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Hard to image how this busy hotel operated in remote slice of York County, Pa.

Pictures of this place always pique the curiosity of readers. It’s hard to believe that such a large, busy place could operate in such a cramped, remote location in York County, Pa.

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Smithsonian, unexpectedly, finds this wasn’t a Gettysburg soldier’s skull

Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s First Capital claim probed/Hanover’s Eagle Fire Station Remember this skull saved from the auction block in Maryland last year? It then was presented as that of a Civil War soldier. But tests by the Smithsonian have … Continue reading

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Famed podiatrist-turned-WASP with York roots passes away: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 13, 2012

Ninety-five-year-old Mary Reineberg Burchard died recently. She was a daughter of York County and a Congressional Gold Medal winner for her pioneering work as pilot for the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in World War II. The York Daily Record/Sunday … Continue reading

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