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These big mysterious, metal, mechanical machines went out of style in York County, Pa., a decade ago

This might seem like an easy History Mystery quiz, but it’s been about 10 years since these big metal boxes were taken out of service in York County, Pa. Time passes fast. They were sold in 2006 after their electronic replacements successfully operated earlier that year. So a partial generation of folks never had the opportunity to use these mechanical machines. OK, what are these?

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Downtown Hanover, Pa.: Here’s how a bird viewed ‘McAllistertown’s’ square 60 years ago

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: More support for WWII hero recognition/New museum in Quecreek This bird’s-eye view shows Hanover’s Center Square in the 1950s. The equestrian statue – the Picket – stood in the middle of the square in those days. … Continue reading

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6 more cool, unsung York/Adams, Pa., sites to discover and explore

This unsung site is hardly off the beaten track, as many often-overlooked places are. But Gettysburg’s square should not be forgotten as a place to spend time on those treasured trips to the Gettysburg National Military Park and other attractions. The visitors center is now farther away from this crossroads, but remember that this part of Gettysburg saw fighting, too. And there are museums, shops linked up to the Civil War and prime restaurants within walking distance. In fact, the must-see National Cemetery, with its Lincoln connections, and nearby Ziegler’s Grove, with its Pickett Charge links, are a reasonable walk from this square, seen here from the roof of the Gettysburg Hotel.

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About buses and Bear’s in York, Pa.’s Continental Square

This post-street-car view shows York’s Continental Square and its stand of buses. Buses became king when the last street car made its run in 1939. Public transit would become more important as wartime rationing kicked in. And there’s Bear’s, standing on the square’s angle that has been in the news recently. An interesting website, operated by David Sullivan, profiles York’s department stores.

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How do you move a gallows? York, Pa.’s relocating Police Heritage Museum will figure that out

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Dan Connolly’s O’s book/York Jeopardy game will challenge you York, Pa.’s Police Heritage Museum’s collections go beyond the many artifacts from its law enforcement past on public display. Here, John Stine, the go-to person with questions … Continue reading

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Market & Beaver in York, Pa.: Intersection is changing from the day Hillary Clinton took stage there

Royal Square developers are eyeing the longtime home of the Police Heritage Museum on York, Pa.’s, West Market Street. The museum incorporated 20 years ago and moved into the building (the low building, second from right) between Weinbrom Jewelers and the old Woolworth’s store after that. Royal Square is looking at the Police Museum’s 54 W. Market St. building for retail space. Right now, Police Museum officials aren’t commenting about what this means to the place that has artifacts going back to the 1700s.

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The pride of being an American is written on his face: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Dec. 10, 2011

Billie Houseman of York is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II’s European Theater. The York countian, proudly in uniform, attended a York Expo Center commemoration this week marking the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  … Continue reading

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York City Police Blue Coats played baseball at Penn Park’s stadium to raise funds for uniforms

John Stine, centerfielder and cleanup hitter for York, Pa.’s, artifact-rich Police Heritage Museum (seen here), is interested in how police history intersects with local pro baseball history. This York Daily Record/Sunday News file photograph shows Stine at the West Market … Continue reading

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Errant pickup driver knocked on-duty fire policeman out of his shoes

A national memorial in Washington, D.C., bears the names of thousands of police officers killed in the line of duty. In this 2004 York Daily Record/Sunday News photo, a woman traces the name of an officer. A memorial spokesman said … Continue reading

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Old York County town jails: ‘They’re kind of hidden history’

John McDonald opens the old lockup in Seven Valleys, a holding pen for overnight detention, typical of many that dotted towns around Yok County. ‘This is really a neat structure,’ said Police Heritage Museum’s John Stine told the York Daily … Continue reading

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