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Made in York? Oui! York Wallcoverings found in homes worldwide

York Wallcoverings’ Ron Redding provided numerous examples changes in wallpaper over time and told the story about the evolution of the wallpaper industry over the centuries at a recent Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society meeting. Here, he shows a photograph … Continue reading

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Starbucks will observe its 20th anniversary in York County next year. Time really passes fast.

At York Town Square, we like serendipity. When we ran across this aerial photo of the Starbucks roasting plant in Manchester Township, we knew it would perk interest.

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PeoplesBank’s story: 4 Glen Rock photos cover 150 years of banking

For decades, it was known as the First National Bank of Glen Rock, but it evolved into the York County icon, PeoplesBank. The bank has expanded beyond its Glen Rock, Pa., home to offer 20 branches in southcentral Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. The bank’s headquarters stands on slightly higher ground today, 150 years after its founding. It is has moved from the Glen in the Rocks to Leader Heights in York Township.

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Foustown, now a ghost town, captivates people

John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel photographed this house in Glen Rock-area’s Foustown on the day that the nearby distillery stack came down in 2012. The stack, which marked the old distillery town, was built to make alcohol in World War II, but … Continue reading

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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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