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York, Pa.’s, skyline: Where was the photographer standing to get this one?

York, Pa., Daily Record photographers has been capturing some interesting outdoor photographs of high school sports all-star groups. This photo came from a different ‘shoot,’ providing the cover of the basketball preview tab. We’re presenting it here because this photograph is outstanding, literally, and its compelling setting, with those historic buildings in the background. So, let’s test your downtown York, Pa. What are the tall buildings at left, center and right? Also, where are the players and photographer, Kate Penn, standing?

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From the Gettysburg battlefield, Part II: Cavalryman’s sword bears initials C.J.H.

This decoration on a sword from the Gettysburg Battlefield appears to be a soldier on horseback. It also bears the initials C.J.H. A intrepid York County, Pa., researcher has found a Civil War soldier who might have owned it. Today, West Manchester Township resident Dick Wilson owns the sword, which has been in his family for years.

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Gettysburg 150: Check out these 6 memorable photo, video links

York, Pa., Daily Record photographer Jason Plotkin captured this photo of Gettysburg 150’s first weekend of re-enactments. Plotkin said he found the re-enactor in this photo particularly in to it, full of personality. Another full weekend of re-enactment in southcentral Pennsylvania is approaching.

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How a bird views the not-so-small Dallastown Intermediate School – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 10, 2012

Good stuff, below: Gettysburg hunting/Laucks reunion/Time machine Aerial photographs are helpful in giving big picture perspective. Such as the size of some of the newer schools in York County. This view from a March post shows the grand size of … Continue reading

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Unveiling hidden art around York, Pa. – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 27, 2012

I’ve been covering the arts in York for about five years. I’ve attended many events, gallery openings and concerts. During my time here, I also learned about its history and found some hidden gems. So, when I decided to cover this Downtown Inc-led tour, I doubted I would learn much. I was wrong.

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What stood for 142 years came down in hours: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 26, 2012

This is a York County scene, although this five-arch Roman-style bridge does not seem to typify the county. But it stood at Straight Hill on the York-Carlisle Road between Dover and Rossville. A bulldozer took it down in 1954. What … Continue reading

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Gettysburg statue again stands tall, with new noggin: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Nov. 29, 2011

In 2006, vandals chained the 4th New York Artillery statue in the Devil’s Den area of the Gettysburg Battlefield and toppled the monument. They carried off its head. Just this week, the restored statue greeted visitors. The Hanover Evening Sun … Continue reading

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Civil War site to add former World War II POW housing: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Sept. 7, 2011

The National Park Service in Gettysburg, Pa., is seeking to secure land and a structure that is more famous for its World War II history. The Hanover Evening Sun reports that the art deco-styled Gettysburg Armory housed German prisoners during … Continue reading

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