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Meadowbrook: The Springettsbury mansion that tobacco built

The Meadowbrook mansion, seen here in a Picturing History’s combined then & now photo, is one of several examples of mansions that York County tobacco built. The Springettsbury Township home was the summer residence of Edwin Myers, who was in the leaf tobacco business in the late 1800s.

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Doomed Avalong barn indicative of York County’s eroding sense of place. The public must continue to speak loudly

Doomed Avalong barn indicative of York County’s eroding sense of place. The public must continue to speak loudly

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Korean War, ‘The Forgotten War,’ remembered: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 26, 2012

Neat stuff below: Eisenhart Wallcoverings/Avalong Farms/British in Felton Anniversary No. 62 of the start of the Korean War came and went quietly on Monday. That day marked the North Korean invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950. The headline … Continue reading

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From Meadowbrook Mansion to York County farmhouse

The Meadowbrook Mansion is pictured after renovations in the 1980s. Christmas Tree Hill now operates out of the former home of Edwin Myers (tobacco business and other enterprises) and, later, the family of Clair Long. Background posts: From top dog … Continue reading

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