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First Post, the former Road House restaurant now renovated in Springetts, welcomes first diners

Linked in/Neat stuff: Ron Wolf in NFL Hall/Friends help Elks Theatre Remember the Road House Restaurant in Springettsbury Township? It’s now the First Post, and it just opened. And the major renovation of this old place (seen here while work … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 152: Commemorating the battle on land – and sea

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Fissel’s one-room school open house/Eagle Cam shutting down Gettysburg is landlocked, but The Evening Sun in Hanover found a neat way to tie this historic town and its battle to the sea: Several years ago, the … Continue reading

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5 more history mysteries to test your York smarts

Last week, I posted five history mystery quizzes originally posed to YDR Facebook readers. This week, the first two – the one above and immediately below – were posted to my Facebook page. I put past posts on YDR Facebook and the daily posts on my page. Many also go on my Twitter stream. I hope you enjoy and engage by clicking on comments, likes and share. And remember, click on the “goog.le” link, if stumped.

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Fissel’s School: How students learned a lot in one room

This photo is part of the York Daily Record’s coverage of the open house at Fissel’s School in southern York County, Pa., last weekend.

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Three decades of change on York’s East Mason Avenue

Linked in/Neat stuff: Haar’s Drive-in opens for season/The Bond (Building) This view of East Mason Avenue gives a moment to observe change since artist Cliff Satterthwaite captured this scene 30 or more years ago. The then-York County Courthouse, at right, … Continue reading

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1896-vintage Fissel’s one-room school helps illustrate past and present

Fissel’s School is one of York County’s most prominent one-room school houses. It’s been restored, and it’s modest size is contrasted against nearby modern schools. The Glen Rock, Pa., Historic Preservation Society wrote about the school: ‘Today, Fissel’s School stands as a monument to our system of education. It’s location offers an excellent contrast to the past and present, for it stands just a short distance away from Susquehannock High School, Southern Middle and Southern Elementary School.’

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Was life in York County simpler 60 years ago? Linked in to history, June 15, 2013

The West York High School baseball team won its second straight state championship this week. Which brings to mind a photograph Gary ‘Pappy’ Heiland sent in recently. He dated it 1953 or 1954, and that’s, from left, Robert Haller, Joseph Newhouse, Gary, and Jack Daniel standing in front of Bob’s 1949 Olds 88 convertible. In the background, that’s the west of of the old West York High School.

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York countian honored for rescuing Eric Volz in Nicaragua

This AP photo shows Eric Volz, right, riding in an ambulance after being released from prison in Managua in December. A Nicaraguan court overturned Volz’s 30-year sentence and freed him. Volz had been sentenced for his role in the death … Continue reading

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