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Gettysburg 150: 5 best bets in photos, videos and the written word

This stained-glass window at St. Francis Xavier Church in Gettysburg tells the story of the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, 150 years ago. It shows the Sisters of Charity from Emmitsburg, Md., aiding wounded soldiers.

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Gettysburg’s old Electric Map: How many lights dotted the battlefield? Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 5/7/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers a new book touching on the Hex Murder, the status of the old Gettysburg Electric Map now in Hanover and a query about the Susquehanna River ferry at Wrightsville.

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Abraham Lincoln skips train, arrives in Gettysburg in big red box

Private and public interests are preparing exhibits, museums and even an excursion railroad for the approaching 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Old Electric Map lifted up, then settles into new Hanover home: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 26, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers George Washington and Andrew Jackson’s visits to York, the Electric Map’s New home and memories about the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Country music’s Shorty Fincher: ‘Valley View is the best of the lot’: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 24, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Valley View Park, the Electric Map on the move, the Hex Murder cases explained and the closing of Fitz Brothers Eastern Market stand.

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New York Wire factory whistle commentary delivered to readers via Google+

New York Wire’s factory whistle concert may be endangered again, with the reported closing of the company’s East Market Street factory. Musing about this on a recent Google+ post.

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In Glen Rock, the newspaper was quite the ‘Item’: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 24, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a CCC reenactment in Glen Rock, Harley Davidson making the Wall Street Journal and the battle over a veterans memorial plaque in Bittersville.

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A crack, a lean and Mount Wolf’s smokestack came down: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 20, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers demolition of another smokestack in York County, a view of a piece of the Electric Map and Voith’s 135th anniversary.

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Gettysburg’s old Electric Map soon to be Hanover’s Electric Map

The old Electric Map, so familiar to generations in Gettysburg, is proposed to resurface in nearby Hanover.

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Battle of Wrightsville – rare photograph of the battlefield: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 15, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers memories of Dorrie Leader, an Articles of Confederation contest and an unusual aerial photo of Wrightsville.

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