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For preservationists, not a great day when this York, Pa., landmark came down

We like to keep readers up to date on the changing landscape of York County. It’s not just for readers of YorkTownSquare.com living in the ends of the earth. York County has a lot of acreage, so it’s hard to see everything coming down – or going up. So this photo is part of a news quiz of several structures that have been demolished in recently months – or in this case – years. This is the only historic building that’s part of the quiz. Can you locate it?

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Ye York Valley Inn scrubbed up well for noted artist

Springettsbury Township’s York Valley Inn went up before 1750 to serve travelers in wagons moving from east to west, and it came down in the 1960s because of those travelers in automobiles needed more road, and many travelers had stayed … Continue reading

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Did you know this? Six discoveries about York County, Pa.

W.S. Nye’s and John G. Redman’s ‘Farthest East’ carried this bird’s eye view of Wrightsville, perhaps from the perspective of Chickies Rock on the Lancaster County side. One hundred years before this image was made, two Hellam/Windsor township families were engaged in a property dispute that involved a Susquehanna River ferry and and fishery, among other things. This case, involving Hellam Township land, reached the U.S. Supreme Court: Ewing v. Houston. This little-known case is ripe for further study

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York, Pa.’s, Laurel and Rex firehouse: ‘May it be preserved for all time’

This has been a favorite York County, Pa., rendering for years, the Laurel and Rex fire house. I didn’t know it originally was commissioned as a Christmas card. Columnist Gordon Freireich brought that to light in a recent York Sunday News column. Howard Marshall Advertising commissioned the drawing by York artist Cliff Satterthwaite. Gordon’s column revealed the message inside the card: ‘The Laurel And Rex Fire House is one of York’s genuine architectural treasures. May it be preserved for all time. We commissioned the painting by Clifford Satterthwaite to dramatize the uniqueness of the building’s design and style, and to recreate the excitement of olden days when the horses charged forth onto Duke Street.’ A couple of years ago, York fire officials eyed alternatives for the Laurel/Rex. But the move to a new city hall and renovation of the then-city hall into a police station came first. So, yes, may the Laurel and Rex be preserved for all time.

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What is Adams County’s largest industry? It’s not what you think

This is a rare view, the look from within the cab of Jay Arentz’s combine as he harvest soybeans on one of his Adams County farms, covering 3,300 acres. A Hanover Evening Sun story raises an interesting question about land preservation in Adams County, which Arentz Hay and Grain actively participates in: What is Adams’ largest industry? Not tourism. Adams County ranked sixth out of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties in agricultural production in 2007, the most recent year surveyed, the Evening Sun reported. Adams, like York County, is working to preserve this farmland. Between 2007 and 2007, acreage in farming dropped by 4 percent, the story states.

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What is the highest peak in York County?: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 6, 2012

There was snow on the slopes of Roundtop Mountain Resort when York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn captured this aerial photograph in early February. Fortunately, the resort, formerly known as Ski Roundtop, offers a host of other recreational … Continue reading

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