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Another 5 neat places to discover in York County’s backyard

People know about Brown’s produce. And gifts. And eatery. And ice cream. But this slice of Loganville’s Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market can be overlooked. It’s a garden filled with natural plants – the Scott Brown Memorial Garden. It’s right … Continue reading

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York’s rural Loucks Road has grown into busy Route 30, making this horse-drawn carriage scene rare

Linked in/Neat stuff below: Underground Railroad tour/Tapeworm Road ranch ‘A Horse drawn hearse built in 1913 makes it’s way down Route 30 in York,’ York, Pa., Daily Record photographer Paul Kuehnel tweeted. Before he died, New Cumberland resident and horse … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s signal tower to be preserved: ‘Towers … kept the railroad moving’

This tall structure in the York Street area of York City will remain standing as the area around it changes. Buildings in the 200 blocks of York and Chestnut streets will come down. Think Loud Development is looking to make … Continue reading

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Guinston Church’s unusual campus: 1 site, 3 buildings from different times

Chanceford Township’s Guinston Presbyterian Church’s campus holds an unusual sight. Three church buildings stand there, representing three eras of church architecture.

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Thomasville-area’s Biesecker’s Mill: ‘It’s a unique property, but evidently it’s so unique that no bank will touch it’

Biesecker’s Mill is one of the most architecturally interesting mills standing in York County, Pa., today. An adaptive reuse plan to convert it into apartments is in limbo, though. ‘It’s a unique property, but evidently it’s so unique that no bank will touch it. So we’re kind of stuck here,’ owner Eric Bickleman told the York Daily Record. The rangy, pre-Civil War mill measures in at 17,000-square-feet. So with its future unclear (a GoFundMe site is set up), we’ll look at its past. The book ‘Millers’ Tales’ gives these facts about the mill. Products made there in its milling days: White Lily and White Swan flour, Yorko Dog Food, Golden Corn mill. Types of milling done there: grist, saw and distillery. The Biesecker in the name comes from one of its owners, John Biesecker

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York County, Pa.: Discover these 5 neat places in your own backyard

This is a scene awaiting discovery in York County, Pa. This falls is near the preserved Lock 12 on the long-gone Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal in southeastern York County. Here’s a map of the old lock area. And a photo of the lock.

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Bricker’s Fries units are everywhere around York County, Pa. So, where did it sell its first order?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Want to know more about Gettysburg’s Cyclorama?/Painting church icons Bricker’s French Fries, that iconic and ubiquitous York County, Pa., vendor, started with one stand – a concession  at the Bud Bricker-owned Susquehanna Speedway in northern York County – … Continue reading

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York County’s long meet up with Jeeps: From a World War II prototype to Tom Wolf’s Jeep

On the eve of the inauguration of Tom Wolf as governor of Pennsylvania, it’s an appropriate time to bring up a vehicle that helped him gain the driver’s seat of state governor. That would be Tom Wolf’s Jeep, popularized, in … Continue reading

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This unexpected thing was fished from a York County, Pa., creek in a cleanup

Some were surprised with what was fished out of Lightner’s Creek in Manchester Township recently. That creek produced a casket lid in a recent cleanup. York has been home to a casketmaker for decades – York Casket. In fact, before and after York Casket formed in 1932, funeral homes made caskets in many small towns around York County. Or rather furniture makers operated funeral homes. Or both. No telling the source of the Lightner Creek casket lid or how it ended up in the creek. But casketmaking has been part of York County’s woodworking landscapes for centuries.

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Underground Railroad on the Susquehanna: From Havre de Grace, Md., to Cooperstown, N.Y.

Actress Monika Ross is seen in the character of York County’s Amanda Berry in the play ‘Susquehanna to Freedom: The Role of the Susquehanna River in the Underground Railroad.’ Dr. Dorothy King, a York native, will present about PennOwl Production’s play on Sept. 6. A news release says the drama tells the story of three slaves who traveled northward on the Susquehanna from Havre de Grace, Md. – where the Susquehanna River enters the Chesapeake Bay.

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