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Dillsburg’s Jane Alexander: ‘A walking history textbook of the past 50 years of Pennsylvania politics’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Stauffer animal crackers/Veterans Memorial Bridge’s lights In his recent York Sunday News column, Gordon Freireich has this to say about Jane Alexander, the first female state legislator from York County: ‘When some people enter a room they … Continue reading

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If you stood in this York Township field today: ‘You’d be under water’

This is how Lake Redman looked before it was Lake Redman. Lureen Brown provided these photos of that snowy York Township countryside as it looked in 1961. This photo looks across the hill as it comes down from Jacobus. Five years later, lake waters flooded this land. The boat landing at Lake Redman is roughly where the big hill meets the ridge, left center. Lureen Brown said if you’d stand in that field today: ‘You’d be under water.’

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How 2 views of Three Mile Island show change in 35 years

This isn’t listed in the favorite photos from 2013 on the Look blog, but it could be. It’s an unusual look at the often-photographed cooling towers on Three Mile Island. The two disabled towers from Unit 2, the scene of the 1979 partial meltdown of the reactor core, are in the foreground in this Jason Plotkin photograph. Steam is emerging from the cooling towers associated with Unit 1.

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York County’s love affair with its cars continues, Part 5

Driving through York County’s Strinestown, off Interstate 83, it’s hard to take in the whole picture of how many vehicles are in and around the Pennsylvania Auto Dealers Exchange’s domain. This file photo from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News shows the size of the vehicle auction, a fixture – and an expanding one at that – in that part of Conewago Township for years. One can safely say that P.A.D.E. occupies York County’s biggest parking lot.

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Milkweed, a gentle York County native plant that attracts butterflies, played an important wartime role

Milkweed is a native York County plant. Its deep roots made it readily available in World War II. Many people alive today remembering picking milk weed pods in that war, often as part of their school day. They were used for many thing, including forming the stuffing in life jackets that gave them buoyancy – and saved many a fighting man’s life. Perhaps the grandfather of this milkweed plant – in a native plant garden in York City – provided pods for America in World War II.

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Last picture showplace: Haar’s Drive-in opening for season

Moviegoers get ready for the show at Haar’s Drive-In as shown in this York Daily Record/Sunday News file photo from 2005. Haar’s, York County’s last operating drive-in movie theater, will convert to digital to keep up with a movie industry that is moving away from 35-mm film. The Dillsburg-area drive-in opens this weekend with ‘Ironman 3.’

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On the beach: Bike shows the reach of York-made products – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 26, 2012

Good stuff, below: Haar’s drive-in/Blue Star museums/Continental Square This Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle was made in York. It’s the famous one that has been in the news since it was washed away from last year’s tsunami in Japan and ended up … Continue reading

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