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This former Major Leaguer came from Red Land, home of the U.S. Little League winner. Can you ID him?

This former Major League baseball player is from Goldsboro, the area covered by the U.S. Little League champs from the Red Land Little League. This achieving athlete, one of the most accomplished baseball players to come from York County, Pa., … Continue reading

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Thomasville-area’s Biesecker’s Mill: ‘It’s a unique property, but evidently it’s so unique that no bank will touch it’

Biesecker’s Mill is one of the most architecturally interesting mills standing in York County, Pa., today. An adaptive reuse plan to convert it into apartments is in limbo, though. ‘It’s a unique property, but evidently it’s so unique that no bank will touch it. So we’re kind of stuck here,’ owner Eric Bickleman told the York Daily Record. The rangy, pre-Civil War mill measures in at 17,000-square-feet. So with its future unclear (a GoFundMe site is set up), we’ll look at its past. The book ‘Millers’ Tales’ gives these facts about the mill. Products made there in its milling days: White Lily and White Swan flour, Yorko Dog Food, Golden Corn mill. Types of milling done there: grist, saw and distillery. The Biesecker in the name comes from one of its owners, John Biesecker

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As U.S. president, John Adams changed his mind about York County

In a previous post, York Town Square explored how Lancaster County begat York and Cumberland counties. And York County begat Adams in 1800. (And Cumberland begat Franklin, named after Benjamin Franklin, in 1784.) And many know that Adams County was … Continue reading

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