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Meadowbrook: The Springettsbury mansion that tobacco built

The Meadowbrook mansion, seen here in a Picturing History’s combined then & now photo, is one of several examples of mansions that York County tobacco built. The Springettsbury Township home was the summer residence of Edwin Myers, who was in the leaf tobacco business in the late 1800s.

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York County history mystery intersection: It’s one to avoid, wherever it is

This is York County, Pa.’s, Longstown, where Mount Rose and Cape Horn roads meet, circa 1948. The same crossroads is pictured above.

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State historic preservation specialist to lead tour of Red Lion’s architecture

Red Lion’s new year is traditionally ushered in with the raising of a huge cigar, reminding folks of the area’s past might as a cigar manufacturer. The fiberglass cigar, held by a lion character, weighs 100 pounds and is 8 … Continue reading

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