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Hard to image how this busy hotel operated in remote slice of York County, Pa.

Pictures of this place always pique the curiosity of readers. It’s hard to believe that such a large, busy place could operate in such a cramped, remote location in York County, Pa.

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York County, Pa., mystery artifacts: Can you ID this puzzling stuff from days gone by

This plaque comes from the old Ganoga Bridge that carried the Susquehanna Trail across the Conewago Creek near Strinestown, York County, Pa. The beautiful bridge is gone, replaced by a new kind of sterile modern structure. The old bridge displayed plaque on each end and 12 light standards representing the 12 Boy Scout laws as a tie-in to the nearby Boy Scout camp of the same name. One of the plaques is the property of Boy Scout Camp Tuckahoe. The other, pictured here, is part of the York County Heritage Trust’s collection. It’s also one of six questions that are part of a quiz of such items under Heritage Trust ownership. So we’ve given you one answer. See how you do on the other five!

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Off the beaten track: 6 views of the Halloween Park/Hykes Mill/Ganoga area along the Conewago

Halloween Park at Harry Hykes old mill near Strinestown in Conewago Township sustained flood damage again this year. Operators hope to have some of the attraction open by Halloween. This sad moment serves as a reminder of the days when Hykes and other York County, Pa., mill operators faced the same unpredictable weather that impacted their way of life.

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Old, new Conewago bridges keep each other company: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 23, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the old Ganoga Bridge, the old Gettysburg Cyclorama and the soon to be demolished smokestack at the old Foust distillery.

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Conewago Township mill recycled into a haunted mill: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 16, 2012

This is one big mill, Hykes Mill on, yes, Hykes Mill Road in Conewago Township. But just as old railroad beds are being turned into rail trails, the old mill along the Conewago Creek has been recycled into a favorite occupation for old mills. It’s become a haunted mill, popular at Halloween. In fact, decorations advertising its scary nature are evident during the year. The book Millers’ Tales gives this information on the old structure, located upstream from where the new Ganoga Bridge crosses the creek near Strinestown: Harry Hykes was one of about 20 owners of the mill. Conewago Roller Mill produced: animal feed, flour and lumber. Camp Ganoga, the former Boy Scouts camp, was located nearby. Wonder if the mill was haunted then? The October Storm of 2013 damaged Halloween Park, as it is now called.

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Once popular Ganoga Bridge now lightly used York County landmark

This is a creekside view of Ganoga Bridge over the Conewago Creek, near Strinestown. The once-stately bridge connects Newberry and Conewago townships and carries the old Susquehanna Trail over the creek. The name Ganoga, according to local history book, comes … Continue reading

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