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‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works. Because we are.

York, Pa., and York County, Pa., continue in their search for an identity. It appears the ‘Creativity Unleashed’ brand, put into play about 5 years ago, works for recruiting designers but is not concrete or broad enough to help explain a county. And the ‘Factory Tour Capital of the World’ slogan used by tourism folks never was strong and only four of 13 tour sites today are factories. Harley-Davidson, seen here, is one of them. So why not go with what people commonly say about York: It’s near everything. This thinking caused the York Daily Record to suggest ‘The Middle of Everything’ or something like that.

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In their day, these old York, Pa., lamp posts were works of art

You see these old utility poles bearing new street lamps around town. You squint and realize that in their day, they were special. They still bear an element of their original craftsmanship, although this one outside Central Market on North … Continue reading

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Civil War chaplain S. Morgan Smith: This Moravian pastor went to war

Before S. Morgan Smith was an industrialist – perhaps the leading industrialist in York County, Pa.’s, history – he was a pastor. And early in his call as a minister, he served as a military chaplain. He was mustered out of the military 150 years ago, and his biographers have set up a presentation to tell about how this minister came to serve in the military.

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Finding significant Dempwolf design features in venerable York, Pa., church

Linked in/Neat stuff: Climbing Gettysburg’s Longstreet Tower/Murals of York quiz Charles H. Glatfelter writes in ‘York County Lutherans’ that St. John’s Church went up in 1875. Architectural specialist Terry Downs, who is looking at some of this building’s many significant … Continue reading

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Royal Square projects taking a kingly spot in York, Pa., headlines

The stories just keep peeling off the press – and appearing online – about Royal Square Development’s projects around the city. The most recent proposal calls for beautification in Royal Square’s original district in and around Duke and King streets. … Continue reading

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275th birthday observance of York’s founding isn’t a sexy number but may be effective, Part III

The major York County, Pa., 250 parade heads to the York Expo Center in 1999. The year-long observance of the county’s big birthday culminated in this parade, which started in Continental Square and ended on the track at the old fairgrounds

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A study of contrasts in Bair Station: Defense industry sits in peace with prime agriculture

Bair-based BAE, seen from the air in this file photograph, has been in York County, Pa., since 1948 and at this West Manchester site after 1960. It’s location forms an interesting contrast – this maker of war machines nestled in this peaceful, largely agricultural part of York County. It’s heavy industry sitting among prime agriculture.

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Is this willow tree standing today on Powder Mill Road? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 30, 2012

This stately willow tree was featured in The Gazette and Daily’s calendar in 1969. The caption for the May entry stated: ‘If April comes and the willows turn from yellow to green, can spring be far away? This sylvan setting … Continue reading

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