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Ice fishing in York County, Pa.: ‘You just sit with your back to the wind …’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Richard Petty at Lincoln Speedway/Cliff at Bear’s Cafeteria Someone in the York, Pa., Daily Record office said the only way it would have been colder for ice fishing is if the anglers had been sitting on a … Continue reading

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It’s a History Mystery! Photos/stories score well on Facebook, other social media

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News.   Twice a day, seven days a week, I put up History Mystery photos on YDR’s Facebook page. One example is above and others below. I do this for several reasons YDR’s Facebook page … Continue reading

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Lake Williams just passed the century mark; York Water Co. coming up on 200th

One might think those two beautiful water supply lakes south of York, Pa., were built at the same time. But Lake Williams, seen here in a postcard view, went up in 1913, and Lake Redman, 1967. Both came in response to droughts. Many York countians remember the drought that brought Lake Redman. It also brought in a self-proclaimed rainmaker, but construction of the Redman dam proved more reliable. A history on the York Water Company’s website comments on Lake Williams, built after the normal flow of two branches of the Codorus Creek needed help in the face of dry weather: ‘On January 7, 1913 the dam was completed. By February 4, 1913 the new dam was full and overflowing. The lake was later named Lake Williams in honor of the Company’s General Manager.’ So Lake Williams just passed its 100th anniversary.

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If you stood in this York Township field today: ‘You’d be under water’

This is how Lake Redman looked before it was Lake Redman. Lureen Brown provided these photos of that snowy York Township countryside as it looked in 1961. This photo looks across the hill as it comes down from Jacobus. Five years later, lake waters flooded this land. The boat landing at Lake Redman is roughly where the big hill meets the ridge, left center. Lureen Brown said if you’d stand in that field today: ‘You’d be under water.’

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Gettysburg 100: Wrightsville observes Civil War battle in its streets – Linked in to York County history, June 13, 2013

Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, observes Gettysburg 100 in 1963 with a parade down its main street, old Route 30 or the Lincoln Highway. This was the same path that Union defenders took in an orderly retreat to the covered bridge spanning the Susquehanna in late-June 1863. And Confederate invaders followed that path in racing to the bridgehead, only to find the bridge aflame. The defenders had torched the bridge to stop the Confederate advance to the east.

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How should the newest lake in York County be used?

No, this is not Crater Lake in the Northwest. It sits in West Manchester Township, in a former quarry. In other places, abandoned quarries have been used as amusement parks, recreational lakes, nature preserves and botanical gardens. What do you … Continue reading

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