Tag Archives: Thaddeus Stevens

Working at a York County icon: ‘I always wanted to be a Maple Donuts girl, and here I am’

York County, Pa., has long played host to business and other venues that are, well, distinctly York County. In the past, we had Bury’s Burgers, Melvin’s Drive-In, Playland, White Oak Park and the Shady Dell. Today, we have going businesses like Rutter’s and Bricker’s fries and Smittie’s Pretzels and Maple Donuts that span decades. Maple Donuts is, in fact, expanding, looking to expand its Springettsbury Township facility. York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn spent overnight at Maple’s Springettsbury shop the other day and got some neat photos and slice-of-life story. One quote from Maple Donut retail clerk Teresa Mckeown shows how the shop bridges generations: ‘I always wanted to be a Maple Donuts girl, and here I am.’

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Just a hearty, unadorned York County, Pa., scene

York County, Pa.’s, Connie Sprenkle submitted this memorable photograph to Your Photos on Ydr.com, with the notation: ‘I found this when going through old photos. Even when she couldn’t walk very well, my Grandmother, Brittie Collins, had her son, Bill Collins, take her outside to pick flowers. “Determination.” To which, Louise Schintz-Nelson commented on YDR’s Facebook page: ‘Wonderful ! I hope someone will do this for me when I can’t get around… .’ This is just a hearty, unadorned York County scene.

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Gettysburg 150: Jubal Early’s burning of Thaddeus Stevens’ ironworks felt in York, Pa.

Confederate Gen. Jubal Early targeted Caledonia Furnace, abolitionist Congressman Thaddeus Stevens’ business is Franklin County, Pa. This is what remains of that furnace, a stack erected in 1837. Early burned the ironworks en route to York County and the Susquehanna River bridge.

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Far from Red Lion, Pa., this Red Lion Inn stands in Stockbridge, Mass.

Stockbridge, Mass., like York County, Pa., is home to an inn or tavern named Red Lion

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Thaddeus Stevens’ first Pennsylvania stop came at the York County Academy: Linked in to history, Nov. 18, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the rediscovery of Thaddeus Stevens, news about the Stewartstown Railroad and a video about the Articles of Confederation.

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Lincoln links: Check out these 6 leads to York/Adams stories about Abraham Lincoln

On the eve of the movie ‘Lincoln,’ yorktownsquare.com explores numerous Lincoln links to York County.

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Much history has happened on Accomac site: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 18, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car design, reenacting the burning of Chambersburg and a new book on the Accomac site.

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Can anyone ID the young woman in the picture? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 23, 2012

Topics below: Emig Mansion for sale/Phillie pool closes/Thaddeus Stevens’ York ties Tom Waters of Lively, Va., purchased this photograph on eBay recently. He’s looking to solve a history mystery. Who is this young woman? Can anyone help him? (Click to … Continue reading

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Central Market should be used for all kinds of things: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 19, 2012

York Mayor Kim Bracey addresses a large audience in giving her State of the City Address last week. She spoke at Central Market, its food court turned into an auditorium. This isn’t the first time the late 1800s market was … Continue reading

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