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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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In this York County mystery town, you’re either going up or down a hill

This post card showing a bird’s eye view of … well, what York County, Pa., town? The postcard shows the town about 100 years ago, for it was postmarked 1917. That it’s the property of the Stewartstown Historical Society might suggest its somewhere in southeastern York County.

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York County history mystery intersection: It’s one to avoid, wherever it is

This is York County, Pa.’s, Longstown, where Mount Rose and Cape Horn roads meet, circa 1948. The same crossroads is pictured above.

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Hanover car promised to get 40-50 miles a gallon in the 1920s: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 13, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers conservation work at Harley-Davidson’s Springettsbury Township plant, a discovery involving Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train, a story about pop artist Jeff Koons and a memorial suggestion for the late George Leader

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John C. Schmidt Mansion home of Preservation and the Arts fundraiser: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 20, 2012

The growth of Pennsylvania Arts Experience is further evidence that the arts scene is growing in and around York County.

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York’s Central Market should be used for all kinds of things, Part II

York’s Central Market was designed for food vendors but has always performed the larger function as a community gathering place.

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The Little Courthouse, almost forgotten, still stands tall: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 21, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Continental Square, the West Manchester Mall and Jeff’s Koons unusual design work.

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Linden Avenue interesting mix of residential, industrial – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 3, 2012

More neat stuff below: Jeff Koons/Shrewsbury camp meeting site/Bad weather Linden Avenue in Northwest York was an interesting blend of residential and industrial. That wasn’t a coincidence. Linden, in the Avenues, provided homes for workers and execs of nearby industries. … Continue reading

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