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Penn Street Farmers Market: ‘What do we have to do to keep writing history in this place?’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Artist William Falkler passes away/Codorus Street reunites Jimmy Ilyes’ family has operated at Penn Street & Farmers Market for decades. He’s doing his best to boost the half-filled market house on York, Pa.’s west end. A York … Continue reading

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So you want to become a journalist or a historian, Part II. Are you a reader?

At one time, books were the main fare offered in libraries. Now, Martin Library in York, Pa., offer a host of services. Here in this 2005 photo, a couple of young York countians use computers, then positioned in the library’s new atrium.

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Have you ever ventured out to visit remote York County landmark Codorus Furnace?

A man was stuck in the Codorus Furnace stack this week. This drew attention to this York County, Pa., landmark, owned in its American Revolution heyday by Declaration of Independence signer James Smith. The old stack – actually not that owned by Smith – sits near where the Codorus Creek and Susquehanna River meet. It’s one of those landmarks featured in tourism brochures for years, but its remote location means that many York countians have never paid it a visit.

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York a bit late in publicly demonstrating its love of books and learning

The old picture shows children gathered around the Martin Library circulation desk after a story time in this undated photo. York, Pa.’s, Martin Library opened its doors in 1935, but Yorkers could have enjoyed a library at the turn-of-the-century

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How Gettysburg celebrated the 50th anniversary of the battle: Linked in with neat history stuff, May 29, 2012

Gettysburg 150 is beginning to move up in the news, as it should. So, it’s interesting to see how Gettysburg 50 and other marker anniversaries were observed. Here, a Library of Congress photo, one of a set, details the Great Reunion, in 1913. Veterans of the North and South came to the Pennsylvania battlefield to shake hands and swap stories.

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Colonial York countians, statesmen caught lottery fever, too: Linked in to history, Nov. 28, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links to an early American lottery that took place in York, the story of York’s first courthouse, the opening of Carriage Works Apartments, and Johnson Control’s proposed moved to Hopewell Township.

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Shoe Wizard Mahlon Haines’ life sparked new blogger’s interest in York County history

Stephen H. Smith has joined the suite of history bloggers at Yorkblog.com.

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York countians remember those days when polio struck: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff, July 27, 2012

Ydr.com’s oral history series ‘Remember’ explores the dreaded polio outbreaks that unpredictable visited York County, particularly in 1941. That year, more than 100 people contracted polio in York County, and at least nine people died. Towns virtually shut down. Schools … Continue reading

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So, you want to become a journalist or a historian? Are you a reader?

‘Ulysses’ tops the list of Modern Library’s  top 100 works of fiction in the 20th century. What’s number 100? See answer below, as well as the top 10 and bottom 10 of the top 100. Also of interest: Recent books … Continue reading

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Unveiling hidden art around York, Pa. – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 27, 2012

I’ve been covering the arts in York for about five years. I’ve attended many events, gallery openings and concerts. During my time here, I also learned about its history and found some hidden gems. So, when I decided to cover this Downtown Inc-led tour, I doubted I would learn much. I was wrong.

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