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Testing your knowledge about York, Pa., history: Where did York County Academy stand?

Other quizzes below: What’s that umbrella doing in an area church/York’s fatal Lassa fever case History Mystery: When York Little Theatre was five years old, it operated out of the late 1700s York County Academy. That academy building was demolished … Continue reading

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Lassa fever was in York County, Pa., in 1969: First U.S. death recorded here

York County’s Delma Rivera-Lytle is seen with her aunt and uncle, Juan and Doris Román. Juan Román became the first U.S. victim of Lassa fever when he died visiting the Rivera in York County, Pa., in 1969. Lassa is a distant cousin of Ebola.

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