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‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works. Because we are.

York, Pa., and York County, Pa., continue in their search for an identity. It appears the ‘Creativity Unleashed’ brand, put into play about 5 years ago, works for recruiting designers but is not concrete or broad enough to help explain a county. And the ‘Factory Tour Capital of the World’ slogan used by tourism folks never was strong and only four of 13 tour sites today are factories. Harley-Davidson, seen here, is one of them. So why not go with what people commonly say about York: It’s near everything. This thinking caused the York Daily Record to suggest ‘The Middle of Everything’ or something like that.

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York countians still doing what we can with what we have

‘A piece of the Mars rover. The guts of a popular DVD rental kiosk. Crayon wrappers. What do all of these things have in common? They’re made in York County, of course.’ So read the intro to a things-we-make story by York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News reporter Lauren Boyer. York countians have long been known for making practical things, products that are useful and not always glamorous. We kind of do we we can with what we have, as the York Plan motto from World War II stated. Pictured here is a Hallmark card made with Glatfelter paper.

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Those were the days in York County, Pa. Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Aug. 31, 2011

Before trucks and supermarkets, meat and produce was delivered door-to-door via wagon. Glen Rock’s Henry Seitz’s wagon is shown here. That’s Henry, center, near the wall. Sherman Seitz is at right and Oscar L. Seitz is left. Every town around … Continue reading

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York County USO sought to ease issues facing World War II boys coming home

This list, found in a York County (Pa.) USO’s newsletter on file at the York County Heritage Trust, provides a tongue-in-cheek account of services provided by hostesses at the Serviceman’s Club and Canteen at the old York County Academy during … Continue reading

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