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York, Pa., history trivia: When did Stauffer make its first animal cracker?

stauffer’sYork County, Pa.’s, D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. has made animal crackers since 1871. There’s the view out there that the company made the first in America, the popular cookie coming originally from Britain. It was a nice moment when Stauffer’s opened its doors to York Daily Record’s journalists on National Animal Cracker Day. Everything, even animal crackers, need their day in the sun.

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Mount Rose I-83 intersection: More comes together there than roads

Blink and a longtime landmark will come down around York County, Pa. This is the old Denny’s near Mount Rose Avenue and Haines Road. Few will lament its coming down, particularly when it means the unclogging of the congested Interstate 83 Mount Rose interchange.

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In this Christmas season of miracles, a miraculous York County story

Christians believe Christmas is the story of a miracle. They believe God sent his son, Jesus, into the world – an infant born in a remote stable, God made flesh. Many Christians believe miracles happen today, and some York countians point to a real- life example – the recent healing of Spring Garden Township’s Paul Miller. These four photographs tell a piece of Paul Miller’s story, really a Christmas story bearing Christmas themes of hope in Jesus, goodwill, community and, yes, the miraculous.

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Shady Dell Knight, guest blogger: ‘Dance hall now exists in cherished memories’

Former York countian Tom Anderson, aka Shady Dell Knight, says this about the owners of York, Pa.’s, old Shady Dell teen hangout: ‘John and Helen (Ettline) were cool.’

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More about York County, Pa.’s love affair with its cars: Linked in with history, 6/22/13

Yorktownsquare.com features the auction of Fred Rosenmiller’s antiques, the reopening of Monaghan Township’s Christ Lutheran Church and a local tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen.

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Dover Township explosion adds to long list of house blasts in York County’s past

This explosion and house fire along Carlisle Road last week captured the attention of the York community. The Dover Township, Pa., structure went up with no loss of life. It was next to a vet’s office – remembered by many as the former home of Waltermyer’s flooring – but no one and no pets were injured there either. This is not the first time a house exploded around York County.

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Did you know Farquhar Estates is a section of Violet Hill? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 22, 2012

This 1937 aerial photograph, courtesy of Stephen H. Smith’s YorksPast blog, shows A.B. Farquhar’s Edgecombe estate in 1937. It was a part of three posts on the Spring Garden Township hamlet of Violet Hill. Now that’s a thorough look at this place where hundreds of motorists pass through each day.

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Landmark Yorktowne Paper smokestack defies odds as a standing factory stack

Yorktowne Paperboard may soon reopen. The longtime business, which closed about a year ago, is easily located because of its smokestack bearing the company’s name visible along Interstate 83.

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Locating Johnson Controls’ Grantley plant is easy, but can you find its facility just east of York?

Locating Johnson Controls’ Grantley plant is easy, but can you find its faciilty just east of York?

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When you read about the Shady Dell, you learn about late-20th century York County

The Soul Clinic, a York band that scored a regional hit in the 1960s, is the topic of Shady Dell Music & Memories blog series under way. Tom Anderson, aka, the Shady Del Knight gained an interview with members of … Continue reading

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