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Lighthouses in York County? Yes, but make that ornamental beacons

Springettsbury Township’s Jane Lindhorn captured this lighthouse along the Susquehanna River at Long Level several years ago. ‘It was a cold but sunny day,’ she writes. ‘I drove along the river from John Wright’s south to Ebenezer church. This is the lighthouse at Long Level.’

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These 8 scenes show current and past York, Pa., bad weather moments

Pax and other bad weather events bring inconvenience, property damage or worse. But they also bring memorable photographs, such as this scene this morning on the streets of York Pa.

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Ice slabs on the Susquehanna River ‘boomed like cannon fire’ in 1959

These Susquehanna River ice chunks are ice chips compared to past ice jams seen off the York County, Pa., shore. Former York countian Jim Buckner produced Long Level ice breakup photos from 1959. He wrote: “But it was quite a show at the time. The two-foot thick slabs of ice boomed like cannon fire as they expanded over the river banks carrying – as you can see – the local real estate with them.” This ydr.com Media Center photo from this week isn’t that spectacular – and hopefully the ice will not be damaging – but it and companion photos are still interesting and beautiful.

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Big snows in York County: These 8 photographs show their impact

Glen Rock, Pa., is nestled, well, within its Glen in this peaceful scene after one of the snows earlier this week. Which brings us other scenes from blizzards and heavy snows from York County’s past, courtesy of the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ archives. These photos, which go progressively back in time, remind us that big, bad snowfalls, however aggravating and damaging, come and go. And come again. And go again.

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250 years ago, Paxton Boys massacred remnant of once-mighty Susquehannocks

This drawing, from a 1720 Herman Moll map, shows a Susquehannock village in York County, Pa. A remnant of the Susquehannocks, York County dominant American Indian tribe, were victims of a massacre in 1763. The 250th anniversary of the massacre of the Conestoga Indians by the a group that history calls the Paxton Boys will be held in Lancaster Dec. 13-14.

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Special Olympian Loretta Claiborne at 60: Who’s writing her biography?

Loretta Claiborne might be the best-known Special Olympian in the world, as the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News described in a recent story. Disney put out a made-for-TV movie on his life, ‘The Loretta Claiborne Story.’ She is part of a cadre of Special Olympians featured in a National Portrait Gallery painting. And she’s been profiled in an inspirational/instructional booklet, ‘In her stride.’ And she’s conditioning and training at 60 years of age. Now all that remains is for someone to write a serious biography about Claiborne. Or a master’s thesis. Here she runs on South Duke Street after working out at nearby Crispus Attucks Community Center.

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Then & Now in Lower Windsor: From 1740s Dritt House to 2013′s Zimmerman Center

Structures on or around the grounds of Lower Windsor Township’s Zimmerman Center have been known by many names: Cresap’s Fort, Pleasant Gardens, the Dritt House.For about a decade, the beautifully remodeled stone structure along the Susquehanna in York County, Pa., has taken on the name of the philanthropists who have made it so: John and Kathryn Zimmerman. And a recent groundbreaking launched a two-fold purpose for the old property as it goes forward: public recreation and heritage.

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Frankenstorm: Check out these 10 links to stories, photos of Sandy, bad weather events

10 links tell about bad weather events in York County’s past – and present – with Hurricane Sandy bearing down.

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Conewago Creek tower: What’s with this odd-looking structure? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Sept. 3, 2011

This tower rises from a farm near the Pickets – the beautiful Detters Mill area of Washington/Warrington Township area in western York county.  Any ideas of what it is used for? It’s a strange-looking silo. Is this for drying hops, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania and water: The Susquehanna and other rivers run through it

This eagle sits on a stump in the Susquehanna River along Long Level Road in Lower Windsor Township in June 2007. Photographer Bil Bowden, who captured this picture, wrote that at least three nests were within a few miles of … Continue reading

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