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This York County, Pa., mystery estate sits on a hillside, but its putting green is flat

This beautiful ‪‎York County, Pa.,‬ estate, now a library and wedding venue, retains the putting green used by its owner. Where is this hillside estate? Have you been up there for an event?

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This showpiece York County, Pa., barn burned down about a decade ago

This was one of ‪York County, Pa.‬’s best-known barns – and we have many grand barns – before it burned to the ground in 2006. It was visible from a major road and intended to be an accessible county showpiece. Where did this barn stand? Memories of this very public farm, in the past or present?

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New way of seeing York, Pa., Part 2: Rail trail opens up new vistas of city

Linked in/Neat stuff: Emig Mansion open house/Historians tour old bank building York, Pa., Daily Record photographer Paul Kuehnel wrote this view from the York County Heritage Rail Trail, north of York city (seen in background): ‘Moon, old willow, over the … Continue reading

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Still in the hunt for Eagle’s Rock near York, Pa.

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. This is an ongoing mystery. All we know is it’s Eagle’s Rock near York, Pa. Actually, information with the photo says its 4 miles southeast of York, Pa. I guess I should take this … Continue reading

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Manna Pro grain elevator: How its demolition will feed change in York, Pa.

This tall Manna Pro grain elevator has formed part of York, Pa.’s skyline for decades. The city’s Redevelopment Authority is going after state funding to demolish this former agricultural center. One estimate places that job at $500,000. So let’s see what this says about change in York, Pa. A former grain elevator, representing county agriculture, is expendable. The city is looking to use the land for a possible hotel, given its proximity to the York Expo Center, aka the York Fairgrounds. The York County Agricultural Society, sold the land to the Redevelopment Authority. So we have the fair and its board, representative of the agricultural community for 250 years, selling a former agricultural asset to clear way for a hotel. An county agricultural economy, as old as the fair, is giving way to a recreational/tourism economy. The grain elevator and its planned demolition is a symbol of that change. Not that there’s a bad guy in this case. It’s change, and that often is good and needed.

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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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In 2000, Harley-Davidson’s proposed relocation to Hellam Township’s Horn Farm tagged as ‘the project of the decade’

Paul McCleary holds Larry Gordon, who was a resident of the Hellam (Pa.) Township’s Horn Farm in the 1950s. Route 30 would later run between where he is standing and the barn and the house. A non-profit board is developing … Continue reading

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York County’s Horn Farm: ‘A very special living history memorial to those hardy ancestors’

The Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education is putting a spotlight on “the past, present and future of York County agricultural,” according to center’s mission statement.

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