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York County enjoys its big anniversaries – and there’s a lot of history to enjoy

This mega York County, Pa., celebration came in 1927, the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Articles of Confederation. It looked back to the days when Continental Congress met in York. It included a pageant, seen here, and the posting of large paintings of patriots around York’s square.

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Rosie the Riveter toiled in the Civil War, too

Women living in the Civil War era are getting their due in the popular re-enactments in Gettysburg and elsewhere in these 150 years of the war observances. One re-enactor in Gettysburg for the 151st anniversary of the battle likened Civil War contributions to those of ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ that symbol of women who worked on shop floors in World War II.

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Gettysburg 150: What lessons did York learn from this big anniversary?

Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon stayed at the Jacob Altland’s house at Farmers, along the York-Gettysburg Pike, the night before he and his division entered York. In this farmhouse, he met a delegation from York and accepted the town’s surrender. The private dwelling stands today, unmarked as a historical site. It is shown here as it looked in 1963.

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Gettysburg Dedication Day 150: 6 best story, photo and video links

An Abraham Lincoln re-enactor does not speak, but listens in the Nov. 19 observance of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Events linked to the 150th continue this week in Gettysburg, Pa.

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Have you ever ventured out to visit remote York County landmark Codorus Furnace?

A man was stuck in the Codorus Furnace stack this week. This drew attention to this York County, Pa., landmark, owned in its American Revolution heyday by Declaration of Independence signer James Smith. The old stack – actually not that owned by Smith – sits near where the Codorus Creek and Susquehanna River meet. It’s one of those landmarks featured in tourism brochures for years, but its remote location means that many York countians have never paid it a visit.

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Living historian to recreate Abe Lincoln’s trip to Gettysburg via Hanover Junction

Civil War fans have another major Gettysburg 150 moment coming on Nov. 19 – the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln stayed in the Wills House, partly seen at left in this five-year-old photo from atop the Gettysburg Hotel. Of course, the president passed through Hanover Junction and Hanover traveling to and from Gettysburg. The excursion train Steam into History will observe part of the president’s journey from New Freedom to Hanover Junction and back with the appearance of living historian James Hayney.

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Time-honored roadside attractions still used to lure motorists

Gettysburg Battlefield Thrift store uses large novelty statues as roadside attractions luring motorists into that Adams County business. The Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun’s Media Center explains these oversized figures as well as shows five photos of the scene:

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Classic Caramel Co. to observe sweet 100th birthday in York, Pa.

Classic Caramel and its forerunners have made candy on quiet site near York, Pa.’s, William Penn High School for years – make that decades. What’s new is the application of color to interior and exteriors. The York Daily Record/Sunday News shows this color scheme here

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Friends and Generals: North/South reunion on Gettysburg’s East Cemetery Hill,1893

York, Pa.,’s David Spangler mailed this photograph, source unknown, of Union and Confederate generals who had gathered in Gettysburg 30 years after the great battle. It’s a little hard to sift the generals from their friends, but well-known generals E.P. Alexander, James Longstreet and Gen. Daniel E. Sickles are shown. Gen. O.O. Howard can be identified, his peg leg on the cannon.

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5 Gettysburg 150 moments not to be overlooked

Five of seven members of former Spring Grove, Pa., Boy Scout Troop 46 who hiked from their hometown to Gettysburg in 1913 pose 50 years later. The Gazette and Daily published this photograph on July 3, 1963, showing the former Boy Scouts on the Gettysburg’s centennial battlefield. Surrounding them are members and leaders of Explorer Post 30 of Spring Grove, who had just emulated the 50th anniversary walk.

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