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Two bird’s-eye views of York, Pa.: One familiar, one pretty well hidden

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Who is that History Mystery man?/York, Pa.’s tobacco culture The view from above York, Pa., courtesy of a drone, brings you photographs of the familiar. That’s Santander Stadium at 12 o’clock. But it also brings views that … Continue reading

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When the weather was nice and tobacco was king in York, Pa.

We’ll go back to a summer scene on this snowy day. Here, Norman Rishel is seen in this tobacco patch on his family’s Manchester Township farm. The tobacco was rolled into cigars in Emigsville, the closest village, according to Dianne Bowders, who provided this photo and information plus other photos to YDR.com’s online gallery Your Photos. Most of York County’s tobacco was grown in its eastern part, particularly along the river. So Emigsville would have fallen into that zone. One hundred years ago, cigarmaking from this tobacco and leaves imported from elsewhere formed York County’s largest industry.

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1 York/Adams history mystery solved; 1 to go: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 1, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a mystery school, the best Hex murder trial books and a new book that covers factory tourism.

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Yingling farmhouse restoration near Gettysburg brings forth artifacts

The West Manchester Township and Greater Dover historical groups recently visited the Yingling Farmhouse in Gettysburg. This is one of the items found within the 1860 farmhouse now being restored. Also of interest, another mysterious artifact: Torpedo, bomb loader, made … Continue reading

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Fond memories of the Yorktowne Hotel: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Feb. 7, 2011

Yorktowne Hotel, York, Pa. Jack Geesey from Westerville, Ohio, submitted this to ydr.com’s Your Photos gallery. ‘My father John Geesey was the President and Chairman of the Board of the York County Gas Company,’ he wrote. ‘I have many fond … Continue reading

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Tobacco usage, YorkCounts quality-of-life indicator: Rooted in York County’s past

Starview United Brethren church — now a United Methodist Church — as it looked in 1914. A cigar factory, ubiquitious around turn-of-the 20th century York County, is seen at left. Background posts: York Daily Record columnist Jim Hubley’s last piece: … Continue reading

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