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Ike Eisenhower’s 1955 Cockshutt Blackhawk 40: This tractor was not for sale

Dwight D. Eisenhower probably never drove this 1955 Cockshutt Blackhawk 40 tractor, but it was part of his Gettysburg farm at the the time of his death. The Evening Sun in Hanover reported that it was on display with other antiques that were part of Adams County farmer Stanley Wolf’s collection.

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Bowling Green Speedway: Midget cars bottomed out on opening day at old racetrack

Linked in/Neat stuff: Playland skating rink/Camp Betty Washington Codorus Township is so quiet today that it’s hard to believe that that hundreds and hundreds of people would go to this remote part of York County to see auto racing on … Continue reading

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Public pools plan Memorial Day weekend openings, but Playland and others exist only in memories

With Memorial Day approaching, pools are primed to open. But here’s one that is long gone: The Playland pool. Here, artist Cliff Satterthwaite explains the purpose of his drawing of Springettsbury Township’s Playland complex. Interestingly, other York County, Pa., community pools preceded Playland or followed its lead in shutting down over time. Glady’s Pool in Stewartstown was one. Sun Valley Pool in Spry closed more recently. Today, an increasing number of residents can afford private backyard pools. Fortunately, several community pools remain open.

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5 images reveal appealing slices of life in York County’s past

This photo contains a mystery: Where was this scene of participants in the York County Teachers Institute taken in 1910? Teachers from the far ends of the county met in York, Pa., for this training – city teachers in one session and county teachers in another. But they came together for this photographer, submitted by southeastern York County’s Roger Wilson.

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Codorus Creek, then a recreational venue, and 4 other memorable postcard views of York County, Pa.

The Hartley Boat Club sat next to the Codorus Creek south of York, Pa., south of Kings Mill, as seen in 1914. It pointed to the day when the Codorus was widely used for recreation, a theme some York officials are seeking to revisit today.

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YDR photog: ‘Best video is often the least planned event for video’ – Linked in to history, 12/21/12

Check out this list of ydr.com photographer Paul Kuehnel’s top videos of 2012.

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Landmark Spring Grove farmhouse awaits decision on its fate: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 2, 2012

The Hoke farmhouse sits at the traffic circle in Spring Grove. It was there in the 1700s to greet settlers moving south and west along the Monocacy Road. But there’s a question how long it will stand. Spring Grove officials … Continue reading

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