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History Mystery in York, Pa.: Can you place this scene, maybe from Conewago Creek?

This photograph appeared on the very interesting Hanover-area Facebook Page: If you grew up in Hanover, Pa you remember… . Someone called it to my attention, and my mind immediately placed the scene on the Conewago Creek near Manchester. Here was my initial response to the query for help: ‘I think this is mislabeled. This is probably Cold Springs Park on the Conewago Creek near Manchester. The Conewago is about that width there and across from Cold Springs Park was Elm Beach, a popular swimming spot. I provided a few links to support this: ‘Notice use of Conewago Summit here – and that area is known as Conewago Heights. Also, notice how similar the creek and sports activities look here with the trolley and swimmers and boaters. I hope I’m right, and invite comments on this below.

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Endangered pier aided York trolley runs to Elm Beach: ‘It must have been their Ocean City’

Linked in/Neat stuff: ‘Murder in the Stacks’/Regional covered bridge burns For years, this old pier has just been there, right in the middle of the Conewago Creek outside Manchester. It supported a trolley bridge for decades but then the service … Continue reading

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5 more history mysteries to test your York smarts

Last week, I posted five history mystery quizzes originally posed to YDR Facebook readers. This week, the first two – the one above and immediately below – were posted to my Facebook page. I put past posts on YDR Facebook and the daily posts on my page. Many also go on my Twitter stream. I hope you enjoy and engage by clicking on comments, likes and share. And remember, click on the “goog.le” link, if stumped.

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Recall that old brownstone trolley car bridge near Green Valley Pool in Shiloh?

Pools are open everywhere around York County. Such as in this 1965 Cliff Satterthwaite pencil-on-paper drawing of the Boys Club Pool in York City. He noted this was ‘plein air,’ as are many of his paintings. He was seen around York in the 1960 and 1970s painting ‘in the open air.’

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Big and small cigarmakers packed tiny Windsor – The boroughs of York County series, No. 15

Workers at Windsor borough’s Herbert Smith Cigar Co. are using cigar rolling machines in this 1951 photograph. Not so many years before, the many factories in Windsor and elsewhere in York County, Pa., rolled by hand. Windsor borough, formerly Windsorville, … Continue reading

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Last trolley car clanged along York County’s street 75 years ago. No. 163 rolls today in museum

Trolley No. 163 is seen running along York, Pa.’s, streets. That car still runs, through the Central Pennsylvania countryside at Rockhill Furnace in Huntingdon County.

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York County’s love affair with its cars continues, Part 5

Driving through York County’s Strinestown, off Interstate 83, it’s hard to take in the whole picture of how many vehicles are in and around the Pennsylvania Auto Dealers Exchange’s domain. This file photo from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News shows the size of the vehicle auction, a fixture – and an expanding one at that – in that part of Conewago Township for years. One can safely say that P.A.D.E. occupies York County’s biggest parking lot.

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Where did the trolley in West Manchester’s Trolley Road come from?: Linked in to history, 4/27/13

Yorktownsquare.com blog covers York County’s trolley system, ghosts signs, York County native plants, and security concerns in Gettysburg.

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Part 6: Conewago Creek crossing near Manchester, Pa., hot spot for years

The old Elm Beach swimming hole on the Conewago near Manchester was quiet on a recent sunny Sunday afternoon. Not so, 80 years ago.

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An unusual use for famed Springettsbury Township’s Schultz house: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff, July 29, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Codorus Street reunion, roadside monuments, York’s trolley system and an unusual use for the Schultz house.

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