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Two bird’s-eye views of York, Pa.: One familiar, one pretty well hidden

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Who is that History Mystery man?/York, Pa.’s tobacco culture The view from above York, Pa., courtesy of a drone, brings you photographs of the familiar. That’s Santander Stadium at 12 o’clock. But it also brings views that … Continue reading

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Off-year, off-season election musings: Leader and Wolf families have impact on York County, Pa.

This is a story of two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families. Next to the York Daily Record copy machine the other day, I ran across a copy of The Gazette and Daily front page. One of our … Continue reading

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These 10 stories, photographs tell about buildup to the Wolf Inauguration

This neat image came from a Tom Wolf Inauguration email. That’s the future governor at left. ‘While we would love Tom to show us his musical skills at the inaugural party on Tuesday,’ the newsletter said, ‘we’ll let him off … Continue reading

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Gov. Tom Wolf: Photographs, videos give colorful picture of historic election day

Kate Penn’s photograph was one of hundreds captured by York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographers on an Election Day in which Pennsylvania elected York County’s own Tom Wolf as governor. As many anticipated, York County, with a big GOP registration … Continue reading

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George Leader became Pa.’s first governor from York, Pa., 60 years ago

This is one of a series of photographs from York, Pa., Daily Record files showing moments surrounding George Leader’s swearing in as Pennsylvania’s governor. The longshot candidate was top votegetter 60 years ago – in the November 1954 election. The question today is whether another York countian, Tom Wolf, can score a similar victory. Like Leader, Wolf was relatively unknown before the election year. But smart marketing, among other things, moved him ahead of other Dems in the spring primary, and polls show him ahead of challenger and sitting governor Tom Corbett today, Election Day, 2014.

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5 more history mysteries to test your York smarts

Last week, I posted five history mystery quizzes originally posed to YDR Facebook readers. This week, the first two – the one above and immediately below – were posted to my Facebook page. I put past posts on YDR Facebook and the daily posts on my page. Many also go on my Twitter stream. I hope you enjoy and engage by clicking on comments, likes and share. And remember, click on the “goog.le” link, if stumped.

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10 ways to learn more about Tom Wolf, Dem nominee for Pa. governor

The York Daily Record/Sunday News has captured Tom Wolf in scores of photos in his campaign for governor. But this one is my favorite. It shows the Democratic gubernatorial nominee – decided in Tuesday night’s Pennsylvania primary – at an … Continue reading

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Wolfs of Mount Wolf and Wiests of Dover linked by founding year, York building

Wiest’s Department Store was one of the big three such York, Pa., stores in its day. The Bon-Ton and Bear’s were the other two. Today, the Bon-Ton operates in many states, and the other two only exist in the memories of thousands of York countians. But Wiest’s former store is the longtime home of a high-profile Pennsylvanian. Tom Wolf, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, operated the Wolf Organization from the old Wiest building for years.

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Pennsylvania political roads now leading to York County, Pa.

Scott Wagner is the latest York countian to make statewide political news after voters wrote him in to victory in a special election for a State Senate seat that covers most of York County. York, Pa., has seen several of its politicos gain high state rank in recent years.

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‘Hot Spill’ sculpture or giant paper clip in York, Pa.? You decide

Millersville University sculptor Ike Hay died recently, but his legacy remains in York, Pa. – a sculpture in Foundry Plaza next to Codorus Creek. It was named ‘Hot Spill’ when it was unveiled in 1984. A York Daily Record/Sunday News story about the sculptor’s death described a bit of controversy that ensued: ‘The piece — all vivid red curves and lines, with a smaller black section — brought some controversy, (his wife) Teri Hay said, and was initially derided by some in print for its abstract design. They called it a giant paper clip, she said. But it was long one of her husband’s favorites.’

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