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The Susquehanna’s riverbed: What can you do with a face like that?

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin’s photos from above the Norman Wood Bridge are telling for several reasons. With a Susquehanna River bed like that, it’s obvious why the river over the centuries could not be navigated – or at least navigated by flatboats only in certain rainy seasons. It’s also why canals had to be put in on both sides of the river so that farmers and merchants could get their goods to market on the Chesapeake Bay.

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York County World War II-era pictures make you feel you’re marching with the military

YorkTownSquare has put up a past post with a black and white photo of the marchers in Dallastown, Pa., post World War II. And also posted is a colorized version of that picture that covers a wall in the Metro Bank near Interstate 83 and South Queen Street in York Township. But above we have them together – an interesting comparison. You feel you’re marching with the military. The colorization of local scenes is a successful program by Metro Bank to capture community. How do we know it works? If you click on the comments button from the York Daily Record Facebook page above, you’ll find a community conversation about the photos, including a picture from a resident, Angie Deller Neff, with an arrow identifying her great uncle.

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Where is the Susquehanna River’s Holtwood Dam? Part 2

On a rainy day before Thanksgiving in which snow is in the forecast, this sunny photograph might brightened the day for some readers. Don McClure captured this scene at sunrise several years ago. This wonderful area is remote enough that many York countians have never visited it. So where is Holtwood Dam on the long and broad Susquehanna River? The short answer: Travel the Norman Wood Bridge between York and Lancaster counties and look upriver.

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Along the Susquehanna River: ‘We have the equivalent of a national park’

Here’s a spot that hasn’t yet been here on YorkTownSquare.com , and we specialize in finding favorite – and obscure – spots around here, Pinnacle Overlook on the Lancaster side of the Susquehanna. Lancaster County Conservancy has received the 80-acre scenic vista near Holtwood Dam from PPL Electric. A York Daily Record/Sunday New story on such developments along the Susquehanna brought forth this interesting viewpoint from Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area.

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Farmer with about 6 years of schooling never missed Meet the Press: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 16, 2012

Codorus Valley Chronicles carried an informative article in its February edition about York County Labor Leader Richard Boyd’s bid for a State Senate seat some years ago. The photo, from this newsletter of the Codorus Valley Area Historical Society, shows … Continue reading

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Mermaid spotted in Susquehanna in 1800s: ‘Her hair was platted behind … cut short in front’

York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Jason Plotkin captures workers as they recently put up metal poles to hold a new plywood extension atop Holtwood Dam spanning the Susquehanna River. The work is designed to increase the hydropower capacity at … Continue reading

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Holtwood Dam thrust into the news once again

A bird’s-eye view of the rocks under the Susquehanna River bridge connection York and Lancaster counties in southeastern York County – the Norman Wood Bridge. Check out another story about the Norman Wood Bridge. Efforts to recover the body of a … Continue reading

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Where exactly is the Susquehanna River’s Holtwood Dam?

The Holtwood Dam on the Susquehanna. A story on some rehab work planned for Holtwood Dam in the Susquehanna River sparked discussion in our afternoon news meeting Monday. Where exactly is Holtwood Dam (and Safe Harbor, York Haven and other … Continue reading

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