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250 years ago, Paxton Boys massacred remnant of once-mighty Susquehannocks

This drawing, from a 1720 Herman Moll map, shows a Susquehannock village in York County, Pa. A remnant of the Susquehannocks, York County dominant American Indian tribe, were victims of a massacre in 1763. The 250th anniversary of the massacre of the Conestoga Indians by the a group that history calls the Paxton Boys will be held in Lancaster Dec. 13-14.

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William C. Goodridge: ‘One of the coolest guys you’d ever want to learn about’ – York County treasures, Part III

The William C. Goodridge Freedom House and Underground Railroad Museum, one of several historic sites relating to minorities in women in York County, is undergoing renovations

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War and Peace: military memorabilia, antique sleds for sale in Hopewell Township – Linked in to history, Dec. 4, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Dick Boyd’s collection of sleds, a new Martin-Parry website and the last call for York County family stories about the Civil War.

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Fitz family no longer ‘standing’ at Eastern Market, Springwood Road – Linked in to York County history, Oct. 27, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com cover Tropical Storm/Hurrican Sandy, Stewartstown Railroad and the Susquehannocks.

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400 years ago, John Smith explored Chesapeake Bay – 1/31 iconic images

John Smith was an artist as well as an explorer. He drew this Susquehannock Indian after his visit to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. Background posts: John Smith gave Susquehannocks their name, American Indians’ carvings almost forgotten … Continue reading

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