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When a York, Pa., Santa smelled like Noxema and witch hazel

This photo is framed and hangs in the homes of York County, Pa., sisters Joan Bitzer and Carolyn Fink Mosser. It is part of a story that crosses several icons from York County’s past – the Christmas shopping season, Santa’s arrival in York via airplane and his climb up the ladder to Bon-Ton.

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Fifty years ago, York, Pa., group headed to Freedom Day in Washington, D.C.

Voni B Grimes brought by this photograph showing Freedom Day bus captains from York, Pa., going to the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs in August 1963. The bus captains going to what became that famous day 50 years ago, from left: Raymond Ritter, Ivan Reeves, Grimes, Roger Tyler and Richard Boyer.

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Gettysburg 150th – Can you locate this unsung Civil War monument in York County, Pa.? Linked in with neat history stuff, May 15, 2012

*A photograph captures the Civil War statue at Salem Square in the western part of York City. It honors the York Rifles, a local unit that responded early in both the Civil War and American Revolution.

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Steam into History Inc.’s locomotive is steaming into York County’s story

Construction of a locomotive that will give the steam for Steam into History’s excursion service will be finished in time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in mid-2013.

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1 more quick fact about East Market Street’s Welcome to York sign: Linked in to history, Nov. 25, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Market Street Welcome to York signs, Stewartstown Railroad open houses, Hearts and Minds’ Bookstore 30th anniversary and a visit with departing Congressman Todd Platts.

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Thaddeus Stevens’ first Pennsylvania stop came at the York County Academy: Linked in to history, Nov. 18, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the rediscovery of Thaddeus Stevens, news about the Stewartstown Railroad and a video about the Articles of Confederation.

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Fitz family no longer ‘standing’ at Eastern Market, Springwood Road – Linked in to York County history, Oct. 27, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com cover Tropical Storm/Hurrican Sandy, Stewartstown Railroad and the Susquehannocks.

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New York Wire factory whistle commentary delivered to readers via Google+

New York Wire’s factory whistle concert may be endangered again, with the reported closing of the company’s East Market Street factory. Musing about this on a recent Google+ post.

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Battle of Wrightsville – Rare photograph of the battlefield, Part 2: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 26, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com provides insight about the Battle of Wrightsville, the sentencing of former state Revenue Secretary Steve Stetler and efforts to preserve the Stewartstown Railroad.

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After the old Elm Beach swimming hole came Meadowbrook: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 22, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Civil War Road Show, a new statue of Abraham Lincoln and Stewartstown Railroad preservation efforts.

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