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John J. Snyder Jr. tall case clock exhibit: ‘A simple design can tell you a lot’

John J. Snyder Jr. collected a hall-of-fame lineup of tall case clocks in his day. The works of John Fisher, Godfrey Lenhart and Jacob Hostetter, all clockmakers with York County connections, are part of that collection. Now, 14 grandfather clocks from the Snyder collection are on display at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market St. a York, Pa., Daily Record story on the exhibit noted that many dealers collect 10 to 20 such clocks. Snyder collected hundreds. The clocks are works of art and loaded with history.

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5 images reveal appealing slices of life in York County’s past

This photo contains a mystery: Where was this scene of participants in the York County Teachers Institute taken in 1910? Teachers from the far ends of the county met in York, Pa., for this training – city teachers in one session and county teachers in another. But they came together for this photographer, submitted by southeastern York County’s Roger Wilson.

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Check out these old York County, Pa., photos of interest on Pinterest

Do you know what this building is? (Hint: The flat spot beside and apparent power lines beside it give some leads.) See answer below. This photo is an  image that Buffy Andrews of the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News posted … Continue reading

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Ever wonder why this building is there? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Sept. 20, 2011

Recognize this building front? If so, what was the building used for? Hint: It’s along North George Street, north of York City. (See answer below.) Also of interest:   All posts of York County landmarks from the start and  and  Does … Continue reading

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Trolleys helped make York’s Avenues sought-after locale

Trolley tracks entered and exited York’s Continental Square in the heyday of York County’s far-flung street railways in the first third of the 20th century. The tracks led to York’s northwest area – the Avenues, long one of the city’s … Continue reading

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