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Penn Park’s Penn-Coates Memorial better known as the York, Pa., park’s ‘caretaker’s home’

This blocky building in York, Pennsylvania’s, Penn Park is weather beaten or, well, just looks beaten up today. But when The Penn-Coates Memorial appeared on the cover of its dedication brochure on Sept. 25, 1926, it was a welcome sight.

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People to talk most at this old-fashioned town hall meeting: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 12, 2012

James McClure’s yorktownsquare.com post includes stories about Haar’s Drive-in, coyotes in York County and the archaeological dig at Penn Park.

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By this count, York County hosted 3 military prisoner-of-war camps

The third POW camp in York County’s history can be seen as part of York’s Civil War military hospital.

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Part II: Penn Park town character Squire Braxton and other freedmen should be memorialized

Charles Granger, widely known as Squire Braxton around York County in the 1800s, lived in an old Penn Park shanty he built of bricks, stones, mud, metal signs and bottles, among other things. He wheeled a push cart used to … Continue reading

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