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These old York, Pa., ghost steps were made to walk on, but if they could talk … .

The steps rise at Indian Steps Museum, but this is not the staircase that gave this southeastern York County site it name. Those came from steps made from rock that led to the nearby Susquehanna River.

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Let’s just call Hellam Township’s Jim Mack’s a sanctuary for people

The official name is Jim Mack’s Ice Cream/Cones and Clubs, but locally everyone calls it Mack’s or Jim Mack’s. And it’s home to Little Ricki, an 18-year-old female bear, its mascot for the past 16 years. Mack’s is a local institution … Continue reading

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Watch your York, Pa., steps: Interest climbs in old stairs

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. So this is a different type of History Mystery quiz. The specialty this week is steps, usually leading to nowhere. In their day, they led to popular public places. See how you do, by … Continue reading

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Starbucks will observe its 20th anniversary in York County next year. Time really passes fast.

At York Town Square, we like serendipity. When we ran across this aerial photo of the Starbucks roasting plant in Manchester Township, we knew it would perk interest.

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These old York County steps: Where did they lead? Linked in to York County history, Nov. 4, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the old Pennsylvania Garage, the sale of the Fairfield Inn, Susquehanna River ferries and the steps that lead to nowhere.

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Mack’s is short for McDaniel’s, but in York County it means ice cream, Part II

Yorktownsquare.com covers the story of Mack’s ice cream and demolition of the initial Mack’s store in York Township.

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Part II: Former Spry Grammar School students still true to their school – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 13, 2012

James McClure’s Yorktownsquare.com blog covers several topics: the 100th anniversary of Spry Grammar School, Gettysburg tweeting, Ore Valley’s demolished station and the death of a local soldier.

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Former Spry Grammar School students still true to their school

A popular annual event – for 40 plus years –  is the annual strawberry festival each June at Christ Lutheran Church in York Township’s Spry. The event serves as a reminder of Spry’s rural past. The village grew after trolley … Continue reading

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For 15 years, old Kelsey Airstrip atop York Township hilltop flat spot for local pilots

A Pennsylvania National Guard helicopter takes off from a field near the then-York Township, Pa., municipal building and York Area Regional Police Department in 2004. Helicopters flown by the Guard’s Counter Drug Program help police spot marijuana plants. This is … Continue reading

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Where does the York Township village of Spry start? And stop? Depends on who you ask.

The village of Spry in York Township, Pa., is the home of Goodwill Fire Company, which supplied the ladder truck so that Almar the Professional Idiot could demonstrate his escape from a straight jacket. Almar kicked off the Dallastown Halloween … Continue reading

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