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Ice fishing in York County, Pa.: ‘You just sit with your back to the wind …’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Richard Petty at Lincoln Speedway/Cliff at Bear’s Cafeteria Someone in the York, Pa., Daily Record office said the only way it would have been colder for ice fishing is if the anglers had been sitting on a … Continue reading

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Pesky rapids in the Susquehanna? York Haven canal smoothed that rough patch in 1797

Stephen H. Smith, in his YorksPast blog, is making wonderful contributions to our understanding of York County, Pa. In this graphic, he addresses a topic I’ve always pondered: Where actually was the canal at York Haven. Here he shows us – and in this Yorkspast post, he explains many things about the man-made waterway. The canal by-passed rapids in the Susquehanna River and fed commerce in York Haven and the lower Susquehanna starting in the late 1700s. Stephen gives this excellent summary: ‘The canal was about one mile long, hugging the York County bank of the Susquehanna River from the top of the Conewago Falls, downriver to two locks at the lower end, near present day York Haven; all required so that river traffic could negotiate the 19-foot drop of the Conewago Falls.’

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History Mystery quiz: Did Abraham Lincoln detrain at York County’s Hanover Junction?

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. President Abraham Lincoln arrived in York County, Pa.’s, Hanover Junction 151 years ago today, on his way to an overnight stay in Gettysburg where he would deliver what became known as the Gettysburg Address. … Continue reading

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Susquehanna River greatly shaped York Haven: The boroughs of York County series, No. 16

Joyce Moul of York Haven Borough submitted this photo to YDR.com’s Your Photos with the notation: ‘Sun rising in York Haven Borough, December 2010.’ One would think that York Haven, a river town on York County’s east border, would see … Continue reading

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Part 6: Conewago Creek crossing near Manchester, Pa., hot spot for years

The old Elm Beach swimming hole on the Conewago near Manchester was quiet on a recent sunny Sunday afternoon. Not so, 80 years ago.

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Monica Goodling proves that all roads lead to York

Monica Goodling, a graduate of Northeastern High School, is at the center of an international story. Background posts: Monica and ‘The Bachelor’ , Clinton, Obama at Messiah College: Still stopping short of stepping on county soil, About Monica Goodling: ‘She’ll … Continue reading

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When did Wrightsville ferry service end?

This Mural of York traces farm products on their way to market. It’s located near York’s Central Market on North Beaver Street. Since the 1700s, the county has been a major grain producer. Today’s quiz, extracted from the “Along the … Continue reading

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