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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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Hanover car promised to get 40-50 miles a gallon in the 1920s: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 13, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers conservation work at Harley-Davidson’s Springettsbury Township plant, a discovery involving Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train, a story about pop artist Jeff Koons and a memorial suggestion for the late George Leader

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Babe Ruth signed what became ‘that dirty baseball’: Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 4/17/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers native York countian and author Maxine Swann, the whereabouts of a famed portrait of Marquis de Lafayette and the possible location of a York County ballpark where Babe Ruth played.

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Improved Order of Heptasophs of Stewartstown: Everything you ever wanted to know about this fraternal group

Ever hear of the Improved Order of Heptasophs? A chapter met in Stewartstown in southeastern York County

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York Safe & Lock: If you have a locked safe, how do you get it open?

Auctioneer and appraiser answers two questions about York Safe & Lock safes: How do I open a locked safe and how do I find the combination to a safe.

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York County’s Hex murders story: ‘Echoes and Re-echoes with intensity and interest’

Hex murder expert J. Ross McGinnis will present a program about the landmark trial that followed the arrests of the three assailants of a suspected witch.

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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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