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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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Gettysburg’s old Electric Map in storage: Check out these photographs

A portion of the Electric Map sits in a storage container, one of four, at an undisclosed site. The map was carved up into sections when it was dismantled more than a decade ago. (See additional photographs below). Also of … Continue reading

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You’d never know this West Manchester building was a one-room school: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Sept. 1, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers roadside giants, what’s new in Gettysburg and the sale of Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Old, new Conewago bridges keep each other company: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 23, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the old Ganoga Bridge, the old Gettysburg Cyclorama and the soon to be demolished smokestack at the old Foust distillery.

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York countians remember those days when polio struck: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff, July 27, 2012

Ydr.com’s oral history series ‘Remember’ explores the dreaded polio outbreaks that unpredictable visited York County, particularly in 1941. That year, more than 100 people contracted polio in York County, and at least nine people died. Towns virtually shut down. Schools … Continue reading

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