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This York, Pa., building, mysterious for years, now is used as a crematorium

This York County, Pa., building and its smokestack have brought up all kinds of stories, often spooky, over the years. It’s now used as a crematorium. So where does this building stand? Btw, what was its original use?

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York, Pa.’s signal tower to be preserved: ‘Towers … kept the railroad moving’

This tall structure in the York Street area of York City will remain standing as the area around it changes. Buildings in the 200 blocks of York and Chestnut streets will come down. Think Loud Development is looking to make … Continue reading

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Bricker’s Fries units are everywhere around York County, Pa. So, where did it sell its first order?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Want to know more about Gettysburg’s Cyclorama?/Painting church icons Bricker’s French Fries, that iconic and ubiquitous York County, Pa., vendor, started with one stand – a concession  at the Bud Bricker-owned Susquehanna Speedway in northern York County – … Continue reading

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7 questions – and answers – to check your York Smarts

Ever since this scene appeared in the York, Pa., Daily Record, I’ve thought about such countless gatherings, morning, noon and night across York County. This typifies a piece of York County – past and present.

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Foustown: Glen Rock-area company town, now ghost town – Linked in to York County history, 3/18/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers early York County businesswoman Shinah Etting, Gettysburg 150 stories, lonely ghost town Foustown, and a sought-after Samurai sword.

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Some 50th anniversary gift: Gettysburg Cyclorama building coming down: Linked in to York County history, 3/8/13

Yorktownsquare covers the Tuskegee Airmen, the Rusk Report, the demolition of the old Cyclorama building in Gettysburg and the stories behind local obituaries.

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Old Gettysburg Cyclorama building: Visit this round landmark while it still stands

Old Gettysburg Cyclorama building: Visit this round landmark while it still stands

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Abraham Lincoln skips train, arrives in Gettysburg in big red box

Private and public interests are preparing exhibits, museums and even an excursion railroad for the approaching 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Remember the Electric Map in Gettysburg? It is in storage but may soon be disposed of

The Electric Map tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg in one of its last days of operation in 2009. Like its longtime neighbor, the Cyclorama building, the mothballed map’s future is in doubt. Also of interest: – Electric … Continue reading

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Days of Christmas past: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Dec. 18, 2011

This photograph brings back memories of all sorts. The Christmas of old. Orphans and other disadvantaged children this time of year. And the old Children’s Home of York, at Pine and East Philadelphia, now a shopping center. Here, the children … Continue reading

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