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The 4 Yorkbloggers still writing about history. But make that 5.

Readers discovered the old York, Pa., Hiway Theater in June 2013 when Yorkblogger Joan Concilio compiled reader memories of the long-gone moviehouse. This is one way that Yorkbloggers ply their craft: They ask for – and receive information and memories from others. They bring it together and redistribute it in a winsome way so that others might enjoy the moments.

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Scott Butcher’s new book explains best of American architecture: Linked in to history, Dec. 5, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a new Scott Butcher book, a movement to buy local food, details about York County’s original courthouse and a plea to preserve the old York County Prison on Chestnut Street

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What family has at least 8 ways to spell its name? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 3, 2012

Neat stuff below:¬†Country-and-western music at¬†Valley View Park/Street rods/York Charrette The Casper Glattfelder Association of America is holding their 107th family reunion on July 28-29. It’s no small reunion, considering the size of this venerable York County family. The reunion has … Continue reading

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Check out these famous faces of York County, Pa.

Ken Ludwig is a writer of Broadway plays. But he has not forgotten York County, as his appearance at York Little Theatre earlier this year indicates. ‘It’s such an artistic area,’ he said during a recent phone interview from his … Continue reading

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How a bird sees that busy Mount Rose Interchange: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 10, 2012

York-area aerial photos/Remember Valley View Park?/Learn about Abe Yorktownsquare.com readers maybe familiar of the Mount Rose intersection in suburban York, Pa., from this bird’s-eye view. Well, this aerial view from February gives a different vantage point of this busy intersection, … Continue reading

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How a bird sees steam plumes from Three Mile Island: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 29, 2012

This aerial view from above northeastern York County shows the steam plumes from the two operable cooling towers of Three Mile Island. Actually, you don’t need a bird’s-eye view to see the plumes. Look in that direction from the York-area … Continue reading

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Which church steeple is the tallest in York County? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 18, 2012

Restoration work on St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hanover is expected to take a couple of years. Here work begins on the large church’s steeple last week. Which leads to the question about the tallest steeple among York County’s 500 … Continue reading

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About the Northwest Triangle and skinnydipping in the Codorus: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 15, 2012

  This low-altitude aerial photograph, from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News’ Chris Dunn, gives a clear view of the Northwest Triangle development area. The two bridges are near one of the points of the triangle. That area of the … Continue reading

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Aerial view shows great size of Central York High School

Linked in/Neat stuff: Clogged York corridors/York on eBay When you’re on the ground, the size and scale of Central York High School is hard to take in. When you’re about 2,000 feet above sea level, the complex in the Pleasureville/Emigsville … Continue reading

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Remember this: New Salem is the borough. York New Salem, the post office

Marlin Barshinger posted this photo, owned by J.B. Fishel’s Bakery, on the reader submitted Your Photos section of ydr.com. The collectible points to the fascination many York countians hold to the hobby of finding old bottles. Former privies – outhouses … Continue reading

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