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These York County history topics are graduate theses waiting to happen

One-room schools intrigue and captivate York countians. More work is needed to inventory and identify these 300 or more sturdy structures that were a way of life in York County, Pa., from the 1830s to the 1950s. Here is one such school. Glen Rock’s John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel studied the whereabouts of this old school, identified it as Snyder’s School. It was located off Route 216.

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When Avalong’s putt-putt golf drew people to Springettsbury Township corner

Linked in/Neat stuff: Morris Pharmacy & the Yosts/One-roomer in Glen Rock Now that Memorial Day has passed, your mind goes to past days of summer recreation. Here, Cliff Satterthwaite captures the long-gone miniature golf course near Avalong Restaurant. This was … Continue reading

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York County’s history mystery school: Where did this old clapboard one-room school sit?

Some day, we’ll post photos of all former one-room schools in York County, Pa. Well, we might not get them all, but when we run across them, we like putting them up on here. Here’s one submitted to the York Daily Record. Can you locate it?

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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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Kiwanis Lake: York countians have stayed at home there for decades

Kiwanis Lake, scene of York, Pa., Labor Day observances today, is seen in 1952. The island is now landscaped with trees and a miniature Statue of Liberty. Labor Day observances have been going on for years.

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5 pictures of one-room schools dotting York County’s countryside

The former Kline’s school leads off a 22-photo ydr.com Media Center gallery of one-room schools. Kathy Spagnola submitted this scene of the old Lower Windsor Township schoolhouse near Lauxmont Farms. At one time, about 300 of these schools dotted York County, Pa.’s, countryside before World War II.

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North Codorus Township’s Diehl’s one-room school, aka ‘Corn-Cob College,’ remembered

Diehl’s one-room school, located in North Codorus Township, York County, was one of 300 such schools that representated a way of life for generations. John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society, sent this image along with a narrative of one-room school life by another local student of history, the late Roger E. Shaffer. One-room schools continue to fascinate folks, so yorktownsquare.com profiles them in an occasional series.

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Award-winning York County artist: ‘If you’re going to do it, do it right’: Linked in to history, 1/15/13

Yorktownsquare covers the work of artist Leonard Giknis, Jimmy Stewart’s visit to the York Fair and the old Lincoln Highway.

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Where is York County’s Bittersville, site of dispute over veterans memorial marker?

Yorktownsquare.com covers the debate over the permanent home of a memorial plaque to Bittersville-area veterans.

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Muddy Creek Forks, Ma & Pa Railroad village, before and after: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 11, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the preserved village at Muddy Creek Forks, one-room schools and another accomplished York Suburban grad, Jordan O’Reilly.

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