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Remembering Agnes: ‘Spring Grove’s Worst Flood’

This is the cover of a booklet published by Walt Geiger and Dave Leonard to show the impact of Tropical Storm Agnes on the Spring Grove,Pa., area. ‘Codorus Creek crests 96 inches deeps at mill dam, topping 1933 record of 54 inches,’ an introduction to the photo booklet states. Here, water spills onto Spring Grove’s main street from a Glatfelter loading dock.

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In search of understanding about growing and milling hemp in York County’s past

Les Stark, a marijuana activist in Pennsylvania, believes this photograph shows an old hemp mill. Mark Walters of The Evening Sun in Hanover is seeking more information on this mill, originally published in this YorkTownSquare spread about the Colonial Valley Mill in Menges Mills. The sellers of the Heidelberg Township mill, now under new ownership, believed this was part of the Colonial Valley operation

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When trolley cars clanged all around York County, Pa.

One hundred years ago, York County’s trolley system stretched from Bittersville to the southeast to Dover in the northeast. Then from Littlestown in Adams County and Hanover in the southwest to Wrightsville in the east. Here in this special before-and-after slider is the trolley line toward Wrightsville. It shows a car on East Market Street at Harrrison Street in 1939, the year the last trolley ran in York County.

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When Jefferson Borough’s square was all grass and its roads unpaved

Linked in/Neat stuff: Career timelines for famous York countians This is Jefferson’s square, with unpaved roads and a rounded traffic pattern, in a photo dated circa 1876, according to the ‘Codorus Valley Chronicles.’ Writing on the side of the photo, … Continue reading

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6 photos explore milling and millers in York County’s Menges Mills

Heidelberg Township’s Colonial Valley Mill is up for sale on Saturday. Fortna Auctioneers is handling the sale and has details on its website. And this York Daily Record story fleshes out details of the sale of this historic setting. Here’s … Continue reading

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Colonial Valley sale offers chance to get into 1780s house and own stone mill

Heidelberg Township’s Colonial Valley is best known as the home of the Haunted Mill Scream Park. But history enthusiasts see the western York County, Pa., property, up for sale on June 14, as the home for a 1780s mill and house. The mill has a rare vertical saw, and its works as a mill are intact.

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Restored Dallas Theatre’s marquee to signal relocated business

Another snow storm gave York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel an opportunity to make a two-fer photo: People dealing with the snow and and update on the old Dallas Theatre. Paul reports that Dallastown’s The Graphix Loft plans to restore the marquee – new lighting and fresh paint. The silk screen business, planning to open in the old theater this summer, deals with custom design and logos and all such. A company like that needs a good sign, and there could be nothing better than a former movie house marquee.

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Richard Nixon’s 1960 visit to York, No. 3: It was a homecoming of sorts

The Gazette and Daily reports on Vice-President Richard Nixon’s short visit to York in the buildup to the 1960 president election against John F. Kennedy. For a working list of past presidential visits, click here. Background posts: Richard Nixon in … Continue reading

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