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Where does the ‘red’ in Red Land Little League come from?

Many buildings in the Red Land region of York County, Pa., used local minerals as building materials. Such is the case of Lewisberry’s Redlands Meetinghouse, one of a band of Quaker houses of worship in the region. Long ago, the … Continue reading

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6 cool, unsung York County, Pa., sites to discover and explore

Northern York County, Pa.’s, Redlands Meetinghouse is not usually open, but a stroll around the grounds takes you back to another time. You’ll see strange stonework that allowed church-goers to step up onto horses and wagons and an old cemetery to walk … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Ziegler’s Grove returning to its Civil War state

Slowly, the terrain in Gettysburg where the old Cyclorama building and visitors center stood for decades is returning to its Civil War state. In this case, its post-Civil War state as the marker for the Battery F, U.S Artillery is returned to where it first went up in 1907. It was moved when the Cyclorama building was constructed in 1962. How do you re-install a granite monument? Check out this Hanover Evening Sun photo gallery.

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Nasty York County weather brings 7 bright – and sad – news coverage moments

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Kate Penn captured this Norman Rockwell-type scene. Wintry weather did not deter this Valentine Day diners at this downtown York eatery. Count this as the first of several photos or videos capturing another day of a winter of snowstorms.

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For York County collectors, these toys are not just for fun

This old metal sled, for sale at this past weekend’s Great York Toy Extravaganza, dates before World War II. Its presence at the large toy show, whose visitors included serious-minded antique collectors, reminds you that York County was home to a major maker of sleds before World War II. American Acme in Emgisville made them by the thousands. A newspaper article says the company sold more than 150,000 sleds. But the raw material of choice was wood, rather than metal.

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Can you locate the 8 mini golf courses operating in York County, Pa.?

York County, Pa., has eight miniature golf courses, including this one new Lewisberry – Frosty Putter. This one has some has some history to it. Frosty Putter owner Donald Reeser as a sprint car marking the final hole. Ydr.com’s Media Center, in profiling these putt-putt golf courses, states: ‘ The car, which replaced an Amish buggy that rotted over the years, was “one of the best sprint cars in Pennsylvania… ” ‘

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These old York County steps, Part II: Where did they lead? Linked in to York County history, Nov. 5, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com provides links to improvements to Penn Park, an exploration of Baumgartner’s Woods and a preview of Articles of Confederation Day.

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It’s a long shot, but plan calls for just York County, Pa., and maybe 72 villages

Lewisberry United Methodist Church, in the northern York County borough of the same name, celebrated its 225th anniversary in 2006. Here, Circuit Rider Freeborn Garrettson, right, played by reenactor Milton Loyer lays a hand on Matthew Brenneman, while he shares … Continue reading

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