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York County, Pa., readers rank places and buildings on YorkTownSquare.com’s Top 10 list for 2014

This Hanover-area porch has been well-used over the years. It’s part of the Gitt Mansion, now a library and wedding venue on Hershey Hill outside Hanover. This is the former home of York, Pa., Gazette and Daily owner J.W. Gitt. His library, focusing on the Cold War era, is largely intact. His papers are also available for scholars to review. A YorkTownSquare story about the mansion – You can look down and see the town laid down before you – scored No. 6 in the top 10 list of posts on the the blog in 2014.

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These 6 photos show what’s behind the gates at beautiful Shady Lane estate

The closing of a stone arch bridge on the Shady Lane estate in York County’s East Manchester Township gives YorkTownSquare.com an opportunity to provide more images from this beautiful place. The photo shows what most people know about the estate – those distinctive gates on the road between Emigsville and Manchester.

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This one-room school stood in Goram. Where’s Goram? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 12, 2012

One-room schools still fascinate York countians. Grace M. Olphin sent in this undated photograph of Down’s School in York County. The teacher, J. Milton Urey, was a relative of Grace’s. Here’s the question. The school was located in Goram. OK, … Continue reading

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