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Fire in a York, Pa., box car filled with apples and beans: ‘Here was a thriller’

York’s Vigilant fire company, captured here in this Picturing York before-and-after slider, has done heroic work for years. But there was a moment in the late 1800s when townspeople bailed out the fire company. Yorkblogger June Lloyd told about the response to a fire in a box car filled with apples and beans: ‘I guess it is kind of embarrassing if your horse-drawn fire engine runs away, is stopped by a collision with your other engine and has to be people-drawn to the fire. That’s what happened to York’s Vigilant Fire Co. in the late 1800s.’ June provided a newspaper account with her 2011 post that led with: ‘Here was a thriller!’

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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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