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Hyson School: One of oldest one-room schools in York County, state?

Doug Winemiller of the Stewartstown, Pa., Historical Society flagged Hyson’s School in East Hopewell Township as a one-room school of particular note. This photo of the Round Hill Church Road School appeared in the first in the series of the … Continue reading

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How mills and mill dams have been forever part of York County life

York County, Pa., had more than 300 mills at one time. That means that its streams were crossed with more than 300 dams that backed up the creeks to supply the raceways that carried water to the mill wheels. Eight lowhead dams remain on area streams, although not all can be connected to mills. Conewago Creek’s Shady Nook Dam near the Davidsburg Road was built for recreational purposes in the 1930s. That dam made the news recently when it took the life of a York County boater.

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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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Broadway in Hanover: Then & Now. With snow & without

Just in time for tonight’s anticipated blizzard, here’s another in the Evening Sun’s then-and-now scenes of Hanover: Picturing History. This is Broadway in Hanover, 1902 v. today. Those snow piles would point to a pretty big storm at the turn of the last century. As for Picturing History, journalism Christine Loman writes: ‘The question behind this project is simple: What does change look like?’ She and Evening Sun photographer Shane Dunlap have shown us just that.

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Glenville’s Stone Mill ‘picture-perfect’ after southwestern York County, Pa., snowfall

Mills, churches and one-room schools (see a school example below) are among the landmarks that persist in York County, Pa., when other buildings fall into ruins. Many of these buildings were built of stone or brick and are sturdy enough that they can be used for other purposes. Old mills house businesses, apartments and even private dwellings, such as the The Stone Mill near Glenville in southwestern York County seen here. Paul E. Hoffman, who submitted this photo to ydr.com’s photo gallery, described the mill as ‘picture-perfect after an early December snowfall.’ of course, some houses last, too, and Spring Grove’s Hoke House (see below) hopefully will be in that group for decades longer.

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