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For York County collectors, these toys are not just for fun

This old metal sled, for sale at this past weekend’s Great York Toy Extravaganza, dates before World War II. Its presence at the large toy show, whose visitors included serious-minded antique collectors, reminds you that York County was home to a major maker of sleds before World War II. American Acme in Emgisville made them by the thousands. A newspaper article says the company sold more than 150,000 sleds. But the raw material of choice was wood, rather than metal.

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Much of Sinking Springs Farm to remain in farmland after subdivision

Neat stuff/linked in: History mystery photo/YDR Jeopardy/Medal of Honor Sinking Springs Farm has been in the news recently. The historic Manchester Township farm, framed by Church Road, Sinking Springs Lane, North George Street, Locust Lane and Susquehanna Trail, has been … Continue reading

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This Emigsville treasure almost made it back to Manchester Township

An Emig from the family that gave its name to Manchester Township’s Emigsville received a signed copy of ‘Drummond’s Addresses’ in 1897. The book almost made its way back to the York County, Pa., village of Emigsville.

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St. Paul’s Church, aka Dub’s, last of York County’s union churches

St. Paul (Dub’s) Church is the last union church – in which two different congregations share of the same building – in York County

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Manchester Township calendar dedicated to history ‘digger’: Linked in to history, Nov. 20, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the death of noted organist Sam Keeney, a performance of former Live frontman Ed Kowalcyzk, a Pfaltzgraff moonshine jug and a new Manchester Township calendar.

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An accomplished woman’s ‘Random Musings’ about 20th-century York County

Book Blast produces another treasure, memories from one of York County’s leading women in the 20th century.

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Part II: Using York County history to create community embodies a modern trend

Yorktownsquare.com previews the PreservingYork.com picnic, an event in which a virtual community is meeting to become an actual community.

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People to talk most at this old-fashioned town hall meeting: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 12, 2012

James McClure’s yorktownsquare.com post includes stories about Haar’s Drive-in, coyotes in York County and the archaeological dig at Penn Park.

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Using York County history to create community embodies a modern trend

Preservingyork.com is sponsoring a picnic to benefit two local charities.

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Fill ‘er up at Naugle’s in Springetts and receive a free plane ride: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 17, 2012

 Neat stuff, below: Red Lion’s Red Zone/Stewartstown Railroad/Brookside Park The Stony Brook area of Springettsbury Township was home to one of the earliest airstrips in York County, according to John F.M. Wolfe in his ‘Profile of Aviation.’ It was built … Continue reading

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