Tag Archives: Hellam Township

What would York County be without its wonderful old farmhouses and barns?

Strickler family members and York County, Pa., preservationists are concerned about the future of this old farmhouse near the York County Prison in Springettsbury Township. York County Commissioners say the house will remain standing.

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Draft horses and cavalry mounts – both important to York County and American history

A tale of two horses. Draft horses and cavalry mounts, both important to York County and American history

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Country music’s Shorty Fincher: ‘Valley View is the best of the lot’: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 24, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Valley View Park, the Electric Map on the move, the Hex Murder cases explained and the closing of Fitz Brothers Eastern Market stand.

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Tour de York? Wheelmen raced around York Fair’s track: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Sept. 9, 2012

The fair’s track played host to auto racing, horse racing – and bicycle racing.

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Camp David not far from York County border – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 21, 2012

 More stuff below: Menges Mills Market/Famous rock groups/Pink tractors Scores of southwestern York County residents were looking to the skies Friday evenings as fighter jets scrambled after two planes entered into the no-fly zone around Camp David, site of the … Continue reading

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The story of two missing York County grave markers

Paul Stephens was a respected Negro League shortstop. A sports fan wants to recognize Stephens’ Pleasureville burial site with a brass marker. This is a design of what the marker could look like at ‘Country Jake’ Stephens’ grave. For details … Continue reading

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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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The name of Wills again connected with Abraham Lincoln: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 9, 2012

Also below: Microfilm this/World War II Museum/Rudy Park This video tells the story of a Hellam Township collector who believe he’s found an authentic painting of Abraham Lincoln. The jury is still out on it, but John Wills believes he’s … Continue reading

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How a bird sees that busy Mount Rose Interchange: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 10, 2012

York-area aerial photos/Remember Valley View Park?/Learn about Abe Yorktownsquare.com readers maybe familiar of the Mount Rose intersection in suburban York, Pa., from this bird’s-eye view. Well, this aerial view from February gives a different vantage point of this busy intersection, … Continue reading

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Should someone have a fundraiser in that old York U.S.O.? How did they play basketball in that little thing?

This Pennsylvania Dutch Hex symbol still appears on the wall of the old York County Academy gymnasium, to the rear of North Beaver Street in York. It was painted there as part of decorating  work in making the old gymnasium … Continue reading

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