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These big mysterious, metal, mechanical machines went out of style in York County, Pa., a decade ago

This might seem like an easy History Mystery quiz, but it’s been about 10 years since these big metal boxes were taken out of service in York County, Pa. Time passes fast. They were sold in 2006 after their electronic replacements successfully operated earlier that year. So a partial generation of folks never had the opportunity to use these mechanical machines. OK, what are these?

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Three photographs surely show York, Pa., at its best, Part II

‘Cool view of #yorkfair from West York-Dallastown game. 7-7 in 2nd Q.’ That was the YDR’s Brad Jennings’ description of this scene on Twitter. It’s, indeed, a wonderful scene, captured by Brad from the top of the press box in … Continue reading

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Was life in York County simpler 60 years ago? Linked in to history, June 15, 2013

The West York High School baseball team won its second straight state championship this week. Which brings to mind a photograph Gary ‘Pappy’ Heiland sent in recently. He dated it 1953 or 1954, and that’s, from left, Robert Haller, Joseph Newhouse, Gary, and Jack Daniel standing in front of Bob’s 1949 Olds 88 convertible. In the background, that’s the west of of the old West York High School.

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Bet you can’t resist these York Fair photographs: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Sept. 10, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Foust distillery bottles, DNA research by genealogists and an update on the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum.

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The dogs got out: New book profiles West York championship football season

A new book will soon run off the press highlighting the West York football’s district championship season in 2008. Background posts: Is West York’s Brandon Real the best local running back ever? and Red Lion’s Scott Fitzkee ranks as York/Adams … Continue reading

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Is West York’s Brandon Real the best local running back ever?

West York’s Brandon Real looks for running room against Littlestown this season.The senior holds several YAIAA rushing records. Background posts: York County Tech sports: ‘If they took something like that away it really would destroy the school’ and ‘When people … Continue reading

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