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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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10 reasons why Adams County’s New Oxford is such an inviting town

The water in New Oxford’s fountain runs blue, as the camera catches traffic entering the borough’s square from Pennsylvania’s old Lincoln Highway (now Route 30) from the east. Traffic heading through the square can exit toward Hanover or Carlisle or just keep heading west toward Gettysburg.

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Up for auction: One historic 14-room Adams County home built in 1760

This 14-room 1760 home near York Springs, Pa., formerly housed overflow lodgers from York Spring Hotel, the resort that gave the town its name. The 11.86-acre estate is up for auction on Aug. 24. Harry and June Seifert, founders of Winter Garden Salad Company in New Oxford bought the farmhouse in 1970 and began restoring it, according to the Hanover Evening Sun.

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Look at the size of that Keystone Marker: Linked in to York County history, 2/24/13

York City is rehabbing a Keystone Marker, part of a effort in Pennsylvania to restore these often forgotten roadside signs posted between the world wars.

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1 York/Adams history mystery solved; 1 to go: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 1, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a mystery school, the best Hex murder trial books and a new book that covers factory tourism.

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Beautiful Shady Lane estate beautiful even in the rain: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 19, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Steven Spielberg’s pending visit, storm damage at historic Shady Lane and Continental Square improvements.

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What York County towns have monuments at their center? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 13, 2012

More stuff below: Berry’s not Bury’s burgers/Stony Brook Drive-in/Stewartstown Railroad Abbottstown is in Adams County, just over the line from York County. The borough has been working for years on beautifying its circle. It’s been a tough battle to enhance … Continue reading

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Will American Pickers pick York County to mine for rusty gold?

Mike Wolfe and his shorter sidekick, Frank Fritz, are reportedly on their way to Pennsylvania sometime in the next three months. The reality show’s producers are looking places for the American Pickers to, well, pick (antiques). Also of interest: Springetts … Continue reading

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Crash taking lives of 5 New Oxford High School students among worst mass casualty events in York/Adams history

Five New Oxford, Pa., High School students in this Saturn died in a head-on collision earlier this week. The accident occurred on Adams County’s Route 94, north of Cross Keys. It is the highest toll in York/Adams’ traffic accidents in … Continue reading

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American Picker goes antiquing in New Oxford, Pa.

Mike Wolfe, the tall guy in the ‘American Pickers’ TV duo, made a well-received appearance at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center in 2011. There, he told of a visit to New Oxford, the epicenter for antique collecting … Continue reading

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