Tag Archives: Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad

How did these outdoor mini-murals of York, Pa., become indoor mini-murals? And 6 other History Mystery quizzes

That looks like large reproductions of Lewis Miller paintings on the wall in this York, Pa., eatery. Miller colorfully documented everyday life in York in the 1800s, and contemporary readers benefit from his talents today. In this case, diners enjoy his … Continue reading

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Strasburg Railroad’s February excursion: Extreme cold unveils lots of hot steam

Linked in/Neat stuff: Lydia Hamilton Smith honored/Orphan trains explained The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Anthony Machcinski braved the bitter cold – about two hours of it – to visit the Strasburg Railroad. In fact, the cold was part of the … Continue reading

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Part II: Former Spry Grammar School students still true to their school – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 13, 2012

James McClure’s Yorktownsquare.com blog covers several topics: the 100th anniversary of Spry Grammar School, Gettysburg tweeting, Ore Valley’s demolished station and the death of a local soldier.

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Ma & Pa’s old Ore Valley train station coming down

Take one last look at the former Ore Valley Station on the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, courtesy of Gary Heiland. The York Township station was scheduled to come down today. (See additional photos below.) Also of interest: Trestles, tunnels, swimming … Continue reading

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Can you identify this, well, thing? Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 11, 2012

At York Town Square, we sometimes try to keep you guessing. At least for a moment.This is an artifact of York County history. What is it and where can it be found today? (See answer below.) Also of interest: ‘Now, … Continue reading

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