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Thoughtful Tin Man ponders York, Pa.’s, past, present – and future?

Linked in/Neat stuff: ‘Hex Hollow – A Documentary Film’/Hotsy Totsy Tuesday A conversation in the York, Pa., Daily Record newsroom centered on this piece of art in downtown York. The upshot of the talk about this cross between ‘The Thinker’ … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., readers rank places and buildings on YorkTownSquare.com’s Top 10 list for 2014

This Hanover-area porch has been well-used over the years. It’s part of the Gitt Mansion, now a library and wedding venue on Hershey Hill outside Hanover. This is the former home of York, Pa., Gazette and Daily owner J.W. Gitt. His library, focusing on the Cold War era, is largely intact. His papers are also available for scholars to review. A YorkTownSquare story about the mansion – You can look down and see the town laid down before you – scored No. 6 in the top 10 list of posts on the the blog in 2014.

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Hex Murder painting effectively captures terrible York County moment

York County’s Brett Greiman painted this scene of the Hex Murder of 1928 – a terrible moment in which a trio attacked and killed a farmer, a suspected witch, in an attempt to break a spell they believe he had … Continue reading

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York County History Mystery quizzes: One-room school is one answer. What are your answers to the others?

It didn’t take long for YDR Facebook readers to ID each name on this graphic as a one-room school site. Or most of them anyway. One-room school news and views always captive online and social media readers. So there, we gave the answer to this one. How about those History Mystery quizzes below?

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Whatever happened to Hex Murder defendants, convicted in York County 80 years ago? Part III

The Nelson Rehmeyer’s Hex murder house in North Hopewell Township, Pa., stands today in rural York County. A couple of years ago, township regulations thwarted efforts to convert the house into a museum. The famous 1928 murder of Nelson Rehmeyer … Continue reading

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