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Shrewsbury Trotting and Driving Association’s track spread out on borough’s north side

The York Fairgrounds was not the only such track for harness racing in York County, Pa. This track, north of Shrewsbury, closed about 100 years ago. But in its day, it was a coming-together place for that part of southern … Continue reading

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Manna Pro grain elevator: How its demolition will feed change in York, Pa.

This tall Manna Pro grain elevator has formed part of York, Pa.’s skyline for decades. The city’s Redevelopment Authority is going after state funding to demolish this former agricultural center. One estimate places that job at $500,000. So let’s see what this says about change in York, Pa. A former grain elevator, representing county agriculture, is expendable. The city is looking to use the land for a possible hotel, given its proximity to the York Expo Center, aka the York Fairgrounds. The York County Agricultural Society, sold the land to the Redevelopment Authority. So we have the fair and its board, representative of the agricultural community for 250 years, selling a former agricultural asset to clear way for a hotel. An county agricultural economy, as old as the fair, is giving way to a recreational/tourism economy. The grain elevator and its planned demolition is a symbol of that change. Not that there’s a bad guy in this case. It’s change, and that often is good and needed.

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275th birthday observance of York’s founding isn’t a sexy number but may be effective, Part III

The major York County, Pa., 250 parade heads to the York Expo Center in 1999. The year-long observance of the county’s big birthday culminated in this parade, which started in Continental Square and ended on the track at the old fairgrounds

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‘Icepocalypse’ fits the storm that felled big trees in York County, Pa.

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News columnist Mike Argento used the term ‘Icepocalypse’ in a Tweet about this week’s ice storm: ‘Trees down everywhere. No cars on the roads. Power out everywhere. It’s the Icepocalypse.’ At one point, 70,000 York County residents were without power. Mike’s label kind of fit. So out of all the thousands of photos YDR professionals and residents captured of ‘Icepocalype,’ this Paul Kuehnel photo from Glen Rock tells the clearest image of the storm. If the storm can fell a tree of this size, ‘Icepocalypse’ works as a name for that storm.

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Two photos, two generations of high-tech farm machinery on York County soil

This looks like a complicated farm machine, one among many exhibited at the Keystone Farm Show at the York, Pa., Expo Center earlier this month. The device, pulled behind a tractor, can harvest varied crops planted in varied row widths

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Utz Arena at the York Expo Center: We’ll get used to it – Linked in with neat history stuff, May 16, 2012

Toyota Arena at York (Pa.) Expo Center is becoming the Utz brand one letter at a time as suggested in this photograph, one of a series captured by York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel. Hanover-based snack food maker Utz secured naming rights to this multi-use building at the old York Fairgrounds.

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Neil Young did not play York, but model trains have brought him here

Neil Young, an avid model railroader, has visited York County for the bi-annual shows at the York Expo Center.

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In archaeological digs, stains cause excitement: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 9, 2012

James McClure’s yorktownsquare.com blog explores Musclecar Madness, chainsaw art, a dig in search of a military hospital and an gathering of scholars to talk about the Battle of Antietam.

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Meditate on these names of brave York countians who paid ultimate price in Vietnam War

The proposed Vietnam Veterans Monument, to honor those who died in the Vietnam War, will be located in the left angle of the triangular parcel where the carnival is located in this photograph at the York Expo Center. The rest … Continue reading

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