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York, Pa., home to many grand buildings and houses to ‘like’

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. In placing two History Mystery stories a day on YDR Facebook pages, you get an idea of what those living in York County, Pa., and beyond respond to. They enjoy engaging with – liking, … Continue reading

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How York Fair looked from the air in 1932, Part II

This is another 1932 York Fair photograph, courtesy of the York County Heritage Trust. What might be just as absorbing as the uncovered bandstand across the the 1926 grandstand is the area outside the York Fair’s fence. Look north in all directions, and there just isn’t much to see other than farmland. Anything else catch your eye? Please comment below. The aerial view was captured by the Madison Bay Company of East Berlin.

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A hidden hall links York’s underground comfort stations? Did you know?

Those old comfort stations under York, Pa.’s, Continental Square. Well, some folks weren’t aware of them, as indicated in comments on YDR’s Facebook page. (See below). Probably fewer were aware that those stations went into during Prohibition to replace the bars that were no more. But here’s one thing even fewer know. A passageway connects the men’s and women’s comfort stations.

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This York County tractor ranked as high-tech – 100 years ago

At YorkTownSquare.com, we document the newest advances in farm machinery. Well, this might have been new 100 years ago. John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel, Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society, sent this in. ‘I attached another photo of some high-tech farm equipment on York County soil,’ Otts wrote. ‘Believed to have been taken in Shrewsbury Twp. near Kings School house. All I can make out is “The York” – ? – York, PA. Certainly looks high-tech for the day.’ Can you ID the maker of this tractor?

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Besser’s, on the Susquehanna Trail, a favorite pitstop for motorists

Besser’s, a major restaurant, lodging spot along the trail south of Loganville, must have been marketing minded. People have postcards showing the camp from all angles in their collections. “Received this postcard from a local resident,” Doug Winemiller of Stewartstown Historical Society, wrote. “I have no idea of the date.”

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How do you move a historic building? 3 York/Adams examples show it can be done

It’s a tree of Christmas past at the log house at Dover Community Park in Dover Township, Pa. In this 2010 photograph, the Dover Garden Club had decorated the tree with natural ornaments.

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How this Adams log cabin has enjoyed two homes

East Berlin’s Log House is a landmark in that western Adams County town. It gains the headlines this time of year because of its craft show and was highlighted this year in these Hanover Evening Sun photos. It’s not surprising that the craft show would be so popular. How often can you buy holiday gifts in a log cabin?

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Gettysburg 150: The best route from York to Gettysburg? Take Route 234

Here’s the key to get to Gettysburg from points east. Avoid Route 30. Avoid Gettysburg’s square. Here’s your route, the route locals take. Take Route 234, which runs parallel to Route 30 to the north.

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Amish and Mennonites: Don’t know much about Pennsylvania Dutch history? Linked in with neat history stuff, May 14, 2012

The Amish and Mennonites fascinate folks but how often do you have an opportunity to increase your understanding of these Pennsylvania Dutch denominations? Old Order Amish and Mennonite historians who will discuss the topic of “Amish and Mennonite: History of Growing Faith Communities” on Monday, June 10, 7:00 PM at Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, in Ephrata, Lancaster County.

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White roses mark the spot at Albemarle Park: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 21, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Boy Scouts’ ‘Perversion Files,’ Albemarle Park and the death of media entrepreneur Joseph Rosenmiller.

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