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West Manchester Township’s village of Shiloh took its name from a nearby Union church

West Manchester’s Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church is portrayed by an unknown artist as it appeared in the early 1900s. The rendering was recently donated to the church as part of an anniversary celebration. Also of interest: Where did the trolley … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., has a lot of deserted places once in spotlight

These piers are all that remain of a trolley bridge near Green Valley Pool in West Manchester Township, Pa. The far-ranging trolley system, which ended in 1939, sprawled over York County. As the trolleys passed up Trolley Road from York to Dover, they crossed Church Road at Broad Street. That crossing formed a kind of town square for Shiloh, which moved to Church Street and Carlisle Road when the trolley quit running and Route 74 was improved. Trolleys then descended into the little valley crossed by Poplars Street. This bridge spanned the Little Conewago Creek, providing a grade for the trolley to climb and then head to Brookside Park and then Dover.

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York County’s love affair with its cars continues, Part 5

Driving through York County’s Strinestown, off Interstate 83, it’s hard to take in the whole picture of how many vehicles are in and around the Pennsylvania Auto Dealers Exchange’s domain. This file photo from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News shows the size of the vehicle auction, a fixture – and an expanding one at that – in that part of Conewago Township for years. One can safely say that P.A.D.E. occupies York County’s biggest parking lot.

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Aerial view shows great size of Central York High School

Linked in/Neat stuff: Clogged York corridors/York on eBay When you’re on the ground, the size and scale of Central York High School is hard to take in. When you’re about 2,000 feet above sea level, the complex in the Pleasureville/Emigsville … Continue reading

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Shiloh’s National Christmas Tree: ‘More people can see the tree now than … on our front yard’

The National Christmas Tree – with York County, Pa., roots – draws a crowd every year to the Ellipse near the White House. This year’s tree lighting ceremony is set for 5 p.m., Thursday. It will be live streamed at … Continue reading

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