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Lake Williams just passed the century mark; York Water Co. coming up on 200th

One might think those two beautiful water supply lakes south of York, Pa., were built at the same time. But Lake Williams, seen here in a postcard view, went up in 1913, and Lake Redman, 1967. Both came in response to droughts. Many York countians remember the drought that brought Lake Redman. It also brought in a self-proclaimed rainmaker, but construction of the Redman dam proved more reliable. A history on the York Water Company’s website comments on Lake Williams, built after the normal flow of two branches of the Codorus Creek needed help in the face of dry weather: ‘On January 7, 1913 the dam was completed. By February 4, 1913 the new dam was full and overflowing. The lake was later named Lake Williams in honor of the Company’s General Manager.’ So Lake Williams just passed its 100th anniversary.

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York countian builds the Black American Experience one photo, one story at a time

York County, Pa., resident Ophelia Chambliss’ family posing circa 1946 in Tuskegee, Ala. Learn more about her project concerning her family and countless others: Images and Stories of the Black American Experience.

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Civil War 150th: Central York students fuse art and history in quilt

The AP United States history class at Central York High School in York, Pennsylvania, has put forth another interesting project, a quilt representing the causes and contributors to the Civil War.

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Rebs’ short York visit creates long memories – 5/31 iconic images

Confederate soldiers lower the large American flag in York’s Centre Square on June 30, 1863, after the town’s fathers had surrendered the day before. The rebels marched uncontested into the undefended Pennsylvania town. Immediately after settling in, Gen. Jubal Early’s … Continue reading

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Photographer tramps to far reaches of York County

Dale and Gloria Oxley bought York County’s most southwest corner property in 1972. Their land included land in York, Adams and Carroll. This nearby monument (below) marks the Mason-Dixon Line, with ‘P’ facing north toward Pennsylvania. Also of interest: Mason-Dixon … Continue reading

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