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Lake Lehman property as a York County park? ‘I want the Lake Club back’

The Lake Club in North Codorus Township, once popular home to sunbathers in southwestern York County, Pa., and beyond for years might become part of York County’s Park System.

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‘Old Dorm,’ Gettysburg’s Schmucker Hall, at sunrise

Noel Kline arose early to get this photograph of Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Schmucker Hall at sunrise in May 2013. A month later, the scene was less tranquil as re-enacters were camping around that area as part of Gettysburg 150 observances. ‘Old Dorm,’ as it was called, was dedicated as a museum as part of that event. Today, the museum, which served as a hospital in the Battle of Gettysburg, offers 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibits. The winter, with relatively few tourists, provides an easy opportunity to see Gettysburg sites.

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Big snows in York County: These 8 photographs show their impact

Glen Rock, Pa., is nestled, well, within its Glen in this peaceful scene after one of the snows earlier this week. Which brings us other scenes from blizzards and heavy snows from York County’s past, courtesy of the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ archives. These photos, which go progressively back in time, remind us that big, bad snowfalls, however aggravating and damaging, come and go. And come again. And go again.

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Light pierces a dark and stormy night in Glen Rock

On one cold, rainy and dark night, this illuminated building welcomed people passing through Glen Rock, Pa. That is the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library offering a welcome bright site and warm refuge against the elements. Not to get overly metaphysical here, but the light goes beyond what a warm room will do for the body. The brightness also goes to knowledge and understanding, all the good stuff that a library brings to the minds of community members. So Glen Rock’s library offered a warmth to body and mind on this recent night – and has done so for years.

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How did Springettsbury Township’s ‘Glades’ get its name?

The turnover in ownership at the Glades Auction House prompted a ydr.com visit to this Springettsbury Township, Pa., landmark. But that news raises a question about how that area got its unusual name. The short answer is that it came from an area without trees lining the road to Vinegar Ferry.

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Looking to know York County better? Search out its veterans memorials

This veterans memorial sits in front of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, VFW 5265 at 199 W. 1st Avenue. Dozens of such veterans memorials are posted around York County. Check out this slideshow of photographs showing about 75 of these attractive markers.

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Looking for a 1700s Spring Grove farmhouse? You’ll just have to move it. Linked in to history, 5/3/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Hoke House in Spring Grove, the old Loyer’s Pharmacy Soda Fountain and an unusual photogaph on Civil War Times’ Facebook page.

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Delta-Peach Bottom slate splitter (say that fast 3 times) coming to Stewartsown

Author and historian Roger Wilson will demo the practice of slate splitting (say that fast three times) at a Stewartstown, Pa., Historical Society demonstration on May 8. Wilson will talk about the Welsh and their slate quarrying in the Delta-Peach Bottom area in the 19th century.

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Can you ID the two girls dwarfed by the piled snow? Linked in to York County history, 3/26/13

Auntie Anne/Central Market’s birthday/Famed Civil War latrine These unidentified girls probably never forgot this moment when the plowed and shoveled snow in York was almost twice their height in place. The location of this photograph, from York City’s 225th anniversary … Continue reading

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Foustown, a company town now a ghost town, losing its landmark smokestack

By coincidence, two tall smokestacks are coming down in York County after standing for years.

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