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250 years ago, Paxton Boys massacred remnant of once-mighty Susquehannocks

This drawing, from a 1720 Herman Moll map, shows a Susquehannock village in York County, Pa. A remnant of the Susquehannocks, York County dominant American Indian tribe, were victims of a massacre in 1763. The 250th anniversary of the massacre of the Conestoga Indians by the a group that history calls the Paxton Boys will be held in Lancaster Dec. 13-14.

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York County’s British POW Camp Security was not that secure, drawing shows

This scene of Springettsbury Township’s Camp Security is one of several drawn by British prisoner Roger Lamb incarcerated at this American Revolution POW camp. It will go on display at a public fundraising event to purchase land where the camp sat in 1781 to 1783. York, County, Pa.’s, Camp Security is the last remaining undeveloped POW camp from the American Revolution.

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York’s South George Street as you’ve never seen it: Linked in to history, 2/18/13

This photograph from on high shows South George Street in York as you’ve never seen it – from the belltower of an old firehall

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York County’s POW Camp Security sparks wide interest – from historians to ghosts

Camp Security stories sparks wide interest – from both historians and those collecting ghosts stories

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Declaration of Independence signer James Smith to be honored – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 25, 2012

The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence is set for James Smith’s gravesite in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery.

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York County community contributor compiling list of community contributors

Springettsbury Township-based Graham Packaging can create a mold for a bottle in about a day. An Arizona tea bottle mold is pictured in this York, Pa., Daily Record file photo from about five years ago. The Graham in this bottle maker’s … Continue reading

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Can anyone locate Rebecca at the Well? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 31, 2012

Other stuff below: Electric Map revisited/Sleeping porches help beat the heat This is the old fountain in Penn Park, gone for years and reportedly in storage, according to June Lloyd’s recent York Sunday News column: The lost fountain of York’s … Continue reading

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Part II: Recent books demonstrate York County has much history to explore, and researchers are digging into it

This is the cover of a new book about the mother church of York County’s Lutherans, titled ‘On the Codorus, The History of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church York, Pennsylvania 1733 through 2011.’ A summary on the York County Heritage Trust … Continue reading

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Titanic ties to York County, Pa., now stands at five

The York Gazette’s front page tells the sad story of the luxury liner Titanic’s sinking 100 years ago today. Hanover exhibit links to Titanic sinking anniversary and Warehime-Myers Mansion birthday For months, years, I’ve put forth three York County ties … Continue reading

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How a bird saw prime York County farmland in 1970: Linked in with neat history stuff, April 11, 2012

For years, The Gazette and Daily produced annual calendars with interesting photographs from around York County, Pa. This aerial scene from the calendar’s November 1970 entry shows a photograph overlooking the J.C. Johnson farm in Hopewell Township, east of Stewartstown … Continue reading

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