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Old signs hanging on York, Pa., buildings point to a different time

Recent YorkTownSquare.com posts about busybody mirror or mirrors (called spionnetje) on the side of York, Pa., buildings have raised great interest among readers. So we thought we’d bring back this vestige from the past, a long overlooked sign across from the East Market Street parking garage. It’s there, probably from the beginning, when the parking garage opened in 1969, with the promise that it would draw shoppers to plenty of parking in the downtown.

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This York County tractor ranked as high-tech – 100 years ago

At YorkTownSquare.com, we document the newest advances in farm machinery. Well, this might have been new 100 years ago. John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel, Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society, sent this in. ‘I attached another photo of some high-tech farm equipment on York County soil,’ Otts wrote. ‘Believed to have been taken in Shrewsbury Twp. near Kings School house. All I can make out is “The York” – ? – York, PA. Certainly looks high-tech for the day.’ Can you ID the maker of this tractor?

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Want a wax figure from the Civil War, Part II? Gettysburg figures to be auctioned

The Gettysburg Civil War Wax Museum, now known as the Gettysburg Heritage Center, is auctioning its wax historical figures. You’ve read about that: Want a Civil War figures? But it’s back today for two reasons. This AP photo of Tammy Myers with the heads of characters is winsome. And the AP reports another interesting thing: ‘As part of those changes, it is preparing to unload dozens of its historical figures – most made of vinyl, not wax – in what the auctioneer calls a once-in-a-lifetime sale.’

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More about York County’s Cameron Mitchell: Famed actor’s family members served in Civil War

Bryan Sellers provided these artifacts about the life and times of famed Hollywood star Cameron Mitchell at January’s Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society meeting. This week, he’ll be back to tell about plans to permanently honor Mitchell in York County, his home county.

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Old York County dirt track brought sounds of revving engines, cheering fans to middle of no where

The long-abandoned Bowling Green Speedway’s oval is visible today from the air in this Google Map. This bird’s-eye view shows the rural nature of the old track. Noise from the racing cars and fans broke the peace of this rural area on race nights. Fans of the speedway and Glen Rock-area history will learn about that old dirt track at a Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society meeting this week.

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Bowling Green Speedway illustrates York County’s love affair with its cars

York County’s old Bowling Green Raceway will be remembered in an upcoming Glen Rock Historical Society program. The rural raceway is remembered by many as an attraction drawing thousands to rural York County 60 years ago. Joe Heisler will present.

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Nasty York County, Pa., weather brings 10 bright news coverage moments

This is one of a host of photographs made by York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photogs in recent storms. This one, by Sonya Paclob, shows a snow-cover York City from on high, say seven stories up at the Yorktowne Hotel. Why not the Yorktowne’s roof, a favorite perch for photographers over the years? It was off limits for now. It hadn’t been shoveled.

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‘Icepocalypse’ fits the storm that felled big trees in York County, Pa.

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News columnist Mike Argento used the term ‘Icepocalypse’ in a Tweet about this week’s ice storm: ‘Trees down everywhere. No cars on the roads. Power out everywhere. It’s the Icepocalypse.’ At one point, 70,000 York County residents were without power. Mike’s label kind of fit. So out of all the thousands of photos YDR professionals and residents captured of ‘Icepocalype,’ this Paul Kuehnel photo from Glen Rock tells the clearest image of the storm. If the storm can fell a tree of this size, ‘Icepocalypse’ works as a name for that storm.

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Cameron Mitchell: Call goes out for historical marker, scholarship to honor York County’s ‘Uncle Buck’

This photograph of Cameron Mitchell was part of the collection on display in a Glen Rock Historical Preservation Society-sponsored evening this week. York County resident Bryan Sellers, whose uncle managed some of the noted Hollywood actor’s affairs, presented about the York native and brought the collection for about 100 people attending to see.

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4 photos give picture of Hollywood star Cameron Mitchell’s ties to York County

Hollywood TV/Movie star Cameron Mitchell, right, a York, Pa., native is seen with his sister, Katherine and brother, Carlisle, on a visit to his home county in the 1960s. The Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society is sponsoring a program about Cameron Mitchell at 7:30 p.m. today. The venue has been moved from the society’s museum in the Peoples Bank building to to Trinity United Church of Christ on Manchester Street.

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