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Obscure York plaque points to young, unsung hero of World War I

Reminders about our history is everywhere around York, Pa. Here’s one. This plate is affixed to the door in the former home of the Visiting Nurse Association in the 200 block of York’s East Market St. Those furnishings are long gone, VNA is operating elsewhere and the building is usefully deployed by Keystone Auctions. But this York Daily Record photo gives us an opportunity to bring forth word of this unsung hero of Jeannette Zinn. In this story about Jeannette Zinn, I wrote that a room was furnished in the Girls’ Club in York. It appears that the VNA played host to the Girls’ Club because here’s that room.

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This mystery York, Pa., intersection was built for post World War II traffic

York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers respond to really engage with aerial photographs. They like to figure what has changed – and what hasn’t. If you’re also a fan, check out YorkTownSquare’s aerial photo category.

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Keystone Auctions’ York venue, former Visiting Nurse Association building, combines historic location, grand interior – Part 2

When Keystone Auctions LLC acquired the longtime home of the Visiting Nurse Association, the new operator found a cache of pictures in the attic, including this portrait. And what an informative cache it is. It shows nurses at work early … Continue reading

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Keystone Auctions’ venue, former York VNA building, combines historic location and grand interior

If you’re involved in the sales of antiques, why not do business from an antique building? That’s what Keystone Auctions is doing at 218 E. Market St., York. This view of the former Visiting Nurse Association office – and Keystone’s … Continue reading

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6 more history quizzes to test your York smarts

Here’s another test of your York Smarts. But not all quizzes on the YDR’s Facebook page are History Mysteries. Some merely reflect on things that York countians have done – and are doing, such as in the example above. York countians have all kinds of interests and these ‘Days gone by posts’ reflect on that. Below, we return to History Mysteries … .

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