica along the Codorus. Of course, the real stocks in the original courthouse were not popular – with criminals. Sentences were stiff in those days. According to ‘Nine Months in York Town,’ crowds loved them, jeering and throwing rotten eggs at the criminals so confined. He would choke on dust kicked up by passing wagons. Courts ordered officials to cut off the ears of some criminals and nail them to the pillory. One doesn’t have to stand in this replica pillory for very long to understand that crime did not pay in the mid-1700s.

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Then & Now: York’s Northwest Triangle beginning to take shape

This aerial view shows York, Pa.’s, Northwest Triangle before site work cleared the Ohio Blenders silos and other buildings along Beaver Street. In recent months, the area in and around the redevelopment area has generated some news. A two-screen movie theater plans to move in. The Thos. Somerville Co. building, across from the stadium, is getting new tenants. York County Regional Charter School continues to add classes and a brand new playground.

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Part II: Former Spry Grammar School students still true to their school – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 13, 2012

James McClure’s Yorktownsquare.com blog covers several topics: the 100th anniversary of Spry Grammar School, Gettysburg tweeting, Ore Valley’s demolished station and the death of a local soldier.

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The 4 Tweeters use iPads, cell phones to tweet Devil’s Den battle, 140 characters at time

Four journalists tweeted the reenactment of the Battle of Devil’s Den at a farm near Gettysburg.

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