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The fan club of noted artist J. Horace Rudy keeps growing in York County, Pa.

Interest in the life, times and work of York artist J. Horace Rudy is growing around York, Pa. His work appears in iconic buildings, churches and homes around here and beyond, and the growing Rudy fan club is evidence that … Continue reading

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Old and new in York, Pa.: Captured in one photograph

Linked in/Neat stuff below: Slate experts coming to York County/The Avenues revisited ‘Some York architecture happiness,’ York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel wrote in a Tweet. Indeed. It also shows the old and the new in York, Pa. … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s grand Lady Linden: The city house built by farm harvesting machinery

Yes, the Lady Linden. And a grand lady she is. Queen of The Avenues, a neighborhood that grew along the trolley line that ran from York, Pa.’s Continental Square to Dover. As this Picturing History slider shows, at left is the Lady Linden, an 1887 Queen Anne house on Linden Avenue in York, circa 1890. And at right, the Lady Linden, now a bed and breakfast, is seen in a late 2014. The Lady Linden’s website gives this brief history: ‘Lady Linden was built in 1887 for industrialist Samuel Nevin Hench. He and his business partner, Walker A. Dromgold, came to York from Perry County in 1878 to manufacture farm harvesting implements for steam tractors and horse drawn. Many of these items were of their own design and patent and were shipped to international destinations. They built their houses side by side with the same design footprint here on Linden Avenue and raised their families here. Both these gentlemen were very active in the community and family members remained here until 1920.”

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Gettysburg 100: Re-enactors were around then, too – Linked in to history, 6/4/13

The Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun, a tireless chronicler of Civil War history with great proximity to the Gettysburg battlefield, has embarked on a series of historical Hanover photographs.

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The Avenues in York: ‘We are proud of the sense of community’ – Linked in to York County history, Oct. 6, 2012

More stuff below: Adams barn dance/Farmers markets/Factory whistle The Avenues, in Northwest York, is the birthplace of Memorial Hospital, Out Door Country Club and numerous notable York countians. Avenues Neighborhood Association is proud of its past and wants to show … Continue reading

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Gen. George Pickett takes stand at Gettysburg: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Nov. 23, 2011

Noel Kline of Spring Garden Township submitted this photo to the Daily Record/Sunday News online News events gallery. The York County, Pa., photographer writes: ‘Actor/playwright Stephen Lang was the keynote speaker at the 148th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Saturday … Continue reading

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Art and history and a celebration of the Avenues at a York, Pa. funeral home

Henry Boulding Jr. became owner of his father’s mortuary business, seen in this photograph in 2002, on West Boundary Avenue in York, Pa., in 1995. His father started in the mortuary business in York, holding two funeral services in W. … Continue reading

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Trolleys helped make York’s Avenues sought-after locale

Trolley tracks entered and exited York’s Continental Square in the heyday of York County’s far-flung street railways in the first third of the 20th century. The tracks led to York’s northwest area – the Avenues, long one of the city’s … Continue reading

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