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Urban legends about York College’s campus abound, and its archives help tell the school’s real story

John Fisher’s Pennsylvania’s Coat of Arms is viewed as the most significant among many holdings in York College of Pennsylvania’s Archives and Special Collections. The archives, in the college’s Schmidt Library, are open for public use. The archives house the … Continue reading

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History Mystery quiz, Part II: What was John Wilkes Booth’s connection to York, Pa.?

 Linked in/Neat stuff: Moment in Dallastown/Disappearing phone books   A YorkTownSquare.com story about John Wilkes Booth’s connection to York, Pa. drew many comments and likes on Facebook. It also brought forth this photograph of his birth place, Tudor Hall, from Harford … Continue reading

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William Scranton, other luminaries dedicated York Junior College’s new campus in 1965

Pennsylvania Governor Bill Scranton autographed this program for the dedication of York Junior College’s new campus in 1965. At that point, YJC stood at Duke Street and College Avenue, and this dedication paved the way for York College of Pennsylvania, as it’s now called, to move to open at its current site on Country Club Road.

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Gettysburg 100: Re-enactors were around then, too – Linked in to history, 6/4/13

The Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun, a tireless chronicler of Civil War history with great proximity to the Gettysburg battlefield, has embarked on a series of historical Hanover photographs.

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