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What life was like in downtown York, Pa., in World War II

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Jim Getty, Lincoln re-enactor, passes away/Think Loud’s signal tower What was life like in downtown York, Pa., in World War II? This photo of York, by way of the Stewartstown Historical Society, shows George and Philadelphia … Continue reading

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York’s Quaker Meetinghouse: Unusual view of this 1766 building’s green backyard

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Wrightsville’s history on display/Stage coach ticket from 1838 Many people aren’t familiar with the back side of the Friends Meetinghouse in York. But here it is – a green oasis in the city – courtesy of … Continue reading

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York’s and Harrisburg’s nightlife stories intersect and run parallel

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital city, is busy at night. This is a scene that intersects and parallels with York, Pa.’s downtown story. About a decade ago, York was betting on nightclubs to spawn rebirth to replace loss of retail and other renaissance initiatives. That had worked in Harrisburg, and York’s leaders hoped for similar results. Well, nightclubs didn’t work in York, and actually, the nightclub phase has moved through Harrisburg, too, as this FlipSidePa.com story indicates. Now it’s a place for eateries and music. ‘It has become more attractive now for date night — young professionals going out for an evening for drinks and entertainment. We’re seeing more emphasis on the dining experiences and the variety of experiences that you can have along Second Street still fun, still great nightlife but not every other door is a nightclub,’ a visitors bureau official told FlipSide. You’re seeing some of that in York, too. It’s interesting to track changes in a downtown, and it might make sense to keep an eye on Harrisburg’s transition. York might follow the same path.

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J. Horace Rudy’s art found in places outside borders of his adopted York County, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Valuable Fraktur/Street Rod invasion, 2015 style   Derek Dilks is a history-minded developer. His most recent project is renovation of the Pullman apartments in York, Pa., former home of the city’s noted, early 20th-century noted automaker. … Continue reading

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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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