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6 more cool, unsung York/Adams, Pa., sites to discover and explore

This unsung site is hardly off the beaten track, as many often-overlooked places are. But Gettysburg’s square should not be forgotten as a place to spend time on those treasured trips to the Gettysburg National Military Park and other attractions. The visitors center is now farther away from this crossroads, but remember that this part of Gettysburg saw fighting, too. And there are museums, shops linked up to the Civil War and prime restaurants within walking distance. In fact, the must-see National Cemetery, with its Lincoln connections, and nearby Ziegler’s Grove, with its Pickett Charge links, are a reasonable walk from this square, seen here from the roof of the Gettysburg Hotel.

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Let’s just call Hellam Township’s Jim Mack’s a sanctuary for people

The official name is Jim Mack’s Ice Cream/Cones and Clubs, but locally everyone calls it Mack’s or Jim Mack’s. And it’s home to Little Ricki, an 18-year-old female bear, its mascot for the past 16 years. Mack’s is a local institution … Continue reading

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York photo captured memorable moment of human contact: ‘An emotional life saver for me’

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel captured this touching scene at a York Ecumenical Choral Society concert at St. John Episcopal Church. The photograph drew an equally touching response from the chorus member who reached out to the youngster.

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Nasty York County, Pa., weather brings 10 bright news coverage moments

This is one of a host of photographs made by York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photogs in recent storms. This one, by Sonya Paclob, shows a snow-cover York City from on high, say seven stories up at the Yorktowne Hotel. Why not the Yorktowne’s roof, a favorite perch for photographers over the years? It was off limits for now. It hadn’t been shoveled.

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These 8 scenes show current and past York, Pa., bad weather moments

Pax and other bad weather events bring inconvenience, property damage or worse. But they also bring memorable photographs, such as this scene this morning on the streets of York Pa.

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Camp Security serves as textbook case of what grass-roots preservation effort should look like

This aerial view gives an easy explanation of the various parcels that have been preserved from development so that Springettsbury Township’s Camp Security site can be explored and understood. Campu Security was a British prisoner-of-war camp in the American Revolution. Roughly 2,000 prisoners were detained on the site.

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Where exactly is the York/Lancaster border? Part 2

The view from Highpoint, the Highpoint Scenic Vista and Recreation Area, includes this one to the north toward Wrightsville, showing the bridges crossing the Susquehanna River. Somewhere in that river, York County’s border meets Lancaster’s. Background posts: Murals of York … Continue reading

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With hot controversy cooled, Highpoint offers Susquehanna River view for the ages

The Mason-Dixon Trail passes over Highpoint, in this view to the south. It extends to Havre de Grace, Md., and Chadds Ford, Pa. Background posts: Private, public interests built Lake Marburg for manufacturing, recreation, York Safe & Lock faltered after … Continue reading

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Where exactly is the York/Lancaster border?

The Susquehanna River as seen from Highpoint. That’s Lancaster County, Pa., to the right and York County to the left. From the time York County withdrew from Lancaster County in 1749, the mother county has owned the river. Background posts: … Continue reading

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