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Check out this bird’s-eye view of a young Susquehannock High School

This aerial view shows Susquehannock High School in its early years. The high school came as part of the consolidations of York County and other Pennsylvania schools in the 1950s. Interestingly, York-based Buchart-Horn/BASCO Associaties (as it’s known today) designed this school and many others around its home county. In company history ‘Breaking Ground,’ Georg Sheets’ list of B-H high school buildings includes: York Suburban, Central, Spring Grove, Eastern, Northeastern and Red Lion. Susquehannock’s grounds are instructive. Fissel’s, a one-room school put out of business by consolidation, was left standing near the state-of-the-art Susquehannock High School. So there’s an intriguing generational contrast.

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Codorus Creek had swinging bridge, but ‘You couldn’t swing it much’

‘We kids would go up there on that swinging bridge in the summertime and, in between working hours, we’d dive off of the bridge into the creek or we’d make it swing. You couldn’t swing it much, but a little bit. We had great times there at that swinging bridge.’ Late in life, Raymond Sechrist provided these boyhood recollections of this swinging bridge.This tightly bound span provided a short cut for workers walking from North York to York Safe & Lock and back.

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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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Then & Now: Transportation has long defined North York – Boroughs of York County series, No. 14

This Picturing History photo shows two scenes from North York, 100 years apart. The left photo shows North George Street, the main road through this borough that sits, yes, north of York City. The photo at right, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Of a potter’s field, mass exhumation and a Figian cannibal’s reburial

Before York High School could be built at the turn of the 20th century, a cemetery for the indigent – Potters Field – had to be moved. So that exhumation project became what was probably the biggest such removal on York County, Pa.’s, record.

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Boring Furniture pedestal ‘beautiful, well made piece': Linked in to history, 12/21/12

Long-closed Boring Furniture of North York continues to draw interest from owners of their fine pieces

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Got a question about York County’s people, places or things? Here are some answers

Here’s a list of frequently asked questions – and answers – for those with queries about York County history, places and people

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Factories made into lofts, York’s biggest growth industry – Linked in to York County history, Sept. 18, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Bury’s burgers, a viral video, and an interesting website covering old movie theaters.

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100 years of York County firefighting: ‘It’s 100 years of brotherhood’

York County celebrates its 100th year of organized firefighting

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Did Abe Lincoln see this Hanover Junction clock? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 1, 2012

Clock that hung in Hanover Junction, site of Abraham Lincoln’s visit, is up for sale at an Adams County auction house.

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