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Susquehanna River’s Veterans Memorial Bridge good example of an architectural showpiece

You could say they don’t make bridges like they used to. Spans like the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, built in 1930 and christened the Veterans Memorial Bridge, are architectural showpieces. Their replacement spans often are, well, just boring. Consider this photo of the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River, for example. The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Chris Dunn gathered in this scene, and look at the engagement: 350 plus likes. It’s now atop the YDR’s Facebook page. How often do you see the Wright’s Ferry Bridge, constructed 40 years later, in photos? OK, it’s just a one-bridge sample, but quality-of-life advocates would say that infrastructure should add to experience, not detract from it.

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Ice fishing in York County, Pa.: ‘You just sit with your back to the wind …’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Richard Petty at Lincoln Speedway/Cliff at Bear’s Cafeteria Someone in the York, Pa., Daily Record office said the only way it would have been colder for ice fishing is if the anglers had been sitting on a … Continue reading

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Wrightsville in full glow: Surely this is York County at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: Remember the Hunley?/Mayersville is now known as … . ‘Ominous glow from @JWrestaurant in #wrightsville,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Anthony Machcinski tweeted last week. And it’s a beautiful ominous glow. Surely, this is York County, Pa., … Continue reading

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York History Mystery community builder told young women: ‘Don’t be a cookie cutter’

Here’s another quiz resulting from YorkTownSquare’s initiative this year to remember community builders from York, Pa.’s past. Check out the comments about this mystery woman and you’ll find quite a tribute. My comment: ‘It seems the great people – … even from the generation that just passed – escape our individual and collective memories so quickly.’ But people do remember this builder. Karen Hostetter commented about our mystery guest, giving York photographer Bill Schintz credit for ‘capturing such a stunning portrait… .’ She wrote: ‘She will always be one of my favorite people and mentors. She used to tell us as young members of Women in Communications (now AWIC), “Don’t be a cookie cutter.” as she stood there in purple sunglasses and colorful striped skirt and top. (The mystery achiever) showed us how to be true to ourselves and not just in our attire.’

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5 things to like about the Reading Public Museum

You don’t realize the impact of the Susquehanna River on Rob Evans and his art until you see the 40-piece-plus exhibit at the Reading Public Museum. I started to count, became involved in the art and lost count. But it’s … Continue reading

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Remains of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal await exploration in York County, Pa.

Lock 12: Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, in southeastern York County The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal connected Wrightsville and Havre de Grace in Maryland. It actually connected a large swath of Pennsylvania with ports in Maryland. Vestiges of the canal can be … Continue reading

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Where is the Susquehanna River’s Holtwood Dam? Part 2

On a rainy day before Thanksgiving in which snow is in the forecast, this sunny photograph might brightened the day for some readers. Don McClure captured this scene at sunrise several years ago. This wonderful area is remote enough that many York countians have never visited it. So where is Holtwood Dam on the long and broad Susquehanna River? The short answer: Travel the Norman Wood Bridge between York and Lancaster counties and look upriver.

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Smart phones tell visual stories about York County’s deep history

York, Pa., Daily Record journalists, equipped with smart phones, deftly help cover the York County history front on their daily travels. The scenes above and below capture two moments from the scene of the events. The marker above describes the short-lived York Furnace Bridge that crossed the Susquehanna River in the 1850s.

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Along the Susquehanna River: ‘We have the equivalent of a national park’

Here’s a spot that hasn’t yet been here on YorkTownSquare.com , and we specialize in finding favorite – and obscure – spots around here, Pinnacle Overlook on the Lancaster side of the Susquehanna. Lancaster County Conservancy has received the 80-acre scenic vista near Holtwood Dam from PPL Electric. A York Daily Record/Sunday New story on such developments along the Susquehanna brought forth this interesting viewpoint from Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area.

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Zimmerman Center on the Susquehanna: They came by land and river to see the improvements

‘By land and by boat, visitors stopped at the center Saturday to see the improvements.’ So read a subhead on a York, Pa., Daily Record story about a day in which visitors could see improvements to the already vastly improved John and Kathryn Center for Heritage. Mark Platts, president of Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area, said the revamped Lower Windsor Township site links water to land.

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