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Top York Town Square blog posts: Check out this best-hit list in September 2015

Stories and photos about the Lafayette Club, for years the bastion of York’s elite, are always popular with readers. It’s their opportunity to see inside this mansion, a men’s-only place for much of its long history that ended in 2012. … Continue reading

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This big York, Pa., building stood on the south bank of the Codorus for decades

 This ‪York, Pa., site hosted buildings from the early 1800s until sometime in the first half of the 20th century. Alexander D. Goode School stands on the footprint of this county building complex today. What was this building, standing on the … Continue reading

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Great Depression in York, Pa.: ‘There was considerable personal suffering’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: 113-year-old York countian/Dover ID trial’s 10th anniversary This image highlights the cover of the 2015 ‘Journal of York County Heritage,’ a journal of research about topics from York County’s past. This year’s journal topics: David E. … Continue reading

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This strangely shaped York, Pa., building went up in the 1920s. Today, it’s a landmark

History Mystery:This ‪York County, Pa.,‎ structure is going up in the 1920s, and stands today as one of the county’s most recognizable buildings. Can you ID what’s being built here? Here’s the answer. Check out these 4 additional History Mystery … Continue reading

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York Fair 250, past and present, in photographs and stories

This photo serves as a reminder that manned airships were around before and during the Wright Brothers made their maiden voyage in 1903. The difference is that the inventors at Kitty Hawk, N.C., made it in a powered and controlled … 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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Sonny & Cher’s visit to York, Pa., and hospitalized leukemia patient: ‘They were genuinely concerned’

This week’s lead History Mystery photo: This celebrity duo was in ‪York, Pa., in 1972. That visit included a side trip to Memorial Hospital to visit a local girl with leukemia.’They were genuinely concerned,’ the girl’s mother said of Sonny … Continue reading

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York Fair 250: Civil War’s Worth Infantry band one of many entertainers to play at the fair

The Worth Infantry , a York County, Pa., unit captained by John Hay, was an early responder after the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter in 1861. Scott Mingus writes in his Cannonball blog that the unit was formed before the … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s ‘Welcome/Do Not Enter’ eastern gateway: ‘Talk about mixed messages’

The question has come up before. How can a welcoming city tell westbound motorists on the old Lincoln Highway to ‘Do Not Enter.’ And it’s a good question. And it was raised by someone, York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich, who is a leader in an organization, York Rotary, who is doing something about York’s greetings to motorists. Rotary’s ‘Welcome to York’ monument greets motorists moving into York from the south.

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This snowy Hanover square photo will bring cool relief in these hot days

Linked in/Neat stuff: Hex Hollow movie/Locate this little red schoolhouse? This view of the aftermath of a blizzard in Hanover’s Center Square in 1890 will give some cool relief in these hot days of summer. The town, then observing 75 … Continue reading

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