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Where does this York County history mystery wood carving sit?

Here’s a mystery photo to locate. It’s a carving of a wolf, and it sits on public display in a York County, Pa., town. Can you place it? (See answer below). Hint: Think about the animal in the carving.

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Where was this York-area bird’s-eye view taken? Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 4/16/13

Check out this photograph taken from the terrace on the steeple of Messiah United Methodist Church, North York. This photo shows a car show sponsored by the church several years ago.

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Vic Wertz, York, Pa.’s, famous Major Leaguer, to be honored in Reading: Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 4/1/13

Vic Wertz was born in York, Pa., and spent his first 11 years here. He still has family here. And his name lives on, most famously as the Cleveland Indian who hit the massive long out that Willie Mays pulled down in the 1954 World Series. But his most spectacularly achievement was that he returned to a productive Major League Baseball career after contracting polio. His name is back in the news because of efforts to name a field after him at a Berks County youth sports facility.

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Reader links Manchester hardware store with former baseball slugger Vic Wertz

The name of Shues Self Service Hardware Store in York County’s Manchester borough lives on via this matchbook available on eBay. Also of interest: Reader looking for info on Manchester’s long-closed Rentzel’s Farm Implements and Trolley ran both ways between … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s, Vic Wertz made baseball history – but there’s a catch

The New York Giants’ Willie Mays makes what has become known as “The Catch” of York County native and Cleveland Indians Vic Wertz’s long fly ball in the 1954 World Series. Mays amazing play overshadowed Wertz’s stellar performance in that … Continue reading

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Polio survivor and York, Pa.’s own Vic Wertz: ‘The man who hit the ball Mays caught’

The York Daily Record tells about native son and major league slugger Vic Wertz’s life and career upon his death in 1983. Here, Wertz holds a photo sequence of his most-noted mark in baseball history. He smashed the 450-foot fly … Continue reading

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York Town Square reader: ‘I thought Vic Wertz had some connection to York?’

| New York Giants center fielder Willie Mays hauls a 450-foot fly ball in the Polo Grounds’ cavernous center field off the bat of Cleveland’s – and York, Pa.’s – Vic Wertz during the first game of the 1954 World … Continue reading

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