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Top York Town Square blog posts: Check out this best-hit list in September 2015

Stories and photos about the Lafayette Club, for years the bastion of York’s elite, are always popular with readers. It’s their opportunity to see inside this mansion, a men’s-only place for much of its long history that ended in 2012. … Continue reading

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This big York, Pa., building stood on the south bank of the Codorus for decades

 This ‪York, Pa., site hosted buildings from the early 1800s until sometime in the first half of the 20th century. Alexander D. Goode School stands on the footprint of this county building complex today. What was this building, standing on the … Continue reading

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5 more neat places to discover in your own York County backyard

Neat place No. 1: The cafe in New Freedom can be the endpoint for an afternoon out. Or a starting point. Here’s one option. Park on the York County’s rail trail in Railroad, just outside Shrewsbury, and walk the couple … Continue reading

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Southern York County tunnels: An over-the-handlebars look

A recent VeloPhoto York blog post, telling about a 52-mile bike trip on and around the Heritage Rail Trail County Park, is headlined ‘3 Tunnels, 2 Firetrucks.’ York countian Rick Ramage covers the Howard Tunnel, which many people know about, … Continue reading

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York County’s rail trail eagles: ‘This pair of eagles doesn’t seem to be bothered by anything’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: No more Tall Cedars’ pancakes/Look who’s back in York, Pa. There was a day when eagles’ nests were rare around York County, Pa. You might’ve seen them in the Susquehanna River Region. But now we have … Continue reading

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History Mystery photo: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best – with lights on or off

Some YorkTownSquare readers have seen this wonderful photograph before. Perhaps you found it easy to ID the location. Maybe the road signs gave it away. Or perhaps you’re stumped. Well, the answer is below, with a fun wrinkle. It’s the … Continue reading

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New way of seeing York, Pa: Rail trail opens up new vistas of city

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Know much about Spring Grove?/Watch & Clock’s new exhibit Well, here’s a cityscape you don’t see every day. Although now, you can, if you travel along the York County Heritage Rail Trail’s Northern Extension, left in … Continue reading

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Scenic Hanover Junction: ‘Awesome horse and rider sculpture … on the Rail Trail’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Interest in Pennsylvania Furniture/Discovering Lititz Dover’s Teanna Byerts grabbed this scene along the York County Heritage Rail Trail in Hanover Junction. She writes this about the sculpture: ‘Awesome horse and rider sculpture at Hanover Junction on the Rail … Continue reading

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How historic York County farming, railroading is engaging with the service, information age

This image, courtesy of Google Maps, came to light with a York, Pa., Daily Record story about vehicle vandalism at this York County Heritage Rail Trail parking area a few months ago. The Brillhart Station scene caught my eye because it shows a 21st-century re-use of former agricultural and industrial land. That popular York Township parking lot, park and rail trail section show the transition from ag (farming) and industrial use (railroading) to recreation use. It’s a snapshot of how York County’s economy is changing from its historic agricultural and industrial roots to service and information uses.

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Will this old bridge gain new life on York County’s rail trail?

It’s a bridge to nowhere. The question is whether it will some day be a bridge to somewhere, particularly spanning Willis Run in North York for York County Heritage Rail Trail users. Work is underway on the rail trail’s northern … Continue reading

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