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These old York, Pa., ghost steps were made to walk on, but if they could talk … .

The steps rise at Indian Steps Museum, but this is not the staircase that gave this southeastern York County site it name. Those came from steps made from rock that led to the nearby Susquehanna River.

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Let’s just call Hellam Township’s Jim Mack’s a sanctuary for people

The official name is Jim Mack’s Ice Cream/Cones and Clubs, but locally everyone calls it Mack’s or Jim Mack’s. And it’s home to Little Ricki, an 18-year-old female bear, its mascot for the past 16 years. Mack’s is a local institution … Continue reading

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At home in Emigsville. Surely, this is York County, Pa. at its best

This is just a good picture. Emigsville looking down on High and St. Mark streets in December 2013. It comes from the camera of the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel, who lives in this Manchester Township neighborhood. This scene provides the top piece for The Emigsville Heritage Project, a community website that Paul has operated with since 2006. It features some wonderful Kuehnel photogs from around town.

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Watch your York, Pa., steps: Interest climbs in old stairs

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. So this is a different type of History Mystery quiz. The specialty this week is steps, usually leading to nowhere. In their day, they led to popular public places. See how you do, by … Continue reading

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Photos of Statue of Liberty, Woodstock and other historic dog day events

August has seen its share of major historic events in America, and this ydr.com Media Center site lists a bunch of them – Woodstock, V-J Day and the cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty being placed. This description accompanies the 30-plus Media Center photos:

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These old York County steps: Where did they lead? Linked in to York County history, Nov. 4, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the old Pennsylvania Garage, the sale of the Fairfield Inn, Susquehanna River ferries and the steps that lead to nowhere.

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Working on the (Stewartstown) railroad: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – April 16, 2010

A maintenance train works on the Stewartstown Railroad in southeastern York County, Pa., recently. The non-profit, Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, is starting its capital campaign with a Web donation page. “Recent times have not been kind to the railroad, … Continue reading

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Mack’s is short for McDaniel’s, but in York County it means ice cream

The talk is about hunting and road maintenance at Jim Mack’s Ice Cream shop in Hellam Township in this 2004 York Daily Record/Sunday News file photo. Six shops in York County bear the Mack’s name, synonymous with ice cream and … Continue reading

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