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Rocks in the Glen turns into town where things happen, Part III

Glen Rock, Pa., residents experienced a retro weekend recently, with the return of the music of one of its most famous citizens and the return of a train to its well-worn tracks. Pennsylvanian Dr. Lee Zelley, grandson of famed ‘Parade Music Prince’ Roland F. Seitz conducts the Brodbecks Band in Seitz’s best known work ‘Grandioso.’

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Working on Steam into History’s railroad – Linked in to York County history, 4/11/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Roundtown’s one-room school, the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War, YDR/WGAL’s town meeting and working on Steam into History’s railroad

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Steam into History Inc.’s locomotive is steaming into York County’s story

Construction of a locomotive that will give the steam for Steam into History’s excursion service will be finished in time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in mid-2013.

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Spry Grammar School grads true to their school: Linked in to history, 1/3/12

Yorktownsquare.com covers York, Pa.’s Steam into History, Diehl’s Candy, Central Market and a new book on Spry Grammar School.

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Conewago Township mill recycled into a haunted mill: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 16, 2012

This is one big mill, Hykes Mill on, yes, Hykes Mill Road in Conewago Township. But just as old railroad beds are being turned into rail trails, the old mill along the Conewago Creek has been recycled into a favorite occupation for old mills. It’s become a haunted mill, popular at Halloween. In fact, decorations advertising its scary nature are evident during the year. The book Millers’ Tales gives this information on the old structure, located upstream from where the new Ganoga Bridge crosses the creek near Strinestown: Harry Hykes was one of about 20 owners of the mill. Conewago Roller Mill produced: animal feed, flour and lumber. Camp Ganoga, the former Boy Scouts camp, was located nearby. Wonder if the mill was haunted then? The October Storm of 2013 damaged Halloween Park, as it is now called.

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Did Abe Lincoln see this Hanover Junction clock? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 1, 2012

Clock that hung in Hanover Junction, site of Abraham Lincoln’s visit, is up for sale at an Adams County auction house.

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York County loses a chronicler of its history: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 10, 2012

Also below: Codorus fire pits/Lincoln painting/Bud Blakey The recent death of Roger E. Shaffer, a fan and student of Hanover Junction, placed a spotlight on his website hanoverjunction.net and in other publications.  This Hanover Junction historian died on March 22. … Continue reading

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Greathouse family researcher seeks Herman Grothaus descendants with York County ties

Dr. Charles H. Glatfelter was rewarded with a standing ovation in June 2010 after his presentation on Glen Rock’s religious histories at Zion Lutheran Church in that southern York County borough. His speech was part of Glen Rock’s 150th anniversary … Continue reading

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Sons of Union vets seeking relatives of Civil War soldier from U.S. Colored Troops, 32nd Regiment

Two aging Civil War veterans flank a Lincoln impersonator in this photo from York County Heritage Trust files. The black veteran is thought to be John Aquilla Wilson, who enlisted in the United States Colored Troops, 32nd Regiment in 1864. … Continue reading

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New Lincoln blog category introduced to honor Abe’s 200th birthday

Is the tall man with the stovepipe hat, center background, President Abraham Lincoln at Hanover Junction? That’s been long debated. But hundreds will gather at the Junction station from 1-7 p.m. today. Check out www.yorkcountyparks.org or call 840-7440. About a … Continue reading

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