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Prospect Hill Cemetery’s architecturally significant office well set among so much history

Motorists driving along North George street past York County, Pa.’s, Prospect Hill Cemetery can’t get this square look at its headquarters. The architecturally significant house is perfect for a cemetery that offers so much history. John Augustus Dempwolf, brother Reinhardt and their firm designed more than 500 structures.

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Did this Civil War Medal of Honor recipient suffer from PTSD?

York, Pa.’s, own John Henry Denig was not only a hero, but a bit of a post-war rascal. Some evaluating his conduct after the war wonder if he was suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).

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Prospect Hill Cemetery moment honors heroes in emergency, armed services

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photograph captures a memorable moment Sunday at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Here we have U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, in military uniform, handing a folded American flag Michelle Miller, second from left. Michelle Miller is the wife of Loganville Fire Company chief Rodney Miller, who died in the line of duty earlier this year. The moment was part of a Court of Valor observance, tied to Sept. 11, 2001. The Court of Valor bears the names of more than 300 military veterans who earned medals for valor or sacrifice. So the day was a moment in recognizing heroes in the emergency services and armed services.

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Hex Murder assailant: ‘A genuinely nice guy and was a good employee’

People alive today knew one of the celebrated Hex Murder defendants of 1928, proving that York is the world’s largest small town

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York County Veterans Day memories found everywhere

From Prospect Hill Cemetery to social media, people in York County remember vets on Veterans Day.

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Reader to magazine: Remember, York County was involved in the Civil War

The photographs made by York Township’s Dianne Bowders are favorites of this blog. She finds landscapes, scenery and landmarks that just seem to fit here. And her photographs are perfectly composed and she finds just the right light. Here, she … Continue reading

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Who can ID this mystery school in southeastern York County?: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 3, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com blog covers Pinchot Roads, Central York High School from the air, the quest for family of a Medal of Honor winner and the identity of a one-room school.

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We must have long memories of wars that shaped America – and York County

Franklin Ginter was a soldier’s soldier. He was an early responder from York in the Civil War, serving with a unit, the York Rifles, that guarded bridges in northern Maryland against sabateurs. He was the last of that unit to … Continue reading

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A 1960s view of Continental Square from the air: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Dec. 13, 2011

This photograph, from the collection of the late Eddie Schaeberle of York, Pa., arrived in the York Daily Record/Sunday News newsroom with good timing. This aerial view showed Continental Square, the crossroads slightly left of center, circa mid-1960s. On the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg statue again stands tall, with new noggin: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Nov. 29, 2011

In 2006, vandals chained the 4th New York Artillery statue in the Devil’s Den area of the Gettysburg Battlefield and toppled the monument. They carried off its head. Just this week, the restored statue greeted visitors. The Hanover Evening Sun … Continue reading

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