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Adaptive reuse in York County, Pa., of an above ground/underground musical kind

Linked in/Neat stuff: Stewartstown’s new caboose/Jeeps return home in World War II Let’s just call it a form of adaptive reuse, reshaping an old site with a different purpose from its original use. Here we have the Sign of the … Continue reading

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World War I in Jefferson’s square: Refurbished 37 mm gun back in southwestern York County community

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Old Line Museum events/George Hay Kain III on Emigsville Jefferson has several things going on in and around its grassy square. First, only one other town in York County has a center square in which traffic … Continue reading

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How did these outdoor mini-murals of York, Pa., become indoor mini-murals? And 6 other History Mystery quizzes

That looks like large reproductions of Lewis Miller paintings on the wall in this York, Pa., eatery. Miller colorfully documented everyday life in York in the 1800s, and contemporary readers benefit from his talents today. In this case, diners enjoy his … Continue reading

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York’s East Side district: A little industrial, some residential, a bit of history and several notable people

This is Dallas Street in York’s East Side district. And that’s Jasmyn Figueroa, right, whose family moved to this neighborhood  from West Market Street. A York, Pa., Daily Record story on this district explains that the family needed more space. … Continue reading

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The Picket in Hanover’s Square: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: York High legend dies/An original McDonald’s arch This equestrian statue, The Picket, is one of York County, Pa.’s finest memorials. It’s a commemoration of the major cavalry battle that took place on Hanover’s street – including … Continue reading

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Penn Park field, York, Pa.’s, first known ballpark: Then & now.

Linked in/Neat stuff:  ‘Pennsylvania Barn Stories’/Stewartstown RR rolls again   Spring will eventually get here – and so will baseball. Which brings us to a then-and-now scene. This is York, Pa.’s, first known baseball stadium, Penn Park field. It spread out at … Continue reading

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Strasburg Railroad’s February excursion: Extreme cold unveils lots of hot steam

Linked in/Neat stuff: Lydia Hamilton Smith honored/Orphan trains explained The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Anthony Machcinski braved the bitter cold – about two hours of it – to visit the Strasburg Railroad. In fact, the cold was part of the … Continue reading

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For preservationists, not a great day when this York, Pa., landmark came down

We like to keep readers up to date on the changing landscape of York County. It’s not just for readers of YorkTownSquare.com living in the ends of the earth. York County has a lot of acreage, so it’s hard to see everything coming down – or going up. So this photo is part of a news quiz of several structures that have been demolished in recently months – or in this case – years. This is the only historic building that’s part of the quiz. Can you locate it?

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History Mystery quiz: What was John Wilkes Booth’s connection to York, Pa.?

At a recent Leadership York class that I was part of, the topic came up. Did you know John Wilkes Booth spent time in York, Pa.? Class members were surprised. But when and where?

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In Red Lion, Pa.: Working on the Ma & Pa Railroad

Jan Barnhart of the Red Lion Area Historical Society emailed in an update about Ma & Pa Railroad station renovations in the borough. The historical group has been working on the station for about 15 years and is finishing restoration work there, including the relaying of the rails.

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