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This granite bear stands primed for action: Where in York County, Pa., can you see this artwork?

Here’s this week’s History Mystery question: This is surely one of York County, Pa.’s most unusual tombstones. Where does this granite bear stand? But here’s a tougher one: Do you know its story? Answer. This question on the YDR’s Facebook … Continue reading

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York’s and Harrisburg’s nightlife stories intersect and run parallel

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital city, is busy at night. This is a scene that intersects and parallels with York, Pa.’s downtown story. About a decade ago, York was betting on nightclubs to spawn rebirth to replace loss of retail and other renaissance initiatives. That had worked in Harrisburg, and York’s leaders hoped for similar results. Well, nightclubs didn’t work in York, and actually, the nightclub phase has moved through Harrisburg, too, as this FlipSidePa.com story indicates. Now it’s a place for eateries and music. ‘It has become more attractive now for date night — young professionals going out for an evening for drinks and entertainment. We’re seeing more emphasis on the dining experiences and the variety of experiences that you can have along Second Street still fun, still great nightlife but not every other door is a nightclub,’ a visitors bureau official told FlipSide. You’re seeing some of that in York, too. It’s interesting to track changes in a downtown, and it might make sense to keep an eye on Harrisburg’s transition. York might follow the same path.

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Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter didn’t stop in York in 1976, but York visited him

Robert G. Leichliter, then-York City School Board president in York City and candidate for a state representative seat, met Jimmy Carter in Harrisburg in September 1976. Less than two months later, Carter gained the presidency in a win against Gerald … Continue reading

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10 links and pictures that tell the story about Tom Wolf’s inauguration

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographers captured a bunch of compelling photographs and videos at the inauguration and post-event party. Editors judged this pictured by Paul Kuehnel as the pick for the newspaper’s front page.

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Check out your York Smarts about famous area athletes from the past

York countians value – and remember – their athletes. That’s particularly so when you quiz residents on those who excelled locally or nationally. This athlete and her accomplishments particularly resonated with York, Pa., Facebook fans who engaged with the quiz. One reason among many: She came back and became a popular coach. Test your York Smarts on this quiz, two other sports quizzes below as well as several quizzes on other topics. A good Thanksgiving Day pastime, as well.

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At Duncannon’s Red Rabbit, it’s OK to ask for extra Bunny Dust

The Red Rabbit experience awaits motorists traveling on Route 322 about 15 miles north of Harrisburg, Pa. It’s, indeed, an experience. A delicious experience.

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Fifty years ago, York, Pa., group headed to Freedom Day in Washington, D.C.

Voni B Grimes brought by this photograph showing Freedom Day bus captains from York, Pa., going to the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs in August 1963. The bus captains going to what became that famous day 50 years ago, from left: Raymond Ritter, Ivan Reeves, Grimes, Roger Tyler and Richard Boyer.

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Bridge lanterns along York County’s Susquehanna Trail: ‘We get a lot of questions about them’

Large bridge lanterns outside Wagman Companies Inc and on Canal Road come from Market Street Bridge in Harrisburg.

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Susquehanna River bridges: ‘Just thought you might enjoy': Linked in to history, Dec. 8, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links for the bridges of the Susquehanna, the origin of Shoney’s eateries, Der Belsnickel (Belsnickle) and York County’s relationship with marijuana.

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Ever hear of the Girl Scout Camp Gi-Sco-Ha? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 16, 2012

Did you know that a Girl Scout Camp operated for years near Codorus State Park? Cost-cutting caused Camp Gi-Sco-Ha to shut down in 2010, and the state has purchased the facility long operated by Girl Scouts In The Heart of … Continue reading

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