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Try these 8 fun photo quizzes to test your smarts about York/Adams, Pa.

Old places from one’s youth that are no more often evoke History Mystery comments on the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Facebook Page. This one not only brought some likes and comments, but also hundreds of folks, whether stumped or just wanting to read about this place, followed the goo.gl link to the story. Remember this place? F

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Digging York, Pa.’s old train station site from 10 different angles

A couple of diggers are starting archaeological work under the century-plus-year-old York, Pa., train station. This comes near the 150th anniversary of the stop of the Lincoln train at its predecessor station (drawing below of that station). York Daily Record/Sunday … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., History Mystery: This old, historic iron bridge intrigues people

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. Who would’ve thought that an old iron bridge would have generated so much interest. (Check out the likes, comments and shares ). But its popularity just reflects that many people have seen it, driven … Continue reading

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This mystery York, Pa., intersection was built for post World War II traffic

York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers respond to really engage with aerial photographs. They like to figure what has changed – and what hasn’t. If you’re also a fan, check out YorkTownSquare’s aerial photo category.

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History mystery photo: This angry-looking lion’s head is sure to fend off vandals

This lion’s head appears on the William C. Goodridge House at 123 East Philadelphia Street, York, Pa. That architectural touch no doubt came from a subsequent owner – noted architect Reinhardt Dempwolf.

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Part II: When a York, Pa., Pullman automobile became a seesaw

North George Street’s Pullman apartments that York City is looking to own because of debt are in the news. Did you know their name came from the Pullman company that made this six-wheeled auto about 100 years ago?  Question: Have … Continue reading

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Part III: Scholarly York County history journal feeds your sense of discovery

A York Charrette button is prominently displayed in the center sheet of this three-panel portable mural: ‘Civil Rights Heroes – Barrier Breakers.’ Bret Greiman, instructor at the Art Institute of York, created the mural in 2005 to depict men and … Continue reading

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Baseball is a game of myths, so here’s a poke at a growing York County legend

This aerial view from 2009 shows the Codorus Creek dividing York City’s two major sports venues – Sovereign Bank Stadium, left, and Small Field. As a point of history, a renovated Small Field, where William Penn Senior High School teams … Continue reading

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Check out this list of York County records and record breakers, Part II

Workers construct the frame of York, Pa.’s,Sovereign Bank Stadium’s 38-foot left-field wall in 2007. The wall was designed to be the tallest left-field wall in Major League Baseball, rising higher than the Green Monster at Boston’s Fenway Park by a … Continue reading

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Could York County’s old Chestnut Street prison be used for fundraising tours?

This image comes from the front of the Eastern State Penitentiary brochure. The long-closed Philadelphia prison was America’s first penitentiary, constructed to inspire penitence in those detained. It’s now a museum raising the question about whether York County, Pa.’s old … Continue reading

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