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And now … from The Dell, formerly of York, Pa.: Sixth annual ‘State of the Shady’ report

Tom Anderson of Shady Dell Music and Memories blog provided this photo from Gettysburg resident Phil Spangler of the house that later became teen hangout Shady Dell in Spring Garden Township. The hillside has change over the years, and the vastly remodeled Dell, closed for more than 20 years, is privately owned. But memories remain as found on Anderson’s blog.

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Shady Dell Knight, guest blogger: ‘Dance hall now exists in cherished memories’

Former York countian Tom Anderson, aka Shady Dell Knight, says this about the owners of York, Pa.’s, old Shady Dell teen hangout: ‘John and Helen (Ettline) were cool.’

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Did you know Farquhar Estates is a section of Violet Hill? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 22, 2012

This 1937 aerial photograph, courtesy of Stephen H. Smith’s YorksPast blog, shows A.B. Farquhar’s Edgecombe estate in 1937. It was a part of three posts on the Spring Garden Township hamlet of Violet Hill. Now that’s a thorough look at this place where hundreds of motorists pass through each day.

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When you read about the Shady Dell, you learn about late-20th century York County

The Soul Clinic, a York band that scored a regional hit in the 1960s, is the topic of Shady Dell Music & Memories blog series under way. Tom Anderson, aka, the Shady Del Knight gained an interview with members of … Continue reading

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The renovated Shady Dell, former south side York teen hangout, still The Dell

The Shady Dell’s snack bar area – in fact, all of the Shady Dell – has been renovated. The former south side York, Pa., teen hangout is now up for sale for those seeking a piece of York County’s past. … Continue reading

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The 1950s, 1960s: The greatest time to grow up in York, Pa.

Owner Tom Deroche is seen in the cafe of the Shady Dell in 2008. The South York hangout served generations of York County (Pa.) youth. One e-mailer characterized the Dell this way: ‘And I saved the best for last because … Continue reading

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