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From petroglyphs to bald eagles, Dan Meckley covers ‘Incomparable York County’

York, Pa.’s, Daniel G. Meckley III has compiled several volumes of family histories combined with York County histories. The 90-year-old former CEO has published another volume in that series, ‘York, The Comparable York County, PA,’ and it covers an array of county topics.

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What was the name of the eatery in the alley behind York’s Central Market?

Mention the Ramona Restaurant, a noted York City eatery, and you get all kinds of memories in return.

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York’s Rescue Fire Company, Mack the Fire Horse’s former home, now a private residence

The nicely remodeled landmark Rescue Fire Company No. 4 building in York, Pa., now serves as a private residence.

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When you had to pay a toll to cross the Susquehanna River

Susquehanna River bridges, particularly those connecting Wrightsville and Columbia, always fascinate readers

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On the beach: Bike shows the reach of York-made products – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 26, 2012

Good stuff, below: Haar’s drive-in/Blue Star museums/Continental Square This Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle was made in York. It’s the famous one that has been in the news since it was washed away from last year’s tsunami in Japan and ended up … Continue reading

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York City Hall touts Colonial history, but city is mainly Victorian: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 12, 2012

This longtime York Federal/Waypoint/Sovereign Bank Building on York, Pa.’s, South George Street is being transformed into York’s City Hall. The city’s choice of this visible venue presents an interesting cultural irony. The Colonial-style building promotes York City’s 18th-century past particularly … Continue reading

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Rare York, Pa., map provides a snapshot of downtown life 80 years ago

This is an rare map of York, Pa.’s  Continental Square in 1933, as drawn up by the engineering firm of C.S. Davidson. The firm operates today in York County. The map shows the many businesses operating in York’s core even … Continue reading

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Furniture making in York County fascinates folks: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 5, 2012

York, Pa., rallied with the rest of the world when World War I, the Great War, ended. This Ready for Peace Parade photograph is dated, Nov. 11, 1918 – Armistice Day. It shows young Home Furniture Company reps outside their … Continue reading

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Family member would like Boring Furniture Co. of North York, Pa., to be remembered

Employees and owners of the Boring Furniture Co., Laurel and Court streets, North York, pose for he photographer. The table-maker has long been out of business but a family member is hoping that its work is long remembered. Also of … Continue reading

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They still dress like this in York County, Pa.: Linked in with neat history stuff, Dec. 26, 2011

Yes, people still dress like this around York County, Pa. The Glen Rock Carolers have been singing on Christmas morn for some 150 years. This year, the annual rite of Christmas had an added attraction. Glen Rock native Lt. Ben … Continue reading

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