Tag Archives: York County Court House

History Mystery quiz: What was John Wilkes Booth’s connection to York, Pa.?

At a recent Leadership York class that I was part of, the topic came up. Did you know John Wilkes Booth spent time in York, Pa.? Class members were surprised. But when and where?

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Scott Butcher’s new book explains best of American architecture: Linked in to history, Dec. 5, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a new Scott Butcher book, a movement to buy local food, details about York County’s original courthouse and a plea to preserve the old York County Prison on Chestnut Street

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Colonial York countians, statesmen caught lottery fever, too: Linked in to history, Nov. 28, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links to an early American lottery that took place in York, the story of York’s first courthouse, the opening of Carriage Works Apartments, and Johnson Control’s proposed moved to Hopewell Township.

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