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Cam catches Codorus State Park eagle laying an egg

Baby, it’s cold up there. One hundred feet up, that is. Well, not a eaglet baby yet. But an egg, hatched by an eagle at Codorus State Park, Saturday, on Valentine’s Day.

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Remembering Agnes: ‘Spring Grove’s Worst Flood’

This is the cover of a booklet published by Walt Geiger and Dave Leonard to show the impact of Tropical Storm Agnes on the Spring Grove,Pa., area. ‘Codorus Creek crests 96 inches deeps at mill dam, topping 1933 record of 54 inches,’ an introduction to the photo booklet states. Here, water spills onto Spring Grove’s main street from a Glatfelter loading dock.

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Everywhere you look in York County, Pa., you see a one-room school

This is a familiar former one-room school, sitting for decades along the York Road in Heidelberg Township. This has the look of a former one-room school, well-built and made of brick or stone. Schools in this area – the heavily German area of southwestern York County, were the last to become public. ‘Through the influence of Thaddeus Stevens and others, the Legislature passes an act to establish a system of public schools in Pennsylvania,’ a short history of one-room buildings in the York, Pa., Daily Record states in its 1834 entry. ‘A storm of opposition follows and the act is nearly repealed a year later. Districts are given the choice whether or not to accept and establish public schools. The law triggers the building of one-room schools in rural areas around the state during the next 50 years.’ After World War II, the 300 one-room buildings were consolidated into 50 new schools with multiple grades and classrooms. The number of school districts also came down – from 32 to 15. But the one-roomers are standing around York County today, used in a variety of way.

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When Jefferson Borough’s square was all grass and its roads unpaved

Linked in/Neat stuff: Career timelines for famous York countians This is Jefferson’s square, with unpaved roads and a rounded traffic pattern, in a photo dated circa 1876, according to the ‘Codorus Valley Chronicles.’ Writing on the side of the photo, … Continue reading

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6 photos explore milling and millers in York County’s Menges Mills

Heidelberg Township’s Colonial Valley Mill is up for sale on Saturday. Fortna Auctioneers is handling the sale and has details on its website. And this York Daily Record story fleshes out details of the sale of this historic setting. Here’s … Continue reading

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Colonial Valley sale offers chance to get into 1780s house and own stone mill

Heidelberg Township’s Colonial Valley is best known as the home of the Haunted Mill Scream Park. But history enthusiasts see the western York County, Pa., property, up for sale on June 14, as the home for a 1780s mill and house. The mill has a rare vertical saw, and its works as a mill are intact.

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Part II: Using York County history to create community embodies a modern trend

Yorktownsquare.com previews the PreservingYork.com picnic, an event in which a virtual community is meeting to become an actual community.

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York County’s Penn Grove Camp: ‘Things were pretty primitive by today’s standards’

Thousand of worshippers have heard sermons in this outdoor pavilion, the tabernacle, at Penn Grove Campground in southwestern York County. The camp meeting was a rite of summer for thousands of York countians. Also of interest: Mining a rich vein … Continue reading

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Mining a rich vein of southwestern York County’s religious history – Part I

The United Brethren Church built two-story cabins when it opened the Heidelberg Township (Pa.) campground in 1896 for churchgoers to stay overnight or weekly. Penn Grove Campground later operated as Camp Pamadeva and is known today at Penn Grove Retreat. … Continue reading

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