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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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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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Who is the York Barbell man modeled after? And other fun History Mystery quizzes

A lot of people think this iconic weightlifter – the lasting memory many people have of York, Pa. – is York Barbell founder Bob Hoffman. It’s not Hoffman. Weigh in, if you can ID him.

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Old York Color Works building visible, colorful symbol of progress in York, Pa.

The old Keystone Color Works building in York, Pa.’s, Northwest Triangle has gained a higher profile since developers presented a plan to convert it into luxury apartments. Then comes ‘Keystone Crossroads: Rust or Revival?’ showing a photo (see below) of the old factory … Continue reading

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‘FOE’ Civil War exhibit lives to fight another day in York, Pa.

You might call this the largest cardboard recycling project ever in York County. It means Wayne White’s ‘FOE’ exhibit will live to fight another day. York College of Pennsylvania students carried the dismantled cardboard-and-wood exhibit or installation from MarketView Arts on West Philadelphia Street to LSC Design on North George. The exhibit by the noted White showed everyday life for the two days that the Confederate Army occupied York in late-June 1863. The exhibit ended, and its figures will reside in storage at LSC for display at yet undetermined places in York County.

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When York was the hub of powerlifting. And York Barbell still is.

Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s barber pole/York’s Centre Square flag What these York Barbell power lifters are doing here is similar to the Strength Spectacular at the venerable York, Pa., barbell maker in June. ‘I think York is the hub, the … Continue reading

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York County history mystery: Can you ID the location of this annual festival?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Marro’s Lunch/York Barbell’s spectacular I had to look twice to figure out the location of this street festival. Can you ID the York County town that is home to this crowded annual event? The photo appeared as … Continue reading

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So you want to become a journalist or a historian, Part II. Are you a reader?

At one time, books were the main fare offered in libraries. Now, Martin Library in York, Pa., offer a host of services. Here in this 2005 photo, a couple of young York countians use computers, then positioned in the library’s new atrium.

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Famed York Barbell Club still famous: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 9, 2012

More neat stuff below: Conowingo Dam/York Galleria/Farmers markets Bob Hoffman’s Olympic weightlifters who put York Barbell and York County on the body building map? Many have died, so who is the oldest living living Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting? A … Continue reading

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Declaration of Independence signer James Smith to be honored – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 25, 2012

The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence is set for James Smith’s gravesite in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery.

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