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York Barbell spawned celebrity weightlifters: Can you ID this iconic lifter?

Look, mom, one hand. This is one of ‪‎York Barbell‬’s iconic weightlifters in one of the iconic photos of those days when York was know as Muscletown U.S.A.

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York Airport’s runway: A rare view of its other end

Anyone who has driven on Route 30, the old Lincoln Highway, west of York is familiar with the York Airport. Planes come in right over the roof of your car. But what’s at the other end of the runway? That … Continue reading

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One small plot of Springettsbury Township ground, so many memories. And yes, that’s an airport you’re seeing

This York County, Pa. land bears several landmarks popular at the time of this 1950 photograph from a York Chamber of Commerce publication. Take your pick among these Springettsbury Township places. What’s can you ID here? Do any of these … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., residents love Pennsylvania Dutch food. We like to talk about it, too.

York countians like to comment on buildings, that’s proven by their engagement on Facebook. But we like to eat, and we like to share, like and comment about those delicacies that are distinctively Pennsylvania Dutch and York County, Pa.

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York, Pa., History Mystery: Can you ID Hollywood actress Elaine Ryan’s career change?

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. More focus today on YorkTownSquare on people who make York County, Pa., proud. When thinking about this History Mystery person, Elaine Ryan, you could say: What a career change! Also of interest: Check out … Continue reading

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Remember the Mirrored Ball at York’s Bon-Ton? Know what became of it?

Check out these old photos from the 1940s through 1960s of downtown York, Pa., at Christmastime, and look for the Remember series story at http://www.ydr.com/remember.

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History mystery quiz: Test your York, Pa., smarts IQ

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. You never know what turns commenting on a Facebook post will take. When we posted on YDR Facebook a query about Ned Spangler, some playfully thought they saw a resemblance to the man who, … Continue reading

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Cameron Mitchell applause growing in York County: ‘Honestly, it seems like more could be done’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Old Hanover Theatre unchanged/Old York Prison pictured Grass-roots efforts to recognize York County native son Cameron Mitchell are gaining momentum in southern York County, where the acclaimed Hollywood actor grew up. A movie night, above, is planned … Continue reading

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Bright York County beacon atop a high tower directed pilots in air, defined community on ground

This landmark beacon atop a high tower was a welcome sight for pilots and helped define the close-knit Conewago Township community of Zion View below. Norma Bear Gates has written that the tower consisted of a main light and two smaller lights. The tower, she wrote, came down in 1970.

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Fighting in cramped World War II aircraft like those at York Airport? ‘I just couldn’t imagine.’

The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour landed at Thomasville’s York Airport this week, stayed ‘a while’ and then flew away leaving some visitors marveling. Fighting in the tight quarters of those World War II planes? ‘I just couldn’t imagine,’ York Township’s Don Bradley said. Here, he walks through a Consolidated B-24J Liberator.

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