Tag Archives: Preserving York

These 6 photos show what’s behind the gates at beautiful Shady Lane estate

The closing of a stone arch bridge on the Shady Lane estate in York County’s East Manchester Township gives YorkTownSquare.com an opportunity to provide more images from this beautiful place. The photo shows what most people know about the estate – those distinctive gates on the road between Emigsville and Manchester.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Notable images, Susquehanna, waterways, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Then & Now: York’s Northwest Triangle beginning to take shape

This aerial view shows York, Pa.’s, Northwest Triangle before site work cleared the Ohio Blenders silos and other buildings along Beaver Street. In recent months, the area in and around the redevelopment area has generated some news. A two-screen movie theater plans to move in. The Thos. Somerville Co. building, across from the stadium, is getting new tenants. York County Regional Charter School continues to add classes and a brand new playground.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Unsung/obscure sites, York County aerial photos | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Round 2: Preserving York picnic builds community through history

Organizer Blake Stough, seen here guiding a tour at last year’s initial Preserving York picnic, is putting forth Round 2 at the Manchester Township, Pa., estate. The 2013 Preserving York Annual Benefit – Building Community Through History is set for Sept. 22 at the same site. Preserving York is a grassroots group of people who love history. Blake Stough, its convener, aggregates these interests via Preserving York blog, FB and other social media. The picnic represents a transition of enthusiasts from a virtual community to an actual community.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, History video channel, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manchester Township’s White Oak Park – from amusement park to teen hangout: Linked in to history, Nov. 21, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers White Oak Park, the Shady Dell, Emigsville’s Emig Mansion and bald eagles over York County.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local landmarks, Made in York, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

These old York County steps, Part IV: Where did they lead? Linked in to history, Nov. 10, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com features the Shady Dell, a Prohibition exhibit, and big recognition of York County artist Lorann Jacobs.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local landmarks, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, Pets & animals, Quizzes & (fun) tests, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indian Rock Dam, controller of Codorus flooding, just celebrated its 70th birthday

Indian Rock Dam, a York-area flood control impoundment, opened about 70 years ago, in 1942.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites, War, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An unusual use for famed Springettsbury Township’s Schultz house: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff, July 29, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Codorus Street reunion, roadside monuments, York’s trolley system and an unusual use for the Schultz house.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Black history, Events, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, People, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Codorus Street Reunion packed with history, meaning: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 24, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the York County company that makes uniforms for Russian Olympians, former Olympic officials from York County and more on Preserving York’s Shady Lane picnic.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Black history, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Made in York, Nostalgia & memories, Notable images, People, Uncategorized, Women's history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Part III: Using York County history to create community embodies a modern trend

Yorktownsquare.com covers a picnic of history-minded people who toured a former distillery site known as Shady Lane.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, Nostalgia & memories, People, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Part II: Using York County history to create community embodies a modern trend

Yorktownsquare.com previews the PreservingYork.com picnic, an event in which a virtual community is meeting to become an actual community.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Farms, fields & mills, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, People, Small-town life, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment