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York, Pa.’s, Laurel and Rex firehouse: ‘May it be preserved for all time’

This has been a favorite York County, Pa., rendering for years, the Laurel and Rex fire house. I didn’t know it originally was commissioned as a Christmas card. Columnist Gordon Freireich brought that to light in a recent York Sunday News column. Howard Marshall Advertising commissioned the drawing by York artist Cliff Satterthwaite. Gordon’s column revealed the message inside the card: ‘The Laurel And Rex Fire House is one of York’s genuine architectural treasures. May it be preserved for all time. We commissioned the painting by Clifford Satterthwaite to dramatize the uniqueness of the building’s design and style, and to recreate the excitement of olden days when the horses charged forth onto Duke Street.’ A couple of years ago, York fire officials eyed alternatives for the Laurel/Rex. But the move to a new city hall and renovation of the then-city hall into a police station came first. So, yes, may the Laurel and Rex be preserved for all time.

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Rural York County, Pa.: A lot happened in this one spot

Check out this old postcard photograph of the Mt Pleasant Lutheran Church, courtesy of Stewartstown Historical Society’s Doug Winemiller. That building sat on Route 24 between Winterstown and Stewartstown in Rinely, opposite its successor, St. Paul Lutheran Church. Doug located the church, whose congregation was organized in 1857, in front of the cemetery.

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D. Landreth Seed Company, the choice of U.S. presidents, planted in southern York County

The D. Landreth Seed Co. quietly operates in the former Summer’s Cannery in New Freedom in southern York County, Pa. But it has a history that it can boast about – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Franklin D. Roosevelt were among its customers. The company’s catalogue has a lineup of 1,000 different varieties of vegetable and flower seeds. It sells seed by the ounce or by bulk order. This image is the cover of a catalogue that reminds you of a book.

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Rocks in the Glen turns into town where things happen, Part III

Glen Rock, Pa., residents experienced a retro weekend recently, with the return of the music of one of its most famous citizens and the return of a train to its well-worn tracks. Pennsylvanian Dr. Lee Zelley, grandson of famed ‘Parade Music Prince’ Roland F. Seitz conducts the Brodbecks Band in Seitz’s best known work ‘Grandioso.’

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Working on Steam into History’s railroad – Linked in to York County history, 4/11/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Roundtown’s one-room school, the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War, YDR/WGAL’s town meeting and working on Steam into History’s railroad

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Wanted in Gettysburg: $250,000 to buy 112 acres of prime Civil War land – Linked in to history, 2/5/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers efforts to acquire land important to the Civil War and American Revolution, a bit of opposition to Steam into History and the exploration of artspace in York City.

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Steam into History Inc.’s locomotive is steaming into York County’s story

Construction of a locomotive that will give the steam for Steam into History’s excursion service will be finished in time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in mid-2013.

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Spry Grammar School grads true to their school: Linked in to history, 1/3/12

Yorktownsquare.com covers York, Pa.’s Steam into History, Diehl’s Candy, Central Market and a new book on Spry Grammar School.

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York County Veterans Day memories found everywhere

From Prospect Hill Cemetery to social media, people in York County remember vets on Veterans Day.

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Susquehanna River bridge headquarters counted the tolls: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 13, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com cover Steam Into History, the deaths of two prominent York countians and Continental Square improvements.

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