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York’s rock ‘n’ market house: When Central Market becomes a musical venue

Linked in/Neat stuff: A fitting tribute to James Getty/Difficult World War II days This is a fun type of adaptive reuse. Take a 125-year-old market house and turn it into a concert venue. Actually, Central Market was used from its … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation may be little noted but should be long remembered

Abraham Lincoln and his presidency is rightly remembered in this 150th season after his Gettysburg Address. But another proclamation 150 years ago helped shaped America today. His Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1863 established Thanksgiving as a national holiday, the last Thursday in November. President Franklin D. Roosevelt later established it as the fourth Thursday.

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Lincoln’s Address 150: Check out 5 more memorable story and photo/video links

The German Reformed Church Cemetery in Hanover, Pa., was the site of 11 Union fighting men who fell in the Battle of Hanover on June 30, 1863. Their bodies were later exhumed and reburied in the national cemetery in Gettysburg, the site of Gettysburg Address 150 observances this week. But back in Hanover, the historical cemetery has fallen on hard times. “Instead of the flowers and flags one might think would adorn a historic burial plot, Hanover’s German Reformed Cemetery is a cluster of nearly illegible stones, toppled and cracked in a lonely lot on School Avenue behind Trinity United Church of Christ,” the Evening Sun in Hanover reported.

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Lincoln links: Check out these 6 leads to York/Adams stories about Abraham Lincoln

On the eve of the movie ‘Lincoln,’ yorktownsquare.com explores numerous Lincoln links to York County.

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