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How one spot in York County, Pa., says a lot about what is going on around here, Part 5

This nondescript former gas station – it’s really ‘former’ now that it has been demolished points to a story about change in York County, Pa.

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York countians are discovering Brigadoon-like Bedford, Pa., Part II

Route 30, the old Lincoln Highway, runs through Bedford, Pa. As it emerges from its west side, the old run produces sites and sights of interest, as old roads often do. Here is the famed roadside attraction, the Coffee Pot. Such oversized attractions often went up along old highways to woo motorists their way.

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Hex Murder witchcraft trials … ‘and they happened in York County’: Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 3/27/13

It will be an interesting night in Glen Rock, Pa., when J. Ross McGinnis takes the podium in April to talk about the Hex Murder of 1928. McGinnis is an attorney with a gift for spinning a tale – only a true, terrible tale in this case. He will tell how three young assailants attacked suspected witch Nelson Rehmeyer to break a spell in a remote hollow not far from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.

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Memories and musings about the old Eastern Market: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 6, 2012

Also below: Route 30 in film/Good, bad times at BAE/Civil War display The old Eastern Market, mostly shrouded by a garage from public view along East Market Street, was one  of five covered markethouses operating for years in York. It … Continue reading

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Once the biggest and most beautiful tree in York County: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 2, 2012

This big oak – the Seidel Oak -  stands as part of a tranquil scene in southeastern York County, captured in this Gazette and Daily calendar page for July 1969. This carefree scene contrasts with events elsewhere in York County. … Continue reading

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College Avenue Bridge built to span four-lane highway to provide south access to York

The West College Avenue Bridge in York spans the Codorus Creek. It was finished in 1961 at a cost of $440,000. The Gazette and Daily calendar showed this photo and well as the image of a more scenic York County … Continue reading

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Part IV: How one spot in York County, Pa., tells much about what is going on around there

  This photo from the 1960s shows a relatively new Interstate 83 in the background and a two-lane Route 30 in the foreground. And the San Carlos barn, at right. The opening of the interstate in 1959 and improvements to … Continue reading

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Part III: How one spot in York County, Pa., tells much about what is going on around there

The ‘after’ photographs of the southeast corner of the Interstate 83 and Route 30 intersection, which could be considered the symbolic center of York County, Pa. Below, see the ‘before’ photographs. For a discussion on the old epicenter – Continental … Continue reading

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Bury burgers beat out Big Mac as first fast-food eatery in Downtown York

A hammerhead shark created a little stir some years ago at York, Pa.’s, South George Street MacDonald’s. But the store itself created bigger headlines after it did not meet city expectations when constructed in the mid-1980s. As for the shark, … Continue reading

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