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Terrible Hex Murder of 1928, associated with Halloween, actually happened at Thanksgiving

This is my favorite photograph of the Hex Murder house, scene of the killing of a suspected witch in 1928. A trio murdered Nelson Rehmeyer, acting with the belief that he had cast a spell on one of them. This York Daily Record/Sunday News photo makes the house appear to be rising from the Rehmeyer Hollow field in southern York County, Pa.

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Hex Murder defendant John Curry’s artwork hangs in York County homes

John Curry was one of the York County, Pa., trio who killed suspected witch Nelson Rehmeyer in what became known as the Hex Murder case of 1928. After his release from prison, Curry became an artist, whose work is in the homes of several York countians.

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1760s York Springs farmhouse sells at auction for $335,000

The historic 1760 York Springs Pa., farmhouse, up for auction this weekend, was purchased by Karen Riner of Hanover. The former Seifert estate took on overflow customers in the 1800s during the heyday of the York Sulphur Springs resort. York Springs is a bit sleepy now, but it was a place of many comings and goings when people from all over came to the spa.

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Can you locate the 8 mini golf courses operating in York County, Pa.?

York County, Pa., has eight miniature golf courses, including this one new Lewisberry – Frosty Putter. This one has some has some history to it. Frosty Putter owner Donald Reeser as a sprint car marking the final hole. Ydr.com’s Media Center, in profiling these putt-putt golf courses, states: ‘ The car, which replaced an Amish buggy that rotted over the years, was “one of the best sprint cars in Pennsylvania… ” ‘

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Prep sports season start brings question: Who is the greatest athlete from York County?

The start of the prep football season brings to mind a former York, Pa., High athlete who is now in the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Chris Doleman is seen in his high school photo. He went on to football greatness at the University of Pittsburgh and then in pro ball with the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons.

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Utz Arena at the York Expo Center: We’ll get used to it – Linked in with neat history stuff, May 16, 2012

Toyota Arena at York (Pa.) Expo Center is becoming the Utz brand one letter at a time as suggested in this photograph, one of a series captured by York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel. Hanover-based snack food maker Utz secured naming rights to this multi-use building at the old York Fairgrounds.

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Gettysburg’s old Electric Map: How many lights dotted the battlefield? Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 5/7/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers a new book touching on the Hex Murder, the status of the old Gettysburg Electric Map now in Hanover and a query about the Susquehanna River ferry at Wrightsville.

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Rita Mae Brown in York for Camp Security fundraiser: ‘We lose our history so fast in this country’: Linked in to history, 4/18/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Rita Mae Brown’s appearance in York on behalf of Camp Security, interest in the Hex Murder and the story of a Civil War drummer boy.

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Hex Murder witchcraft trials … ‘and they happened in York County’: Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 3/27/13

It will be an interesting night in Glen Rock, Pa., when J. Ross McGinnis takes the podium in April to talk about the Hex Murder of 1928. McGinnis is an attorney with a gift for spinning a tale – only a true, terrible tale in this case. He will tell how three young assailants attacked suspected witch Nelson Rehmeyer to break a spell in a remote hollow not far from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.

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Hex Murder assailant: ‘A genuinely nice guy and was a good employee’

People alive today knew one of the celebrated Hex Murder defendants of 1928, proving that York is the world’s largest small town

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