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Testing your knowledge about York, Pa., history: Where did York County Academy stand?

Other quizzes below: What’s that umbrella doing in an area church/York’s fatal Lassa fever case History Mystery: When York Little Theatre was five years old, it operated out of the late 1700s York County Academy. That academy building was demolished … Continue reading

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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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York Little Theatre lowered its arts & acting anchor at the old Elmwood Theater in 1953

This York Daily Record’s photo gallery featuring the York Little Theatre, the former Elmwood Theater makes you wonder about that old, but vastly remodeled moviehouse’s past. Its Belmont Street neighborhood is showing wear and tear, but the York Little Theatre … Continue reading

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‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works. Because we are.

York, Pa., and York County, Pa., continue in their search for an identity. It appears the ‘Creativity Unleashed’ brand, put into play about 5 years ago, works for recruiting designers but is not concrete or broad enough to help explain a county. And the ‘Factory Tour Capital of the World’ slogan used by tourism folks never was strong and only four of 13 tour sites today are factories. Harley-Davidson, seen here, is one of them. So why not go with what people commonly say about York: It’s near everything. This thinking caused the York Daily Record to suggest ‘The Middle of Everything’ or something like that.

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When York College’s campus was small, and those reservoirs on the hill were uncovered

When I was gathering content for a couple of recent posts about York College of Pennsylvania, I cam across several interesting pieces of information about this longtime York County institution. Such as this aerial photo of the then-small campus in … Continue reading

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How to show off your York, Pa., smarts around the holiday table

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. So you’re sitting around the table or Christmas tree with loved ones and talk turns to York, Pa. Here is a History Mystery trivia quiz so everyone can show off their York smarts. And … Continue reading

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Starbucks will observe its 20th anniversary in York County next year. Time really passes fast.

At York Town Square, we like serendipity. When we ran across this aerial photo of the Starbucks roasting plant in Manchester Township, we knew it would perk interest.

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Antiques demonstrate York County’s, Central Pa.’s connection with animal world

What is it about animals that captures the attention of everyday folks – and antique collectors? Antiquing is a Central Pennsylvania pastime, so there are a lot of shows around here. And if you go to any show, animal stuff is everywhere. Such was the case at the Greater York (Pa.) Antiques Show at the York Expo Center this past weekend. A carved wood cow’s head with glass eyes was offered up by Country Corner Antiques.

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Thaddeus Stevens’ first Pennsylvania stop came at the York County Academy: Linked in to history, Nov. 18, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the rediscovery of Thaddeus Stevens, news about the Stewartstown Railroad and a video about the Articles of Confederation.

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How a bird saw prime York County farmland in 1970: Linked in with neat history stuff, April 11, 2012

For years, The Gazette and Daily produced annual calendars with interesting photographs from around York County, Pa. This aerial scene from the calendar’s November 1970 entry shows a photograph overlooking the J.C. Johnson farm in Hopewell Township, east of Stewartstown … Continue reading

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