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History mystery photo: What historic York, Pa., building frames this snow scene?

History mystery scene: Can you ID this historic, 19th-century building whose doors provide a frame for this photograph in York, Pa.. See answer below. Meanwhile, residents battled a storm that dumped 6 to 10 inches of snow into York County and beyond. Several numbers grew out of coverage. York City has about 100 miles of streets to plow. About 40 cars were towed in York in violation of the snow emergency. The cost of releasing a towed car is $105 And PennDOT has a convoy of 74 trucks to cover state roads in York County.

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Looking for info on the ‘Little General’: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – July 5, 2011

Randy Bowman emailed this photograph (see second photo below) of a small, brass “Little General” statue. His father, Robert Bowman has been a member of the Laurel Fire Company in York for most of his life. Robert told stories about … Continue reading

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Part II: Rex/Laurel, one of four York, Pa., operating fire stations, built a dozen years after Civil War

Cracks above and surrounding the V-shaped frame above the door in the Rex part of the Rex/Laurel Fire Station in York concern city fire officials. The cracks are visible to the eye, although not in this photograph. That’s David Michaels, … Continue reading

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