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York County canneries: After you picked the fruit, here’s where it ended up

This cannery is identified as the New Park Canning House, operated by Louis P. Colgan in the 1920s. York County, Pa., had many such businesses, and some operate today. It was southern York County’s bountiful agricultural products, vast orchards and large canneries that prompted the U.S. to send German prisoners-of-war to that region in World War II. The Stewartstown Historical Society is looking for information on southern York County canning houses for an upcoming program.

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York County, Pa., history mystery: ‘No one can identify this building’

This photograph show the Anderson/Ramsey Auto Company, whereabout unknown. Doug Winemiller of the Stewartstown Historical Society said Anderson and Ramsey operated a Buick dealership in Stewartstown starting in 1921. It is believed that Anderson and Ramsey ran dealerships in Delta and Stewartstown. Here’s the history mystery: ‘No one can identify this building,’ Doug wrote in an email. Does it say: ‘York Penna.’?

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Working at a York County icon: ‘I always wanted to be a Maple Donuts girl, and here I am’

York County, Pa., has long played host to business and other venues that are, well, distinctly York County. In the past, we had Bury’s Burgers, Melvin’s Drive-In, Playland, White Oak Park and the Shady Dell. Today, we have going businesses like Rutter’s and Bricker’s fries and Smittie’s Pretzels and Maple Donuts that span decades. Maple Donuts is, in fact, expanding, looking to expand its Springettsbury Township facility. York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn spent overnight at Maple’s Springettsbury shop the other day and got some neat photos and slice-of-life story. One quote from Maple Donut retail clerk Teresa Mckeown shows how the shop bridges generations: ‘I always wanted to be a Maple Donuts girl, and here I am.’

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Broadway in Hanover: Then & Now. With snow & without

Just in time for tonight’s anticipated blizzard, here’s another in the Evening Sun’s then-and-now scenes of Hanover: Picturing History. This is Broadway in Hanover, 1902 v. today. Those snow piles would point to a pretty big storm at the turn of the last century. As for Picturing History, journalism Christine Loman writes: ‘The question behind this project is simple: What does change look like?’ She and Evening Sun photographer Shane Dunlap have shown us just that.

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How 2 views of Three Mile Island show change in 35 years

This isn’t listed in the favorite photos from 2013 on the Look blog, but it could be. It’s an unusual look at the often-photographed cooling towers on Three Mile Island. The two disabled towers from Unit 2, the scene of the 1979 partial meltdown of the reactor core, are in the foreground in this Jason Plotkin photograph. Steam is emerging from the cooling towers associated with Unit 1.

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Rural York County, Pa.: A lot happened in this one spot

Check out this old postcard photograph of the Mt Pleasant Lutheran Church, courtesy of Stewartstown Historical Society’s Doug Winemiller. That building sat on Route 24 between Winterstown and Stewartstown in Rinely, opposite its successor, St. Paul Lutheran Church. Doug located the church, whose congregation was organized in 1857, in front of the cemetery.

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How history mystery photos help promote, preserve York County, Pa.’s story

This history mystery photo is an example of the two to three that I post each day on the York Daily Record’s Facebook Page. The photos, taken from present and past Yorktownsquare.com posts, invariably attract extensive engagement, meaning comments, likes and shares. I often go in to answer questions as well. The audience is large considering the YDR’s Facebook pages has 22,500+ likes. I engage with readers on there and also on my own Facebook page and on Twitter. And also when you comment on this blog. These interactions are important in helping to promote and preserve York County’s history. We teach each other. I learn a lot from the commenting, probably more than I impart.

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How do you ‘demall’ a mall? Look at York County’s Delco Market Place

This 1990s aerial photo from York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News files shows the Delco Centre, right center, an enclosed mall, before it became Delco Market Place after ‘demalling,’ a post-2000 trend. A YDR story explained that to de-mall a mall, developers turn the shopping center inside out, designing stores so they face outward rather than inside. Plans call for a similar process to take place at the West Manchester Mall, left center. The YDR story noted that such a trend has already started at the early 1980s mall. Walmart is a standalone store.

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York Safe & Lock: How do you move an 800-pound safe?

York Safe & Lock, out of business at least by that name since World War II, draws attention around the world. So when auctioneer and collector Fred Beihl of Stewartstown sends in info about those sturdy vaults, I know people are interested in seeing it. Here is a safe that Fred picked up near York Hospital and transported it to Stewartstown.

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Gettysburg 150th: The observance is gaining interest in York County, Pa. – Linked in with neat history stuff, May 20, 2012

Lona Full and her husband Art, of Stewartstown, dressed for a Civil War-era church service in nearby Cross Roads, Pa., in 2006. “Being the ham that I am, wore it today,” she told the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News at the Cross Roads United Methodist Church, where hymns and preaching in the style of the 1860s greeted parishioners. The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will cause re-enactors, living historians and just people who want to dress in period garb to done their uniforms and dresses. The Stewartstown Historical Society, in thatr southeastern York County borough, plans a program on the Civil War on June 5.

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