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Gen. Jacob L. Devers’ famous hero’s ride came in R. W. Bowman’s Cadillac

Gen. Jacob L. Devers receives a hero’s welcome back after leading two Allied armies in Europe in World War II. A York resident believes the Cadillac he is riding in was owned by his grandfather. This photo is part of … Continue reading

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History Mystery quiz, Part II: What was John Wilkes Booth’s connection to York, Pa.?

 Linked in/Neat stuff: Moment in Dallastown/Disappearing phone books   A YorkTownSquare.com story about John Wilkes Booth’s connection to York, Pa. drew many comments and likes on Facebook. It also brought forth this photograph of his birth place, Tudor Hall, from Harford … Continue reading

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Titanic ties to York County, Pa., now stands at five

The York Gazette’s front page tells the sad story of the luxury liner Titanic’s sinking 100 years ago today. Hanover exhibit links to Titanic sinking anniversary and Warehime-Myers Mansion birthday For months, years, I’ve put forth three York County ties … Continue reading

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When the Codorus Creek made like a river: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 12, 2012

This was the scene at York’s West Market Street bridge in 1933 when ‘The Codorus made like a river.’ So says a Gazette and Daily calendar from 1970. The caption noted that this was the last and most famous of … Continue reading

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Hanover exhibit links to Titanic sinking anniversary and Warehime-Myers Mansion birthday

Karin J. Bohleke is director of Shippensburg University’s Fashion Archives and Museum. She transferred her skills 50 miles west, where she curated an exhibit for the Hanover Area Historical Society. The exhibit, ‘Titanic Fashions: High Style in the 1910s,’ is … Continue reading

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York’s Lafayette Club: ‘It’s not your father’s club … It’s historic. But it’s not prehistoric’

This mural in the Lafayette Club shows York, Pa., soon after the Marquis de Lafayette visited the town in 1825. Lafayette returned to York about 50 years after his first visit, when he publicly supported George Washington during trying military … Continue reading

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