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This showpiece York County, Pa., barn burned down about a decade ago

This was one of ‪York County, Pa.‬’s best-known barns – and we have many grand barns – before it burned to the ground in 2006. It was visible from a major road and intended to be an accessible county showpiece. Where did this barn stand? Memories of this very public farm, in the past or present?

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York’s East Side neighborhood: ‘It was a blue collar area, a working class area’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Lebanon’s Union Canal/Valencia – York County’s grand ballroom Hudson Park Towers overlook York’s East Side and typify the change in this large city neighborhood. The former home of York Silk Mill, it is now an apartment … Continue reading

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Remember York County’s big 250th birthday celebration in 1999? Much has happened in the past 15 years

Neat stuff/Linked in: Book Blast cometh/Out near Avalongs Hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the big 250th anniversary celebration of the birth of York County, Pa. That all-year observance crested in August 1999. It produced many mementos and … Continue reading

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Does anyone have information on Rosedale farm in York County?

Locating information on the old Rosedale Mill near Railroad borough was relatively easy. But a request from Linda Mier (linda.mier@patni.com) for information on a farm called “Rosedale” in York is more elusive to hunt down. Linda e-mailed that the Freeland … Continue reading

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Railroad Borough: ‘Probably no other town in America has a horse heaven’

Gordon Mack worked as a clerk at voting precinct located in the Railroad Borough Municipal Building in this 2005 photograph. Railroad is one of York County’s most unsung municipalities. Background posts: Brewery profits produced landmark West York mansion and ‘Rocks … Continue reading

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