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This picture provides insight about racial progress in York County, Pa.

Freshman competed against each other, aided by upper classmen, in recent team building exercises at Spring Grove Area High School, a school in rural southwestern York County, Pa., school.

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Gettysburg 150: What lessons can York learn from centennial?

This was York, Pa.’s, celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Rebel occupation of York in the days preceding the battle. The Gazette and Daily page asked the question but never gave an answer. Fifty years later, the York City’s mayor and officials are silent on the anniversary for some reason, but others have stepped forward to highlight this major anniversary.

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Burning Bridge Tavern takes name from major Civil War moment: Linked in to history, 1/22/13

The Burning Bridge Tavern in Wrightsville is named after the bridge that the Union Army burned to keep invading Confederates from crossing in the Civil War. The building, a longtime tavern, sustained its own fire in 2008.

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