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York Hospital and its hilltop showed a different look 75 years ago

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Question about Manchester/What replaced Goodridge’s ‘skyscraper’? This hill has grown up since this photograph of the 10-year-old York Hospital was made. Today, some buildings that went up on the hill have already come down to accommodate … Continue reading

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They aren’t making the Hoke Houses of the world anymore

Preservation work is underway on Spring Grove’s Hoke House, the landmark 18th-century stone building that some folks remember as that area’s former library. Or maybe we should say, stabilization work is underway. At any rate, there’s a plan to keep this venerable Pennsylvania building in place dependent on meeting certain conditions.

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Working at a York County icon: ‘I always wanted to be a Maple Donuts girl, and here I am’

York County, Pa., has long played host to business and other venues that are, well, distinctly York County. In the past, we had Bury’s Burgers, Melvin’s Drive-In, Playland, White Oak Park and the Shady Dell. Today, we have going businesses like Rutter’s and Bricker’s fries and Smittie’s Pretzels and Maple Donuts that span decades. Maple Donuts is, in fact, expanding, looking to expand its Springettsbury Township facility. York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn spent overnight at Maple’s Springettsbury shop the other day and got some neat photos and slice-of-life story. One quote from Maple Donut retail clerk Teresa Mckeown shows how the shop bridges generations: ‘I always wanted to be a Maple Donuts girl, and here I am.’

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Looking for a 1700s Spring Grove farmhouse? You’ll just have to move it. Linked in to history, 5/3/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Hoke House in Spring Grove, the old Loyer’s Pharmacy Soda Fountain and an unusual photogaph on Civil War Times’ Facebook page.

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Glen Rock’s I-83 interchange A Changin’: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 27, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the now-demolished Rocky Ridge Motel, a rehabbed church bell towner in Hopewell Township and a new museum in York Springs.

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Landmark Spring Grove farmhouse awaits decision on its fate: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 2, 2012

The Hoke farmhouse sits at the traffic circle in Spring Grove. It was there in the 1700s to greet settlers moving south and west along the Monocacy Road. But there’s a question how long it will stand. Spring Grove officials … Continue reading

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