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York County quiz: Check out your local history smarts

A fun part of the History Mystery quizzes on York, Pa., Daily Record’s Facebook page is engaging with the readers. In the post above and below, I went into the ‘threads,’ as the lines of comments are called, and supply more information. Meeting the reader is part of the fun of social media.

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How Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Earl Shaffer gripped the ‘Mane of Life’

Linked in/Neat stuff: 1969 riots revisited/The old swimming hole Earl Shaffer, a York native, is credited as the first person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Here he is seen in 1948, at the northern end of the trail, Mount Katahdin … Continue reading

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Big and small cigarmakers packed tiny Windsor – The boroughs of York County series, No. 15

Workers at Windsor borough’s Herbert Smith Cigar Co. are using cigar rolling machines in this 1951 photograph. Not so many years before, the many factories in Windsor and elsewhere in York County, Pa., rolled by hand. Windsor borough, formerly Windsorville, … Continue reading

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Where is York County’s Bittersville, site of dispute over veterans memorial marker?

Yorktownsquare.com covers the debate over the permanent home of a memorial plaque to Bittersville-area veterans.

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York County towns loaded with colorful art treasures: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 28, 2012

York County, Pa., residents enjoy works of art in virtually every town. They are on display in accessible public view. The artwork – stained-glass windows – are mountedin the churches that make Church Street such a common name in the … Continue reading

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