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It’s 90 years old, but the 11-story Yorktowne Hotel still stands tall

Linked in/Neat stuff below: Hanover Theater back in news/New use of old York church? Yorktowne Hotel G.M. Rick Cunningham stands atop the 11-story landmark that is celebrating its 90th birthday this weekend. That’s one grand milestone. This scene was captured … Continue reading

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Change in York County, Pa.? Yes, here’s one example of how it happens all the time

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Guess what year these photos were taken?/New museum in Hanover Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society’s John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel noticed the ‘tunnels’ that carry the old Northern Central Railway – today’s county rail trail – over Route … Continue reading

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5 more neat places to discover in your own York County backyard

Neat place No. 1: The cafe in New Freedom can be the endpoint for an afternoon out. Or a starting point. Here’s one option. Park on the York County’s rail trail in Railroad, just outside Shrewsbury, and walk the couple … Continue reading

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Most popular York Town Square blog posts: Check out this top 10 list in August 2015

This is one of scores of memorable photos coming from Red Land Little League’s run for the Little League championship last month. The U.S. Little League champs brought Red Land to the attention of the world. And with that came the question: Where is Red Land? Two York Town Square posts exploring the whereabouts of Red Land earned spots 1 and 3 in pages viewed by readers in August 2015.

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This York County, Pa., mystery estate sits on a hillside, but its putting green is flat

This beautiful ‪‎York County, Pa.,‬ estate, now a library and wedding venue, retains the putting green used by its owner. Where is this hillside estate? Have you been up there for an event?

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About artifacts in Hanover’s Clarks Shoe exhibit: ‘I have enough to fill it three times’

Many readers here will remember going downtown on a Saturday to buy shoes and other clothes. That day seems to have passed with retailers selling their stuff mainly in the suburbs. That’s mainly. In Hanover, you can still shop for shoes on a Saturday and other days to the week. Clarks Shoes, known as Clarks Bostonian Outlet, is open on the square, and there’s another dose of nostalgia now awaiting visitors. A local collector and Clarks employee Donald Hamme has put up a display of Hanover Shoes relics. Hamme told The Evening Sun in Hanover that when Harper “H.D.” Sheppard and Clinton “C.N.” Myers founded Hanover Shoes in 1899, the company’s motto at that time was to provide “the greatest shoe value on Earth.” Now Clarks customers get an extra value, a case exhibit showing memorabilia, courtesy of Donald Hamme. ‘I have enough to fill it three times,’ Hamme told the Evening Sun.

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These big mysterious, metal, mechanical machines went out of style in York County, Pa., a decade ago

This might seem like an easy History Mystery quiz, but it’s been about 10 years since these big metal boxes were taken out of service in York County, Pa. Time passes fast. They were sold in 2006 after their electronic replacements successfully operated earlier that year. So a partial generation of folks never had the opportunity to use these mechanical machines. OK, what are these?

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Downtown Hanover, Pa.: Here’s how a bird viewed ‘McAllistertown’s’ square 60 years ago

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: More support for WWII hero recognition/New museum in Quecreek This bird’s-eye view shows Hanover’s Center Square in the 1950s. The equestrian statue – the Picket – stood in the middle of the square in those days. … Continue reading

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This snowy Hanover square photo will bring cool relief in these hot days

Linked in/Neat stuff: Hex Hollow movie/Locate this little red schoolhouse? This view of the aftermath of a blizzard in Hanover’s Center Square in 1890 will give some cool relief in these hot days of summer. The town, then observing 75 … Continue reading

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York County filled with diverse museums with their slate clocks, slate boards, prison bars and old cabooses

Delta’s Old Line Museum displays artifacts that tell about this southeastern York County, Pa.’s, diverse history – from Welsh slate mining to Ma & Pa Railroad history. Its inside prize is the slate clock – the Humphrey Pritchard clock. Its … Continue reading

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