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How Springettsbury’s Old East York became Old East York

Advent Lutheran Church, decorated for the Christmas 1952 season, stands in this York County, Pa., Heritage Trust photo on the western edge of the East York Historic District, but for years it has been central to neighborhood residents as a church home and nearby gathering place. It was dedicated as the Chapel of the Advent during Advent season, 1924. When the cornerstone for this building was laid in November 1940, the East York development was about two-thirds built out.

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44 milestones and facts from Todd Platt’s past

President Barack Obama stops to greet Todd Platts at a State of Union Address. Scott Fisher wrote about Platts’ customary aisle seat at the annual address. Also of interest: ‘Drew media attention for his practice of staking out an aisle … Continue reading

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1 more quick fact about East Market Street’s Welcome to York sign: Linked in to history, Nov. 25, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Market Street Welcome to York signs, Stewartstown Railroad open houses, Hearts and Minds’ Bookstore 30th anniversary and a visit with departing Congressman Todd Platts.

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In York County, we are tough and rough on our landmarks: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 27, 2012

The Gazette and Daily’s July 1968 calendar entry explains this scene: ‘This interior view showing the elaborate framing of the old Detter’s Mill bridge over the Big Conewago near Harmony Grove won first place in a Keystone Roofing Company contest … Continue reading

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Neiman Craley, only Democrat congressman in York County in the past 52 years, gained another neat seat

‘Rep. Craley Gives First Lady a Lift.’ That’s U.S. Rep. Neiman Craley of York. Craley played host to Lyndon Baines Johnson/Lady Bird Johnson’s visit to Dallastown in 1966. Democrat Neiman Craley was the only congressman with the “D-York County” designation … Continue reading

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Legacy of M.D. Martin, of library fame, living on in West York. Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 3, 2011

That’s about right. The red-brick industrial complex, home of M.D. Martin’s Carriage Works and later Keystone Weaving Mills, provided employment for people who worked with their hands for more than 100 years. Now, the West York complex, also occupied by … Continue reading

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9 fun things history will tie to Todd Platts

This was the moment that launched six terms. Todd and Leslie Platts listen to challenger Al Masland as he concedes the Republican primary race in the year 2000. Platts went on to win the November election over a Democratic opponent. … Continue reading

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10 stories capture the lives and times of U.S. congressmen from York County, Pa.

York County Congressman Todd Platts is retiring from Congress after six terms in office. He says he has backed termed limits after six terms and is only following his own lead. He will serve out his current term. (See portrait … Continue reading

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