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Nature took down two York County landmarks in Billy Foust’s town

Linked in/Neat stuff: Gettysburg museum to close/York’s love affair with oysters This photograph, sans foliage, gives a clear view of what’s left of the smokestack in Foustown after lightning crashed into its top in 2012 and a demolition team took … Continue reading

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Picturing history, then & now: Soon-to-be-reopened Hannah Penn Middle School

Picturing History offers this before-and-after, then-and-now look at Hannah Penn Middle School. Some quick facts: This York, Pa., school, soon to be reopened with New Hope Academy Charter School shutting down, was not the first to bear the Hannah Penn name. The west end schoolgrounds also represent the site where Poorhouse Run goes underground as it crosses under the city to the Codorus Creek. Its grounds also were on or near the site of the old York Fairgrounds, site of a Union training camp early in the Civil War. But all this brings on the question: Who was Hannah Penn?

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Foustown, now a ghost town, captivates people

John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel photographed this house in Glen Rock-area’s Foustown on the day that the nearby distillery stack came down in 2012. The stack, which marked the old distillery town, was built to make alcohol in World War II, but … Continue reading

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Mike’s Nut Shop recalled: ‘…. the peanuts roasting right out front of the store … ‘

Artist Cliff Satterthwaite has colorized this 1978 West Market Street scene in York, Pa. He captures Mike’s Nut Shop, a favorite stop in York’s downtown.

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Foustown: Glen Rock-area company town, now ghost town – Linked in to York County history, 3/18/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers early York County businesswoman Shinah Etting, Gettysburg 150 stories, lonely ghost town Foustown, and a sought-after Samurai sword.

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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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Welsh brought unique culture to corner of York County: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Sept. 5, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the old Gettysburg Cyclorama, what’s left of Foustown’s smokestack and Delta’s Old Line Museum.

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Glen Rock-area demolition team attacks Billy Foust’s stack

Part of the old smokestack at the former Foust distillery site in Springfield Township was pulled down Tuesday.

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Foustown, a company town now a ghost town, losing its landmark smokestack

By coincidence, two tall smokestacks are coming down in York County after standing for years.

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Not 1, but 2 York County smokestacks coming down: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 26, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com blog covers Seven Valleys ice cream making, two towns named Foustown and two smokestacks facing demolition.

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