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Atop Chickies Rock: The lower Susquehanna River’s No. 1 lookout post

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Digging Camp Security/Yorktowne Hotel’s lobby, 1956 Ah, the popular view of the Susquehanna River – and York County across the waterway – from Chickies Rock. This is looking upstream. Chickies Rock is named after the American Indian … Continue reading

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Lincoln 150: These 10 stories link Abraham Lincoln to York County, Pa. – in life and death

The Rev. Henry E. Niles of York, Pa.’s First Presbyterian Church preached a sermon on the national day of mourning  – April 19, 1865 – after the death of Abraham Lincoln. It was reprinted and has become part of the … Continue reading

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When you enjoy this view from Chickies Rock, how how high above the Susquehanna are you?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Star Barn to move/The Inn at Lincoln Square How high is Chickies Rock, across the Susquehanna River from eastern York County in Lancaster County? The Chickies Rock County Park website lists it at 100 feet. When you’re … Continue reading

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Winter in Wrightsville, Pa.: ‘The sunset here is always awesome’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Eagles Nest camera/Warfield and Bacas duel on saxes ‘Sometimes risking frostbite is worth it,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Anthony Machcinski tweeted. He came away with this lovely photograph. He was in downstream from Veterans Memorial Bridge … Continue reading

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Keystone Auctions’ venue, former York VNA building, combines historic location and grand interior

If you’re involved in the sales of antiques, why not do business from an antique building? That’s what Keystone Auctions is doing at 218 E. Market St., York. This view of the former Visiting Nurse Association office – and Keystone’s … Continue reading

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Unusual artifacts in area museums, hog troughs and such: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 5, 2012

This Yorktownsquare.com post covers Laucks family/James Smith’s grave/Mermaids in Susquehanna, plus unsung museums around York County.

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Declaration of Independence signer James Smith to be honored – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 25, 2012

The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence is set for James Smith’s gravesite in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery.

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When frogs and birds invaded a York history exhibit: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 12, 2012

Posted below: Detter’s Mill/Bill Simpson’s legacy/Camp Security The ‘Fanciful World of Adam Pfaltzgraff.’ Indeed.  Where else but York County, Pa., would a menagerie of backyard animal sculptures with glass marble eyes  be put on exhibit? York countians have long enjoyed … Continue reading

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York County loses a chronicler of its history: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 10, 2012

Also below: Codorus fire pits/Lincoln painting/Bud Blakey The recent death of Roger E. Shaffer, a fan and student of Hanover Junction, placed a spotlight on his website hanoverjunction.net and in other publications.  This Hanover Junction historian died on March 22. … Continue reading

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Which church steeple is the tallest in York County? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 18, 2012

Restoration work on St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hanover is expected to take a couple of years. Here work begins on the large church’s steeple last week. Which leads to the question about the tallest steeple among York County’s 500 … Continue reading

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