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And now … from The Dell, formerly of York, Pa.: Sixth annual ‘State of the Shady’ report

Tom Anderson of Shady Dell Music and Memories blog provided this photo from Gettysburg resident Phil Spangler of the house that later became teen hangout Shady Dell in Spring Garden Township. The hillside has change over the years, and the vastly remodeled Dell, closed for more than 20 years, is privately owned. But memories remain as found on Anderson’s blog.

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Shady Dell Knight, guest blogger: ‘Dance hall now exists in cherished memories’

Former York countian Tom Anderson, aka Shady Dell Knight, says this about the owners of York, Pa.’s, old Shady Dell teen hangout: ‘John and Helen (Ettline) were cool.’

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These old York County steps, Part IV: Where did they lead? Linked in to history, Nov. 10, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com features the Shady Dell, a Prohibition exhibit, and big recognition of York County artist Lorann Jacobs.

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50 years after his York visit, The Lone Ranger rides again: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 2, 2012

A York County resident remembers The Lone Ranger’s visit in the late 1950s.

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When you read about the Shady Dell, you learn about late-20th century York County

The Soul Clinic, a York band that scored a regional hit in the 1960s, is the topic of Shady Dell Music & Memories blog series under way. Tom Anderson, aka, the Shady Del Knight gained an interview with members of … Continue reading

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Shady Dell has always been the Shady Dell: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 22, 2012

Topics in this post:  Shady Dell, Arthur Miller’s X-country bike ride, Finding their way out Part of the grounds of Spring Garden Township’s Shady Dell was devoted to selling cars. George A. Brown sold REO and Cadillac cars about 1920 … Continue reading

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How a bird sees steam plumes from Three Mile Island: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 29, 2012

This aerial view from above northeastern York County shows the steam plumes from the two operable cooling towers of Three Mile Island. Actually, you don’t need a bird’s-eye view to see the plumes. Look in that direction from the York-area … Continue reading

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Part II: Shady Del Knight in worldwide search of honorary Shady Dell rats linked to old York, Pa., teen hangout

Nancy Sieling, one of John Ettline’s nieces, provided this 1950s Shady Dell restaurant menu to Tom Anderson, who operates a website on the old Spring Garden Township hangout. (See pricing of food and Shady Dell renovation photos below.) Also of … Continue reading

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The 1950s, 1960s: The greatest time to grow up in York, Pa.

Owner Tom Deroche is seen in the cafe of the Shady Dell in 2008. The South York hangout served generations of York County (Pa.) youth. One e-mailer characterized the Dell this way: ‘And I saved the best for last because … Continue reading

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