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Gettysburg 151: 4 scenes from around the battlefield and region

The western gate to Gettysburg borough, marked by Robert E. Lee’s headquarters, will look far different in a future visit to Gettysburg. That key entry into Gettysburg will lose the familiar Appalachian Brewing Company and Quality Inn. The Civil War Trust will pay $5.5 million and transfer the property to the National Park Service,

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York County’s bad weather covers the spectrum: Snow, rain, heat, gloom of night, fog

YorkTownSquare tracks bad weather/bad geological days throughout York County’s history. We’ve covered floods and droughts and earthquakes and blizzards (see the result of such a heavy snow below). But not fog, up to now. With our hills and valleys and waterways, we have a share of those low-hanging clouds. Such as this week, when a fog advisory was in effect. Here, two people cross the Codorus Creek on the Princess Street Bridge.

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Best of the best Hanover/Adams photos in 2013

Love these photo galleries of the year, this one from the Hanover Evening Sun’s gallery. This one, of course, points back to the padlocking of the Gettysburg National Military Park, specifically Soldiers’ National Cemetery.

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Gettysburg battlefield, as you’re used to seeing it

Now that’s more like it. These scenes are playing out all over the re-opened Gettysburg Battlefield – reopened, that is, after the government shutdown ended. Shrewsbury’s Fred Luther is behind the camera at the Virginia Monument to capture Franklin, Pa.’s, Rob and Tina Wolbert’s moment at Gettysburg National Military Park.

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Gettysburg’s battlefield, as you’ve never seen it

Yes, you’ll not see Gettysburg National Military Park this empty, blocked off and downright lonely. The U.S. government shutdown is the culprit. The Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun, which put up a Media Center gallery of the military park that included these photos, reports that 76 full-time park service employees are furloughed. All this in the 150th anniversary of the battle.

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York Daily Record/Sunday News to don different, more contemporary dress, Part III

This is the earliest known edition of the German-language Die York Gazette, ancestor of the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News. Newspapers, indeed, have changed their look since 1796. Sometimes change is hard for readers, but if papers didn’t change, they’d would still look like this.

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Medal of Honor and Gettysburg hero Lt. Alonzo Cushing: ‘He certainly deserved the medal’

Alonzo Cushing’s story begins like this: ‘Gen. George Pickett’s Division advanced on Cemetery Ridge on the afternoon of July 3, 1863, and the booming guns in Battery A of the 4th U.S. Artillery started to go silent as the men assigned to them were killed. Lt. Alonzo Cushing, a 22-year-old from Wisconsin who had graduated from West Point two years earlier, watched his men die around him.

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York County’s Maize Quest unveils scary but pettable farm critters

Hugh McPherson owns Maize Quest in southeastern York County, Pa., and that gives him standing to mount ‘tire-saurus’ This scary attraction on this Fawn Grove-area farm and a similarly vulcanized sea serpent are among the 30 things to do at the park. The farm-turned-amusement park is an example used by farmers for centuries to generate revenue from non-traditional sources on their properties. An age-old example – perhaps this is a traditional souce, come to think of it – is the operation of stills to turn excess grain into spirits.

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Lincoln links: Check out these 6 leads to York/Adams stories about Abraham Lincoln

On the eve of the movie ‘Lincoln,’ yorktownsquare.com explores numerous Lincoln links to York County.

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Gettysburg’s old Electric Map soon to be Hanover’s Electric Map

The old Electric Map, so familiar to generations in Gettysburg, is proposed to resurface in nearby Hanover.

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