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Top York Town Square blog posts: Check out this best-hit list in September 2015

Stories and photos about the Lafayette Club, for years the bastion of York’s elite, are always popular with readers. It’s their opportunity to see inside this mansion, a men’s-only place for much of its long history that ended in 2012. … Continue reading

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York’s rural Loucks Road has grown into busy Route 30, making this horse-drawn carriage scene rare

Linked in/Neat stuff below: Underground Railroad tour/Tapeworm Road ranch ‘A Horse drawn hearse built in 1913 makes it’s way down Route 30 in York,’ York, Pa., Daily Record photographer Paul Kuehnel tweeted. Before he died, New Cumberland resident and horse … Continue reading

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Lafayette Club’s murals could expose York, Pa., history to a different audience

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Yorktowne Hotel for sale/Hake brothers in WW II Gordon Freireich’s recent York Sunday News column reminds you that there’s a treasure on the walls of the Lafayette Club. Murals of York in 1825, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Sears, Roebuck in York, Pa.: The retailer was an early adopter of the move to suburbia

Linked in/Neat stuff: New use for Lafayette Club/Broad Street Market’s night hours Ah, yes, the old Sears building on West Market Street, York, Pa., as seen in this York County Heritage Trust photo. Its many signs make sure there’s no … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., History Mystery: This old, historic iron bridge intrigues people

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. Who would’ve thought that an old iron bridge would have generated so much interest. (Check out the likes, comments and shares ). But its popularity just reflects that many people have seen it, driven … Continue reading

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Babe Ruth signed what became ‘that dirty baseball’: Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 4/17/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers native York countian and author Maxine Swann, the whereabouts of a famed portrait of Marquis de Lafayette and the possible location of a York County ballpark where Babe Ruth played.

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Where was this York-area bird’s-eye view taken? Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 4/16/13

Check out this photograph taken from the terrace on the steeple of Messiah United Methodist Church, North York. This photo shows a car show sponsored by the church several years ago.

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Lafayette Club bowling ball is on auction list, but what is to become of its paintings? Linked in to history, 4/5/13

Mugs, plates and a pair of bowling shoes are among the items to be auctioned from the longtime Lafayette Club in York, Pennsylvania. The former private men’s club closed its doors last year

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York County Maytag’s fleet: Can you locate where this photo was taken? Linked in to York County history, 2/26/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers a new use for the old Sears building, the Peeps’ 60th birthday, a photo session for the York County Maytag fleet and a local nod to Downton Abbey.

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New York Wire factory whistle commentary delivered to readers via Google+

New York Wire’s factory whistle concert may be endangered again, with the reported closing of the company’s East Market Street factory. Musing about this on a recent Google+ post.

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