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This former Major Leaguer came from Red Land, home of the U.S. Little League winner. Can you ID him?

This former Major League baseball player is from Goldsboro, the area covered by the U.S. Little League champs from the Red Land Little League. This achieving athlete, one of the most accomplished baseball players to come from York County, Pa., … Continue reading

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How the ‘Barnes Dance’ allowed you to cross this York, Pa., intersection at any angle

After I suggested that people were jaywalking at this mystery York, Pa., intersection, a YDR Facebook commenter stated: ‘This was NOT jaywalking. It was a short-lived intersection plan called “Barnes’ Dance” … . All vehicular traffic was stopped, and all pedestrian traffic was allowed to cross at any angle. It did not last long. Eventually the city returned to the customary configuration.’ But the History Mystery remains. What city intersection are you seeing here?

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How Kiwanis Lake has changed since it was developed in 1952

‘Picturing History’ captures a then & now scene from Kiwanis Lake. Sometimes, Kiwanis Lake is mushed in with nearby Farquhar Park. But this list from the City of York separates it out among the 25 parks listed on its website. Check out that list of 25. How many parks have you visited?

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Fit for Norman Rockwell: 8 Memorial Day scenes from around York County, Pa.

This scene from Goldsboro’s square accomplishes a couple of things this Memorial Day. It’s one of the scores of memorials highlighted in this map of York County veterans memorials. And it shows one of two islands in the squares of York County towns. Traffic circulates around this memorial and the grassy square in Jefferson. (Abbottstown and New Oxford, with their traffic circles, are in Adams County.)

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What York County towns have monuments at their center? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 13, 2012

More stuff below: Berry’s not Bury’s burgers/Stony Brook Drive-in/Stewartstown Railroad Abbottstown is in Adams County, just over the line from York County. The borough has been working for years on beautifying its circle. It’s been a tough battle to enhance … Continue reading

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Goldsboro shares Three Mile Island’s spotlight: The boroughs of York County series, No. 7

Many homes in Goldsboro share a view of the Three Mile Island cooling towers, as seen in this recent York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photograph. Also of interest: Three Mile Island emergency indelibly written into memories and York County, Pa., … Continue reading

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