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Ghost signs in Glen Rock, Pa.: They have new life for rail trail users to enjoy

Advertisers have long done what it takes to reach prospective buyers, with messages small – and large. So when trains stopped or passed through Glen Rock in the late 1930s, they received the message from these two advertisers – Seigman’s & Wherleys and Wrigley gum.

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Glen Rock’s Ruins Hall: What was on that site that became ruins?

Ruins Hall is a new event venue in Glen Rock, Pa. In fact, such an event is schedule for Saturday, May 30. That’s the Glen Rock Arts and Brewfest.
‘The concrete structure (of Ruins Hall) lends itself to being a good event space for block parties and live music festivals,’ an event organizer told FlipSidePa. So a question that emerges: What was on this site that became ruins?

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AMP’s early story in Pennsylvania: Glen Rock cigar factory rolled into electronics plant

The former J. C. Winter Cigar factory at 18 Winter Avenue was the first AMP site in Pennsylvania. From there, AMP located its electronics and connector businesses in plants in small towns across York County’s landscape and other rural areas. … Continue reading

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Widespread contour farming in York County, Pa., and beyond goes back only about 75 years

Yes, there is grass and greenery and such below the snow! This photograph remind you of that. It comes courtesy of David Trout and the book ‘Yesteryears in Southern York County,’ and shows contoured land on an East Hopewell Township farm. Interestingly, the widespread practice of contoured farming only goes back 75 years. Farming practices that resulted in the Dust Bowl helped inspire that. ‘Yesteryears’ states: ‘The Penn State Extension service designed conservation plans and strongly encouraged landowners in the 1930’s and 40’s to alternate crops on a hillside to prevent soil erosion.’

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Stone Mill 1792 and other wedding venues: York, Pa.’s, location remains a great asset

This restored mill looks great from the road. Same thing close up. The York, Pa., Daily Record received a tour of this wedding venue and came up with this lineup of photographs showing this impressive place. Stone Mill 1792 is one of several wedding venues opening around York County. But York County isn’t in danger of having too many such venues, a YDR story states.

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Fissel’s School: How students learned a lot in one room

This photo is part of the York Daily Record’s coverage of the open house at Fissel’s School in southern York County, Pa., last weekend.

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Starbucks will observe its 20th anniversary in York County next year. Time really passes fast.

At York Town Square, we like serendipity. When we ran across this aerial photo of the Starbucks roasting plant in Manchester Township, we knew it would perk interest.

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PeoplesBank’s story: 4 Glen Rock photos cover 150 years of banking

For decades, it was known as the First National Bank of Glen Rock, but it evolved into the York County icon, PeoplesBank. The bank has expanded beyond its Glen Rock, Pa., home to offer 20 branches in southcentral Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. The bank’s headquarters stands on slightly higher ground today, 150 years after its founding. It is has moved from the Glen in the Rocks to Leader Heights in York Township.

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Mike’s Nut Shop recalled: ‘…. the peanuts roasting right out front of the store … ‘

Artist Cliff Satterthwaite has colorized this 1978 West Market Street scene in York, Pa. He captures Mike’s Nut Shop, a favorite stop in York’s downtown.

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When the Mutual Horse Thief Detecting Society met in York County, Pa.

The Mutual Horse Thief Detecting Society of Glen Rock, Pa., gathered for a meeting about 100 years ago – on Dec. 13, 1913. This image is an inside page from a copy of the group’s constitution in 1906. ‘It is amazing how much of the county this organization located in Glen Rock covered,’ the borough’s John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel wrote.

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