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These big mysterious, metal, mechanical machines went out of style in York County, Pa., a decade ago

This might seem like an easy History Mystery quiz, but it’s been about 10 years since these big metal boxes were taken out of service in York County, Pa. Time passes fast. They were sold in 2006 after their electronic replacements successfully operated earlier that year. So a partial generation of folks never had the opportunity to use these mechanical machines. OK, what are these?

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How do you move a gallows? York, Pa.’s relocating Police Heritage Museum will figure that out

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Dan Connolly’s O’s book/York Jeopardy game will challenge you York, Pa.’s Police Heritage Museum’s collections go beyond the many artifacts from its law enforcement past on public display. Here, John Stine, the go-to person with questions … Continue reading

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10 more memorable moments, stories in the Storm of October 2013

Dover Township’s John Yost has a new water line on his 1840 home. ‘The nearby Conewago Creek flooded up his driveway and porch and almost surpassed his first-floor windowsills,’ York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn wrote in this ydr.com Media Center gallery photo’s caption.

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The pride of being an American is written on his face: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Dec. 10, 2011

Billie Houseman of York is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II’s European Theater. The York countian, proudly in uniform, attended a York Expo Center commemoration this week marking the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  … Continue reading

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York City Police Blue Coats played baseball at Penn Park’s stadium to raise funds for uniforms

John Stine, centerfielder and cleanup hitter for York, Pa.’s, artifact-rich Police Heritage Museum (seen here), is interested in how police history intersects with local pro baseball history. This York Daily Record/Sunday News file photograph shows Stine at the West Market … Continue reading

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