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Big barns in Library of Congress photograph identified as Avalongs in Springettsbury Township

These barn photos are part of a recent picture release from Yale University of Library of Congress photos from the 1930s and 1940s. They were commissioned by the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information. The photographs often lack detailed caption information, such as this one, which was labeled as a large dairy barn in York County, Pa. But this photo looks like Avalong barns in Springettsbury Township.

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Digging York County’s Camp Security: Spanish silver coin dated 1780

The dig continues at Springettsbury Township’s Camp Security, the prisoner-of-war camp that detained British prisoners from 1781-83. That Spanish silver coin, for example.

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Who originated the annual New York Wire Factory Whistle concert?

With the news that the New York Wire Factory Whistle Concert is moving to Metso, one might wonder how the annual Christmas Eve concert came about, in the first place. This season’s greetings card put the orchestration in the hands of Karl Alex Smyser. He’s shown here in the narrow room where successor whistlemasters stood to play the steam- – now air – powered instrument, made possible by the whistle’s unusual sliding valve.

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A tow plow? One can only hope it never comes your way: Linked in to York County history, 3/7/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the doomed Avalong barn, Bowen & McLaughlin’s start in York, Gettysburg tourism, and a truck body reportedly made in York

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Doomed Avalong barn indicative of York County’s eroding sense of place. The public must continue to speak loudly

Doomed Avalong barn indicative of York County’s eroding sense of place. The public must continue to speak loudly

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New York Wire factory whistle commentary delivered to readers via Google+

New York Wire’s factory whistle concert may be endangered again, with the reported closing of the company’s East Market Street factory. Musing about this on a recent Google+ post.

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When frogs and birds invaded a York history exhibit: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 12, 2012

Posted below: Detter’s Mill/Bill Simpson’s legacy/Camp Security The ‘Fanciful World of Adam Pfaltzgraff.’ Indeed.  Where else but York County, Pa., would a menagerie of backyard animal sculptures with glass marble eyes  be put on exhibit? York countians have long enjoyed … Continue reading

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Anyone remember the swimming pool owned by Glady of Stewartstown? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 4, 2012

For years, the openings and closing of community pools have attracted interest. York’s Farquhar Park pool, long replaced by the Y’s Graham Aquatic Center, is one. Relatives of the owner of Glady’s Pool in Stewartstown recently put out a call … Continue reading

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Pfaltzgraff afficionados grab up legacy pottery pieces, fund archives

Thousands of Pfaltzgraff pieces have gone on sale at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum in York. Droves of shoppers sorted through 13,000 pieces of various Pfaltzgraff collections at the York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum. The sale ends … Continue reading

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