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The Big Conewago, Part II: Creek serves as physical, symbolic divider of York County culture

The Conewago Creek has long drawn campers, lodging in small tents and in organized camps such as the Boy Scouts’ Camp Ganoga. Athletic director Don Roehm, seen here, leads Boy Scouts in exercises in 1921. George Prowell’s ‘History of York County’ … Continue reading

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Penn Street Farmers Market: ‘What do we have to do to keep writing history in this place?’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Artist William Falkler passes away/Codorus Street reunites Jimmy Ilyes’ family has operated at Penn Street & Farmers Market for decades. He’s doing his best to boost the half-filled market house on York, Pa.’s west end. A York … Continue reading

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In 1937, York County had 25 covered bridges. Now, it has one, kind of

Workers are rehabbing the covered bridge connecting Cumberland and York counties on Messiah College’s campus. The covered bridge was built in 1867. It was moved from Bowmansdale to the college in 1972 and runs parallel to a wooden pedestrian bridge … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens on northern York County: ‘The gloom of evening gave … air of mystery’

Tubers take a leisurely ride recently near the covered bridge spanning the Yellow Breeches on Messiah College’s campus. The beauty of the countryside is similar to that witnessed by Charles Dickens in his visit to northern York County in 1842. … Continue reading

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Photographer tramps to far reaches of York County

Dale and Gloria Oxley bought York County’s most southwest corner property in 1972. Their land included land in York, Adams and Carroll. This nearby monument (below) marks the Mason-Dixon Line, with ‘P’ facing north toward Pennsylvania. Also of interest: Mason-Dixon … Continue reading

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