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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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Southcentral Pa.’s Good Roads Jubilee in 1921: ‘Longest automobile parade in U.S. history’

Some folks travel on Route 462 and Route 30 in York County, Pa., without a thought that they are moving on important ground in the history of the nation’s highway system. That road – still the most heavily used east/west route in York County – was the best Atlantic/Pacific route a century ago.

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Mount Rose’s I-83 Interchange: A ground hog’s look under and a bird’s-eye view over this cloverleaf

Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s dairies remembered/One fortunate groundhog You might have thought that Howard Tunnel was York County, Pa.’s, only railroad tunnel. Then York Daily Record photographer Paul Kuehnel shows another one (kind of) – the old Maryland and Pennsylvania’s … Continue reading

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I-83 improvements causing change at Mount Rose interchange

The Budget Host Inn, seen here in 2013 after a fire, is coming down. The well-known Mount Rose Avenue motel’s footprint will be covered by improvements to Interstate 83 in York, Pa.

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What’s the story of that fenced-in graveyard atop a hill near I-83? Part 2

This is the view of that solitary southern York County, Pa., cemetery akin to what motorists saw for years. Actually it’s now a former cemetery, the Keeney Cemetery near Shrewsbury.

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Interstate 83 pileup worst York County mass crash in memory

Thanks heavens, no one was killed. But this pileup of 10 vehicles on Interstate 83 in southern York County this week was one of the largest in memory. Four tractor-trailers, five cars and one tow truck- hauling two vehicles – crashed near the Glen Rock exit. Seven people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A miracle.

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Ever wonder how York County’s Spring Garden Township got its name?

As the name suggests, Spring Garden Township is a well watered municipality, extreme examples of such are seen when it rains. Here, a popular water collecting spot is seen at Hill Street and Spahn Avenue in this York County, Pa., township. But interestingly, the township did not get its name from its springs but borrowed it from elsewhere – Philadelphia, in fact.

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Spring Valley Peacock Farm: A telling, troubling story about York County, Part II

When Spring Valley Peacock Farm came down, the ire of York County residents with long long memories of the old farmstead went up.

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Springettsbury farmhouse provided a telling, troubling story about York County

Springettsbury farmhouse, part of Spring Valley Peacock Farms, provided a telling, troubling story about York County

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Lincoln Woods Inn waitresses enjoyed meeting John F. Kennedy: Linked in to history, 1/28/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers John F. Kennedy’s visit to York County in 1960, Civil War 150, noted scientists from York and the latest installment of Exit Interviews featuring York Divers.

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