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Southern York County tunnels: An over-the-handlebars look

A recent VeloPhoto York blog post, telling about a 52-mile bike trip on and around the Heritage Rail Trail County Park, is headlined ‘3 Tunnels, 2 Firetrucks.’ York countian Rick Ramage covers the Howard Tunnel, which many people know about, … Continue reading

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6 cool, unsung York County, Pa., sites to discover and explore

Northern York County, Pa.’s, Redlands Meetinghouse is not usually open, but a stroll around the grounds takes you back to another time. You’ll see strange stonework that allowed church-goers to step up onto horses and wagons and an old cemetery to walk … Continue reading

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One small plot of Springettsbury Township ground, so many memories. And yes, that’s an airport you’re seeing

This York County, Pa. land bears several landmarks popular at the time of this 1950 photograph from a York Chamber of Commerce publication. Take your pick among these Springettsbury Township places. What’s can you ID here? Do any of these … Continue reading

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York County artists use brushes to preserve landscapes

York County, Pa., artist Marion Stephenson’s brush captures Howard Tunnel on the York County Heritage Rail Trail. This image was part of promotional material for an exhibit organized by the Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County and the … Continue reading

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Did you know? New photo book on York County’s architecture gives fun facts, too

When builders dug the Howard Tunnel through a southern York County ridge in 1840, they left room for two tracks. The second track was added after the Civil War.This is one of many interesting facts collected by Scott Butcher and … Continue reading

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Who is Bob Kinsley, builder of the new Gettysburg Visitors Center?

Developer Bob Kinsley talks with York Mayor Kim Bracey at a 2013 community event. Of all of BEven then, Kinsley was in the middle of plans to build a new visitor’s center at Gettysburg (Pa.) National Park.

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Thousands discover formerly unheralded York County rail trail’s Howard Tunnel

Bob Kinsley rides Mexican Wave through the Howard Tunnel on the Rail Trail. The tunnel is one of the oldest in the United States. No matter which direction York County rail trails run, users probably won’t see any artifact or … Continue reading

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