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Widespread contour farming in York County, Pa., and beyond goes back only about 75 years

Yes, there is grass and greenery and such below the snow! This photograph remind you of that. It comes courtesy of David Trout and the book ‘Yesteryears in Southern York County,’ and shows contoured land on an East Hopewell Township farm. Interestingly, the widespread practice of contoured farming only goes back 75 years. Farming practices that resulted in the Dust Bowl helped inspire that. ‘Yesteryears’ states: ‘The Penn State Extension service designed conservation plans and strongly encouraged landowners in the 1930’s and 40’s to alternate crops on a hillside to prevent soil erosion.’

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Still in the hunt for Eagle’s Rock near York, Pa.

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. This is an ongoing mystery. All we know is it’s Eagle’s Rock near York, Pa. Actually, information with the photo says its 4 miles southeast of York, Pa. I guess I should take this … Continue reading

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