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History Mystery in York, Pa.: Can you place this scene, maybe from Conewago Creek?

This photograph appeared on the very interesting Hanover-area Facebook Page: If you grew up in Hanover, Pa you remember… . Someone called it to my attention, and my mind immediately placed the scene on the Conewago Creek near Manchester. Here was my initial response to the query for help: ‘I think this is mislabeled. This is probably Cold Springs Park on the Conewago Creek near Manchester. The Conewago is about that width there and across from Cold Springs Park was Elm Beach, a popular swimming spot. I provided a few links to support this: ‘Notice use of Conewago Summit here – and that area is known as Conewago Heights. Also, notice how similar the creek and sports activities look here with the trolley and swimmers and boaters. I hope I’m right, and invite comments on this below.

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History Mystery quiz: Limited response shows York countians forget our heroes so easily

We appreciate those who responded to this History Mystery question. But there were so few who tried.This York, Pa., artist’s work has been reproduced in books around the world for his documentation of 19th-century American life. We do forget our people of accomplishment so easily. Perhaps a forthcoming book on a body of his work will bring his life, times and work back into public view.

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‘FOE’ Civil War exhibit lives to fight another day in York, Pa.

You might call this the largest cardboard recycling project ever in York County. It means Wayne White’s ‘FOE’ exhibit will live to fight another day. York College of Pennsylvania students carried the dismantled cardboard-and-wood exhibit or installation from MarketView Arts on West Philadelphia Street to LSC Design on North George. The exhibit by the noted White showed everyday life for the two days that the Confederate Army occupied York in late-June 1863. The exhibit ended, and its figures will reside in storage at LSC for display at yet undetermined places in York County.

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How York, Pa., kept its cool in the Roaring Twenties

Love these old postcards, and there are 75 more over at YDR’s Media Center. This, of course, is the old Farquhar Park pool or Boys Club Pool etc. This is one of the most compelling scenes I’ve seen of the often-depicted swimming spot, indicating the northwest York City pool’s popularity in 1924.

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York County history mystery: Can you ID the location of this annual festival?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Marro’s Lunch/York Barbell’s spectacular I had to look twice to figure out the location of this street festival. Can you ID the York County town that is home to this crowded annual event? The photo appeared as … Continue reading

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When Jefferson Borough’s square was all grass and its roads unpaved

Linked in/Neat stuff: Career timelines for famous York countians This is Jefferson’s square, with unpaved roads and a rounded traffic pattern, in a photo dated circa 1876, according to the ‘Codorus Valley Chronicles.’ Writing on the side of the photo, … Continue reading

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York history mystery: Quiet factory now, but not so for decades

York Peppermint Patties came from this factory for decades. This cool-breeze candy is now made in Mexico, but you can still find restaurants and other sites around York County that proudly offer the candy gratis after the meal or for low cost as a snack.

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‘Hot Spill’ sculpture or giant paper clip in York, Pa.? You decide

Millersville University sculptor Ike Hay died recently, but his legacy remains in York, Pa. – a sculpture in Foundry Plaza next to Codorus Creek. It was named ‘Hot Spill’ when it was unveiled in 1984. A York Daily Record/Sunday News story about the sculptor’s death described a bit of controversy that ensued: ‘The piece — all vivid red curves and lines, with a smaller black section — brought some controversy, (his wife) Teri Hay said, and was initially derided by some in print for its abstract design. They called it a giant paper clip, she said. But it was long one of her husband’s favorites.’

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York countians still doing what we can with what we have

‘A piece of the Mars rover. The guts of a popular DVD rental kiosk. Crayon wrappers. What do all of these things have in common? They’re made in York County, of course.’ So read the intro to a things-we-make story by York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News reporter Lauren Boyer. York countians have long been known for making practical things, products that are useful and not always glamorous. We kind of do we we can with what we have, as the York Plan motto from World War II stated. Pictured here is a Hallmark card made with Glatfelter paper.

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When a York, Pa., Santa smelled like Noxema and witch hazel

This photo is framed and hangs in the homes of York County, Pa., sisters Joan Bitzer and Carolyn Fink Mosser. It is part of a story that crosses several icons from York County’s past – the Christmas shopping season, Santa’s arrival in York via airplane and his climb up the ladder to Bon-Ton.

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