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Primary Day History Mystery: This elected official, with a common touch, knew U.S. presidents

History Mystery, Pennsylvania Primary Election Day style: This York countian, right, has been a leader in his home county and a friend of U.S. presidents for decades. At the same time, this former educator has a common touch. Here, he … Continue reading

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How do you move a gallows? York, Pa.’s relocating Police Heritage Museum will figure that out

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Dan Connolly’s O’s book/York Jeopardy game will challenge you York, Pa.’s Police Heritage Museum’s collections go beyond the many artifacts from its law enforcement past on public display. Here, John Stine, the go-to person with questions … Continue reading

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When residents admire York County architecture, they put church buildings on their most-viewed lists

York countians love to talk about the wonderful architecture around here. And they also are eager to engage when significant architecture is found in houses of worship. In fact, church buildings are among York County, Pa.’s, most best-known and admired architectural prizes. This one, for example. The way the congregation lights it up – a beacon to motorists driving along Interstate 83 and the old Lincoln Highway.

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Susquehanna River’s Veterans Memorial Bridge good example of an architectural showpiece

You could say they don’t make bridges like they used to. Spans like the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, built in 1930 and christened the Veterans Memorial Bridge, are architectural showpieces. Their replacement spans often are, well, just boring. Consider this photo of the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River, for example. The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Chris Dunn gathered in this scene, and look at the engagement: 350 plus likes. It’s now atop the YDR’s Facebook page. How often do you see the Wright’s Ferry Bridge, constructed 40 years later, in photos? OK, it’s just a one-bridge sample, but quality-of-life advocates would say that infrastructure should add to experience, not detract from it.

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York’s Lafayette statue removed – all 6-feet, 6-inches, 800 pounds of him – for some foot work

Linked in/Neat stuff: Those Codorus Eagles, again/Exhibiting black history at CA The Twitter exchange about the removal of the Marquis de Lafayette statue from in front of West Market Street’s Colonial Complex for repairs drew this exchange on Twitter: YDR’s … Continue reading

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York County quiz II: Check out your local history smarts

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. No York County place sparks more conversation on social media than this wonderful place. Many York countians have visited this estate, and they come back with stories they’ll readily share. The York Daily Record … Continue reading

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Then & Now: Transportation has long defined North York – Boroughs of York County series, No. 14

This Picturing History photo shows two scenes from North York, 100 years apart. The left photo shows North George Street, the main road through this borough that sits, yes, north of York City. The photo at right, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Golden Plough, Part III: 1740s York tavern to receive 50th anniversary party

‘Greater York in Action,’ a 1969 book, celebrated the restoration of the Golden Plough Tavern and the neighboring Gates House as ‘restoration of two of York’s most outstanding buildings.’ And that they are. The York County, Pa., Heritage Trust plans a 50th anniversary celebration of the complex on May 16-17. These images come from the hand of artist Cliff Satterthwaite,

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York County canneries: After you picked the fruit, here’s where it ended up

This cannery is identified as the New Park Canning House, operated by Louis P. Colgan in the 1920s. York County, Pa., had many such businesses, and some operate today. It was southern York County’s bountiful agricultural products, vast orchards and large canneries that prompted the U.S. to send German prisoners-of-war to that region in World War II. The Stewartstown Historical Society is looking for information on southern York County canning houses for an upcoming program.

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York, Pa.’s touted Lafayette Toast is mostly a boast?

This painting shows Marquis de Lafayette toasting George Washington, a longtime fixture in the old Lafayette Club in York, Pa. The impact of this toast is controverted. Some students of history say it tipped the scales in favor of the retention of Gen. George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution. Others say that the bid by Gen. Horatio Gates to take over the Army had already lost steam. That’s just the start of controversies over this moment in early 1978 when the Continental Congress was meeting in York.

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