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Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Co. has protected ‘the Rock’ since 1901 – before-and-after views

Linked in/Neat stuff: Cold Springs Park recalled/Young George Washington on mural +++ The Glen Rock, Pa., Hose and Ladder Co.’s engine house was completed in 1904. This home base for the fire company, ‘Protector of the Rock since 1901’ as … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s touted Lafayette Toast is mostly a boast?

This painting shows Marquis de Lafayette toasting George Washington, a longtime fixture in the old Lafayette Club in York, Pa. The impact of this toast is controverted. Some students of history say it tipped the scales in favor of the retention of Gen. George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution. Others say that the bid by Gen. Horatio Gates to take over the Army had already lost steam. That’s just the start of controversies over this moment in early 1978 when the Continental Congress was meeting in York.

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Henry Laurens in the Tower of London: Casting a dragnet for this American revolutionary

Who was Henry Laurens? The York Daily Record/Sunday News’ Deb Hummel wrote this in 2001: ‘Henry Laurens. Born in 1724 in Charleston, S.C. Successful merchant and planter. A delegate from that southern colony to the Continental Congress. President of the congressional delegates for much of the group’s 1777-1778 stay in York Town, Pa. Signer of the Articles of Confederation. Captured by a British man-of-war while on a diplomatic mission to Holland in 1780. Imprisoned in the Tower of London as a traitor.’

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Old Electric Map lifted up, then settles into new Hanover home: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 26, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers George Washington and Andrew Jackson’s visits to York, the Electric Map’s New home and memories about the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Lafayette Club honors Frenchman, though books on the nobleman often forget York, Pa.

George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette meet at Mount Vernon sometime after the American Revolution, the war that brought the two friends together. The young Lafayette brought the possibility of France’s support to Washington and the patriots during the darkest … Continue reading

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Local truck sign enters wheels of fame: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Oct. 21, 2011

A truck-shaped sign is an artifact of history. Yup, where else but history-rich York County would produce a sign, equipped with lights that make the truck’s wheels appear to rotate. And it would then be recycled as a museum piece. … Continue reading

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Part Deux: Use these stories to show off your York smarts

President Abraham Lincoln, played by James Hayney, speaks at the Hanover Junction train station of his trips through York County on his way to and from delivering his Gettysburg Address. Abe stopped at Hanover, too, where he spoke to an gathering. (See … Continue reading

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