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These old York, Pa., ghost steps were made to walk on, but if they could talk … .

The steps rise at Indian Steps Museum, but this is not the staircase that gave this southeastern York County site it name. Those came from steps made from rock that led to the nearby Susquehanna River.

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This former York countian has made it big. Can you identify him and how he did it?

He is a graduate of a ‪‎York County, Pa.,‬ high school and went on to found a company that produces an amazingly popular social media tool. And he has generously come back to his hometown to share how he did … Continue reading

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6 cool, unsung York County, Pa., sites to discover and explore

Northern York County, Pa.’s, Redlands Meetinghouse is not usually open, but a stroll around the grounds takes you back to another time. You’ll see strange stonework that allowed church-goers to step up onto horses and wagons and an old cemetery to walk … Continue reading

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Like York City scenes, old York County postcards and Dempwolf architectural drawings? Check out these digital collections

This postcard is part of the York County, Pa., Heritage Trust’s extensive postcard collection – more than 1,300 of them – that is now online. They join these recently posted collections: Bibles, Dempwolf architectural drawings and York City Streets and Alleys images available via this search. These are not the first collections available on the Heritage Trust’s website. But they are certain to be popular topics for researchers and fans of county history. Yorkblogger June Lloyd’s, retired Heritage Trust archivist, assesses these recently posted online collections below.

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York Galleria 25 years old: Can you believe it?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Gettysburg Address quiz/Remembering Sears Roebuck At 25 (can you believe it?) and facing competition of all sorts, the York Galleria continues to change, as this thoughtful York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News story indicates. It faces competition from power shopping … Continue reading

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Ye York Valley Inn scrubbed up well for noted artist

Springettsbury Township’s York Valley Inn went up before 1750 to serve travelers in wagons moving from east to west, and it came down in the 1960s because of those travelers in automobiles needed more road, and many travelers had stayed … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150 inspires original music observing the Civil War

Gettysburg 150 is prompting books, tours, monument dedications – and original music. Musician Jeff Stike of Peach Bottom Township, Pa., was inspired by his Civil War ancestors and particularly the burning of the Wrightsville Bridge in 1863 to keep the Confederates from crossing.

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Remember this: New Salem is the borough. York New Salem, the post office

Marlin Barshinger posted this photo, owned by J.B. Fishel’s Bakery, on the reader submitted Your Photos section of ydr.com. The collectible points to the fascination many York countians hold to the hobby of finding old bottles. Former privies – outhouses … Continue reading

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Found: One slate-roofed York County outhouse – Linked in with neat history stuff – July 10, 2011

York countian Dianne Bowders captures this image of a small slate-roofed outhouse in the woods behind the Coulsontown miners cottages. That outhouse, or one like it, was the subject of a query a couple of years ago from a Seattle … Continue reading

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Coulsontown’s Welsh miners’ cottages: ‘Once they’re gone, there’s nothing else like them’

Volunteer Tom Sadler repoints the walls of Welsh quarry worker cottages in Peach Bottom Township. ‘It’s good for them to be preserving this history for the future generation,’ he said. By them, he means two-year owner Old Line Museum in … Continue reading

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