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Picturing history, then & now: Soon-to-be-reopened Hannah Penn Middle School

Picturing History offers this before-and-after, then-and-now look at Hannah Penn Middle School. Some quick facts: This York, Pa., school, soon to be reopened with New Hope Academy Charter School shutting down, was not the first to bear the Hannah Penn name. The west end schoolgrounds also represent the site where Poorhouse Run goes underground as it crosses under the city to the Codorus Creek. Its grounds also were on or near the site of the old York Fairgrounds, site of a Union training camp early in the Civil War. But all this brings on the question: Who was Hannah Penn?

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York, Pa., history trivia: When did Stauffer make its first animal cracker?

stauffer’sYork County, Pa.’s, D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. has made animal crackers since 1871. There’s the view out there that the company made the first in America, the popular cookie coming originally from Britain. It was a nice moment when Stauffer’s opened its doors to York Daily Record’s journalists on National Animal Cracker Day. Everything, even animal crackers, need their day in the sun.

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