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Milkweed, a gentle York County native plant that attracts butterflies, played an important wartime role

Milkweed is a native York County plant. Its deep roots made it readily available in World War II. Many people alive today remembering picking milk weed pods in that war, often as part of their school day. They were used for many thing, including forming the stuffing in life jackets that gave them buoyancy – and saved many a fighting man’s life. Perhaps the grandfather of this milkweed plant – in a native plant garden in York City – provided pods for America in World War II.

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What’s that ’51 Chevy doing on the roof at San Carlo’s?

That yellow 1951 Chevrolet hasn’t always been on the roof of The Hop, part of San Carlo’s Restaurant in Manchester Township, Pa. But it has become a landmark signaling folks about the restaurant/entertainment complex that incorporates an equally noteworthy barn.

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Look at the size of that Keystone Marker: Linked in to York County history, 2/24/13

York City is rehabbing a Keystone Marker, part of a effort in Pennsylvania to restore these often forgotten roadside signs posted between the world wars.

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Burning Bridge Tavern takes name from major Civil War moment: Linked in to history, 1/22/13

The Burning Bridge Tavern in Wrightsville is named after the bridge that the Union Army burned to keep invading Confederates from crossing in the Civil War. The building, a longtime tavern, sustained its own fire in 2008.

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Here is a call for Gino’s Burgers and Chicken to return to York County

This is a Gino’s baconburger, as captured at the chain’s restaurant at King of Prussia (closed in 2013, but then just across from the mall) Gino’s Burgers and Chicken was an iconic part of York’s culinary past. Perhaps it can … Continue reading

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Who makes the best potato chips in York County, Martin’s or Utz? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: April 6, 2010

This graphic, from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News, provides an interactive timeline of iconic snack food maker, Snyder’s of Hanover. Martin’s chips has also been in the news recently because of its expansion. Which brings us back to the … Continue reading

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