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Colorful fall foliage surrounds York, Pa. history mystery sites

The town is no mystery. And the train is from Steam into History’s excursion service. That’s no mystery because it’s the only train running on those tracks nowadays. So here’s the mystery. How many times did Abraham Lincoln pass through Glen Rock, Pa.?

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How Kiwanis Lake has changed since it was developed in 1952

‘Picturing History’ captures a then & now scene from Kiwanis Lake. Sometimes, Kiwanis Lake is mushed in with nearby Farquhar Park. But this list from the City of York separates it out among the 25 parks listed on its website. Check out that list of 25. How many parks have you visited?

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Kiwanis Lake: York countians have stayed at home there for decades

Kiwanis Lake, scene of York, Pa., Labor Day observances today, is seen in 1952. The island is now landscaped with trees and a miniature Statue of Liberty. Labor Day observances have been going on for years.

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York County, Pa., icons met up at Sunday afternoon concert

A combination of York County, Pa., community icons came together over the weekend at Farquhar Park. The venerable Spring Garden Band, originating before the Civil War, played 12 works. Their bandstand was the beautifully restored Farquhar Park Gazebo. The park itself, York’s second oldest after Penn Park, is a popular place to stroll – or enjoy a concert. The Avenues Neighborhood Association, representing an old and well-preserved sections of the city of York, sponsored the gathering. This was a gathering of memories and with meaning.

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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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A view of the old Whitehull Airport hanger today: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 31, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com cover a blue moon, cleaning out York City Hall’s attic and Central York High School’s historians.

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Where do you go for the best source about the York race riots and trials?

Yorktownsquare.com reports that the race riots were erupting at this time 43 years ago and explains the best source to go for information on those difficult times.

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Where is the old State House today? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – May 4, 2010

The Old State House, as it was often called, was an oft-pictured postcard. The miniature York County, Pa., courthouse served as the headquarters for war bond sales in World War I and World War II. It is pictured here in … Continue reading

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Two bandstands stood in York’s Farquhar Park in Northwest York’s early years

At one time, York, Pa.’s, Farquhar Park had two pavilions or gazebos or bandstands. The structure at right has been demolished, but the one at left is refurbished and used for concerts today. (See photo of Boy and Girl Fountain … Continue reading

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Since its earliest years, Farquhar Park has represented a hilltop prize in York, Pa.

Mary Anne Bacas, of the Avenues Neighborhood Association, is seen at the Farquhar Park gazebo in 2006. The gazebo, or bandstand, has been the scene of vandalism since its restoration in the past decade. (See another view from the gazebo … Continue reading

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