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York County’s Brook Leaf Tree House: ‘As kids, we all thought that was SO romantic

Before there was the Haines Shoe House, there was Brook Leaf Love Nest. The Shoe House (see below), now open as a bakery/ice cream shop under new management, followed the Love Nest as a honeymoon spot in York County, Pa. The Love Nest is long gone after a fire, but memories continue.

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Spanish flu of 1918 no three-day fever. Try 365-day worldwide plague

This Associated Press photo shows Illinois Army National Guardmen receiving medical supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile in preparation for the swine flu. York County, Pa., officials are dusting off swine flu plans of their own. To learn about local … Continue reading

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Lessons from York County, world history: Pandemic flu preparations crucial

This mural at the Windsor Township Commerce Bank branch shows the scene as troops go off to the Great War – World War I – at the Red Lion Ma & Pa Railroad station in 1917. About 200 of the … Continue reading

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World War I bond drive: Spanish ‘Flu bug, no more than Hun, was not going to tarnish York’s perfect patriotic record’

The Fourth Liberty Loan drive during World War I was under way in York County and so was the Spanish flu, as this newspaper ad states. Background posts: Single shell killed two York countians in World War I and Well-known … Continue reading

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York’s Spanish flu epidemic of 1918: ‘It remains one of the darkest periods for White Rose residents’

York Hospital treated its Spanish flu patients at the York Fairgrounds in the fall of 1918. The fair was canceled that year. Background posts: Well-known doctor, York, Pa.’s Edmund Meisenhelder, beat back flu and West Side Sanitarium, later West Side … Continue reading

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