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In search of understanding about growing and milling hemp in York County’s past

Les Stark, a marijuana activist in Pennsylvania, believes this photograph shows an old hemp mill. Mark Walters of The Evening Sun in Hanover is seeking more information on this mill, originally published in this YorkTownSquare spread about the Colonial Valley Mill in Menges Mills. The sellers of the Heidelberg Township mill, now under new ownership, believed this was part of the Colonial Valley operation

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Seven Gates of Hell and Toad Road: Film scares the fun out of York County’s most popular urban legend

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News columnist Mike Argento has written several times about the urban legend which places the Seven Gates of Hell on Toad Road in Hellam Township. The recent release of the film ‘Toad Road’ gave him another opportunity.

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Seven Gates of Hell and Toad Road, Part III: A history mystery of mythical proportions

The movie ‘Toad Road’ just recently made it back into the news because it’s now available on DVD. That news might not have shaken the world, but York countians noticed after that bit of news was posted on YDR’s Facebook page. (See below). That’s news in York County, Pa., because the Toad Road film draws from a mythical place in a rural area of eastern York County associated with the Seven Gates of Hell, an urban legend oversized for even that species of tall tales.

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Seven Gates of Hell, Part II: A history mystery of mythical proportions

This map, from Wikipedia, shows a highlighted Hellam Township. The township, one of York County’s oldest is the purported home to the mythical Seven Gates of Hell. The township’s website even carries an explanation for his place that has fascinated … Continue reading

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Seven Gates of Hell: A history mystery of mythical proportions

Hellam Township’s website tells the story of one of York County’s most persistent myths – the presence of the Seven Gates of Hell. Also of interest: What do you think about those ghost stories linked to historic sites in York … Continue reading

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