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York County enjoys its big anniversaries – and there’s a lot of history to enjoy

This mega York County, Pa., celebration came in 1927, the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Articles of Confederation. It looked back to the days when Continental Congress met in York. It included a pageant, seen here, and the posting of large paintings of patriots around York’s square.

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Gettysburg 150: What lessons did York learn from this big anniversary?

Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon stayed at the Jacob Altland’s house at Farmers, along the York-Gettysburg Pike, the night before he and his division entered York. In this farmhouse, he met a delegation from York and accepted the town’s surrender. The private dwelling stands today, unmarked as a historical site. It is shown here as it looked in 1963.

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5 Gettysburg 150 moments not to be overlooked

Five of seven members of former Spring Grove, Pa., Boy Scout Troop 46 who hiked from their hometown to Gettysburg in 1913 pose 50 years later. The Gazette and Daily published this photograph on July 3, 1963, showing the former Boy Scouts on the Gettysburg’s centennial battlefield. Surrounding them are members and leaders of Explorer Post 30 of Spring Grove, who had just emulated the 50th anniversary walk.

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Best Gettysburg 150 moments: First of two re-enactments highlights weekend

Two Texans, re-enactors with the Confederate Red River Battalion, are part of those arriving in Gettysburg, Pa., for this weekends re-enactment, one of two planned as part of Gettysburg 150. The re-enactment is one of a slew of activities in southcentral Pennsylvania this weekend in the buildup to observances next week of Gettysburg 150. For a detailed calendar of events, see Gettysburg 150.

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5 quick facts about East Market Street’s Welcome to York sign

Yorktownsquare.com likes the ydr.com series ‘Exit Interviews,’ which explores neat stuff within a mile of Interstate 83 exits. And the blog even adds a little information to this informative series.

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5 more things that you might not know about the old York City Hall

York’s old City Hall is celebrating its 70 anniversary this year, built in 1942 at the outset of World War II.

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The greatest athlete ever from York/Adams? The NFL community votes for Chris Doleman

Today, Chris Doleman will be the only athlete from York County to make a major sport’s hall of fame.

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Central Market should be used for all kinds of things: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 19, 2012

York Mayor Kim Bracey addresses a large audience in giving her State of the City Address last week. She spoke at Central Market, its food court turned into an auditorium. This isn’t the first time the late 1800s market was … Continue reading

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It is time for a York County Arts & Entertainment Hall of Fame

Jeff Koons and Kim Bracey meet before the mayor’s State of the City Address at Central Market in York. Koons, members of the rock band Live and playwright Dorothy King were honored with arts awards.  (Click to enlarge image. See … Continue reading

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Two national celebs tied into York County, Pa.: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 17, 2012

  Olympic Gold Medal skier Diann Roffe’s home mountain stands in York County – Roundtop Mountain Resort in Warrington Township. In fact, she moved to the region about 12 years ago to teach clinics at Ski Roundtop and other affiliated … Continue reading

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