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How the ‘Barnes Dance’ allowed you to cross this York, Pa., intersection at any angle

After I suggested that people were jaywalking at this mystery York, Pa., intersection, a YDR Facebook commenter stated: ‘This was NOT jaywalking. It was a short-lived intersection plan called “Barnes’ Dance” … . All vehicular traffic was stopped, and all pedestrian traffic was allowed to cross at any angle. It did not last long. Eventually the city returned to the customary configuration.’ But the History Mystery remains. What city intersection are you seeing here?

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About buses and Bear’s in York, Pa.’s Continental Square

This post-street-car view shows York’s Continental Square and its stand of buses. Buses became king when the last street car made its run in 1939. Public transit would become more important as wartime rationing kicked in. And there’s Bear’s, standing on the square’s angle that has been in the news recently. An interesting website, operated by David Sullivan, profiles York’s department stores.

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Historical marker to serve as 1 of York Water Co.’s 200th birthday candles

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Boyhood home of Dominick Argento/Civil War fundraiser in Md. This is a neat photo from The Evening Sun’s Clare Becker. It looks like a three-eyed stoneheaded figure rising from the street. But as many know, this … Continue reading

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Fissel’s School: How students learned a lot in one room

This photo is part of the York Daily Record’s coverage of the open house at Fissel’s School in southern York County, Pa., last weekend.

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Rocks in the Glen turns into town where things happen, Part III

Glen Rock, Pa., residents experienced a retro weekend recently, with the return of the music of one of its most famous citizens and the return of a train to its well-worn tracks. Pennsylvanian Dr. Lee Zelley, grandson of famed ‘Parade Music Prince’ Roland F. Seitz conducts the Brodbecks Band in Seitz’s best known work ‘Grandioso.’

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Glen Rock’s Roland F. Seitz: ‘By his genius … he has earned the title of ‘Parade Music Prince’

Glen Rock’s Roland F. Seitz, 1867-1946, was internationally known but he made his music in his Pennsylvania hometown. Now, the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society plans a band concert to honor Glen Rock’s own ‘Parade Music Prince. ‘

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At the Glen Theatre: It was standing room only on Saturday nights at Glen Rock’s moviehouse

Long-time Glen Rock resident remembers the Glen Theatre in its heyday.

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Lightning flashes spotlight on Hanover’s Market House: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 17, 2012

More stuff below: Haines Acres/Band camp/York City Hall One of the seemingly daily parade of storms that are hitting this area produced a lightning strike that damaged Hanover’s market. Specifically, the market’s smokestack. (Why would a market have a smokestack?) … Continue reading

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Good night in Glen Rock: Dinner and a movie and the American dream, Part I

The Glen Theatre in Glen Rock, Pa., will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013. It is the last operating movie theater outside of York City. This photograph, courtesy of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society, was taken circa 1940. (Click … Continue reading

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Part II, Parade Music Prince Roland Seitz: From Glen Rock to Friday Night Lights

Conductor Roland F. Seitz is seen on the curb outside the Glen Rock Musical Association on 3 Main Street, then the Cramer building, in that southern York County borough in 1908. Seitz, a younger contemporary of ‘The March King’ John … Continue reading

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