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Is this York County, Pa.’s most recognizable farmhouse?

The Avalong farmhouse, now Christmas Tree Hill, in Springettsbury Township. The Willis House near Prospect Hill Cemetery. Forry Loucks Mansion, now Lauxmont’s farmhouse. Those are a some recognizable farmhouses around York County, Pa. But this modest house might be York County’s most recognizable farmhouse, although it didn’t gain that fame from farming. It was isolated, located in a hollow in the county’s backwoods, but is known to many. Can you ID this place?

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Is York County’s Lauxmont pronounced Loucks-mont or Low-mont?

The Loux family met for its 200th anniversary in American in York in 1910, where industrial Israel Laucks welcomed his widespread family at a Brookside Park reunion. Just recently, the family reunited for its 300 anniversary at West Manchester Township’s … Continue reading

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Lauxmont breeds queries of great import – or little

Peaceful Lauxmont, site of much controversy, overlooks the Susquehanna. Is Lauxmont pronounced “low” or “lox?” And is there a link between the Kohrs who own Lauxmont Farms and those ubiquitous frozen custard stands on the boardwalk? And where did Lauxmont … Continue reading

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