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Original Yorkblog.com history writer now doing ‘something completely different’ a decade later

Also below: See photo of Saginaw’s Meadowbrook Pool, from Joan Concilio’s Only in York County blog Yorkblogger June Lloyd writes about a lot of interesting things in York County’s past. A specialty is to keep readers informed worldwide about Camp … Continue reading

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High Rock in York County, Pa. So, which High Rock is this?

Chris Otto tells us about all kinds of interesting things over at Papergreat.com. He found the High Rock postcard above. The question seems to be: Which York County, Pa., High Rock is it? Maybe one of you can help?

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Wanted: Fresh eyes, new insights in York County’s history community

Journalist/historian Ted Sickler works with York County Heritage Trust’s Lila Fourhman-Shaull on an upcoming book about people drawn by 19th-century York, Pa., artist Lewis Miller. Before turning to the book, they had reviewed an upcoming scholarly journal. Both the Miller … Continue reading

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The 4 Yorkbloggers still writing about history. But make that 5.

Readers discovered the old York, Pa., Hiway Theater in June 2013 when Yorkblogger Joan Concilio compiled reader memories of the long-gone moviehouse. This is one way that Yorkbloggers ply their craft: They ask for – and receive information and memories from others. They bring it together and redistribute it in a winsome way so that others might enjoy the moments.

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History mystery photo: What historic York, Pa., building frames this snow scene?

History mystery scene: Can you ID this historic, 19th-century building whose doors provide a frame for this photograph in York, Pa.. See answer below. Meanwhile, residents battled a storm that dumped 6 to 10 inches of snow into York County and beyond. Several numbers grew out of coverage. York City has about 100 miles of streets to plow. About 40 cars were towed in York in violation of the snow emergency. The cost of releasing a towed car is $105 And PennDOT has a convoy of 74 trucks to cover state roads in York County.

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York, Pa.’s touted Lafayette Toast is mostly a boast?

This painting shows Marquis de Lafayette toasting George Washington, a longtime fixture in the old Lafayette Club in York, Pa. The impact of this toast is controverted. Some students of history say it tipped the scales in favor of the retention of Gen. George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution. Others say that the bid by Gen. Horatio Gates to take over the Army had already lost steam. That’s just the start of controversies over this moment in early 1978 when the Continental Congress was meeting in York.

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York, Pa., meets William C. Goodridge, former slave and successful businessman, returning from the past: Linked in to history, 5/6/13

Robert Brinson, a reenactor portraying William C. Goodridge, played the role of the 19th-century former slave and businessman in the Gettysburg Remembrance Day event in Manchester Township over the weekend. The event, sponored by Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, was an early observance of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Confederate invasion of York County. Many more to come.

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Hollywood meets Hanover over pretzels: Linked in to York County history, 5/2/13

Yorktownsquare.com covering Hanover pretzelmaking, ‘East of Gettysburg on e-book, Jeb Stuart’s ditch and a preservation talk by Scott Butcher

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York’s 200-year-old Philip King House: ‘Its life still appears to be strong’

York College of Pennsylvania has plans for the 200-year-old Philip King House on the bank of the Codorus Creek.

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Obscure York hallway features famous newspaper front pages: Linked in to history, Dec. 6, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links to historic newspaper front pages, Der Belsnickel and Rob Evans art

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