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Another 5 neat places to discover in York County’s backyard

People know about Brown’s produce. And gifts. And eatery. And ice cream. But this slice of Loganville’s Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market can be overlooked. It’s a garden filled with natural plants – the Scott Brown Memorial Garden. It’s right … Continue reading

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York Fair 250: Civil War’s Worth Infantry band one of many entertainers to play at the fair

The Worth Infantry , a York County, Pa., unit captained by John Hay, was an early responder after the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter in 1861. Scott Mingus writes in his Cannonball blog that the unit was formed before the … Continue reading

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Old Towne East, Salem Square neighborhoods explored. Here’s a map of York City neighborhoods yet to come

This is a typical street in York, Pa. Rowhouses built for the working class a century ago. And as 100 years ago, a church serves as a staple in a neighborhood. Here, Tidings of Peace Christian School is seen at … Continue reading

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‘Gateway to York Garden’ to command city’s busiest entrance

People call this green area that greets motorists heading into York City from the south many things. But grassy knoll seems to be a common name. Whatever its name, this WellSpan-owned property will be landscaped to the tune of $35,000 to become a major “Welcome to York” sign. This is York, Pa.’s, busiest entrance – the way taken by York Expo Center goers, York College students and thousands of others each day. The Rotary Club of York is erecting this big sign – “Gateway to York Garden” – as part of its 100th birthday in 2016.

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How 1 monument celebrates York Rifles’ contributions to 2 wars

The York Rifle Company marches to Boston in 1775 after the call from Gen. George Washington reached York Town, Pa., for troops to support the fledgling Continental Army. Elizabeth Quinn sketched this scene of these early responders for the 1959 W. Walter Van Baman’s book ‘The Story of York Town.’

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Gettysburg 150th – Can you locate this unsung Civil War monument in York County, Pa.? Linked in with neat history stuff, May 15, 2012

*A photograph captures the Civil War statue at Salem Square in the western part of York City. It honors the York Rifles, a local unit that responded early in both the Civil War and American Revolution.

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Headless statue in York’s Salem Square regains its noggin

Neighborhood kids play in the Salem Square park as the renovated statue of a Civil War soldier looms in the background. For a photograph of the headless statue after it was damaged by high winds, see below. The restoration of … Continue reading

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