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Change in York, Pa.: Compelling photo tells the story of an old neighborhood coming down

Linked in/Neat stuff: Jacob Devers & Ike Eisenhower/Reuse for Met Ed’s old steam plant We hear from former Yorkers living elsewhere that photos of change in real time – like this one by the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel … 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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York County doesn’t like change? Wyndridge Farm reuse challenges that

Wyndridge Farm near Dallastown has found two new uses for a 77-acre farm and 120-year-old barn. Wyndridge Crafty hard cider is made there, and the place is being developed into a special events venue. That means weddings and such. ‘The plan is to make Wyndridge Farm into what (owner) Steve Groff calls “a craft beverage destination and special events venue” that will draw visitors from throughout the mid-Atlantic,’ a YDR.com story states.

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Old York County Prison holds prison art, other artifacts of historical value

This drawing of Jimi Hendrix remained on the wall of the old York County, Pa., Prison on Chestnut Street several years ago.

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Where does York County’s Biesecker Road get its name?

As mills go – and York County, Pa. had a lot of them – Biesecker’s Mill was large – and no doubt enlarged over the years. York countian Dianne Bowders, who submitted this photograph to ydr.com’s Your Photos, wrote that it was built about 1843. A earlier mill sat on that footprint, powered by the Little Conewago Creek. to replace an earlier mill at this site. The building can be seen from scenic Route 234, between York and East Berlin. Dianne Bowders wrote that the Biesecker family owned and operated the mill from 1920 until 1994. Many York countian who might not be familiar with the mill know its namesake road – Biesecker Road.

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What would York County be without its wonderful old farmhouses and barns?

Strickler family members and York County, Pa., preservationists are concerned about the future of this old farmhouse near the York County Prison in Springettsbury Township. York County Commissioners say the house will remain standing.

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Bottle-shaped cars – and the Wienermobile – have rolled on York County-area roads: Linked in to history, 2/12/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the day when bottle-shaped cars rolled around York, a visit by the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and a Civil War 150 event sponsored by Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.

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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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Abandoned York County prison offers compelling photographs: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 14, 2012

Preservingyork.com’s recent tour of York County’s old Chestnut Street brought forth some compelling photographs.

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People to talk most at this old-fashioned town hall meeting: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 12, 2012

James McClure’s yorktownsquare.com post includes stories about Haar’s Drive-in, coyotes in York County and the archaeological dig at Penn Park.

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