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Hex Murder painting effectively captures terrible York County moment

York County’s Brett Greiman painted this scene of the Hex Murder of 1928 – a terrible moment in which a trio attacked and killed a farmer, a suspected witch, in an attempt to break a spell they believe he had … Continue reading

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York County History Mystery quizzes: One-room school is one answer. What are your answers to the others?

It didn’t take long for YDR Facebook readers to ID each name on this graphic as a one-room school site. Or most of them anyway. One-room school news and views always captive online and social media readers. So there, we gave the answer to this one. How about those History Mystery quizzes below?

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Is this York County, Pa.’s most recognizable farmhouse?

The Avalong farmhouse, now Christmas Tree Hill, in Springettsbury Township. The Willis House near Prospect Hill Cemetery. Forry Loucks Mansion, now Lauxmont’s farmhouse. Those are a some recognizable farmhouses around York County, Pa. But this modest house might be York County’s most recognizable farmhouse, although it didn’t gain that fame from farming. It was isolated, located in a hollow in the county’s backwoods, but is known to many. Can you ID this place?

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York County’s Hex murder: 5 more quick facts about the forever fascinating witchcraft case

Some quick facts and impressions about York County’s Hex murder case in which three accomplices killed a suspected witch.

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York County’s Hex murder: 5 quick facts about the forever fascinating witchcraft case

The book ‘Long Lost Friend’ inspired superstitions among the Pennsylvania Dutch until well into the 20th century.

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Wandering trio breaks into Rehmeyer Hollow’s Hex Murder House

Powwow practitioner and murder victim Nelson Rehmeyer is seen here in this photograph from Ross McGinnis’ ‘Trials of Hex.’ See photograph of his wife and daughters below. Background posts: ‘We would ‘hex’ them if they ignored us’ and How powwow … Continue reading

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York County powwowing: ‘… It was here, and it had many adherents … ‘

This image heads a slideshow of Hex Murder photos at ydr.com’s Media Center. The Hex murder case in 1928 was strange to begin with, involving witchcraft and faith healing and a world-wide audience and teenage defendants and so on. So … Continue reading

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