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That was Tropical Storm Agnes: ‘My mother-in-law … they took her out of the second story window by boat’

This History Mystery quiz captured the interest of York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers. It reached more than 50,000 and attracted, 268 likes, 134 comments and 226 shares. One commenter remembered:  ‘My mother-in-law lived on the corner and they took her … Continue reading

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Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers as a post-war celebrity: ‘I was very excited and proud to get his autograph’

Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers was not only a ranking general in the European Theater in World War II. After the war, this York County, Pa., native and four-star general became a celebrity around his home county. York countian Carole (Gosnell) Canonico, for one, collected his autograph, as seen here on her 1963 York High ‘Tattler’ cover page.

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Same shoe size, but Haines Shoe House is re-laced for the public to visit

You can see from the likes, shares and comments on this York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook post that the Haines Shoe House, under new ownership and selling baked goods and more, has caught the interest of the public. (Feel free to join in). Mahlon ‘Shoe Wizard’ Haines built the roadside wonder in 1948 to serve, among other things, as a honeymoon place. It has become a symbol of York County, one of those places that people like to drive to and marvel. Now, there’s more of a chance to drop in. The new owners have expanded the attraction’s hours, plan tours and, as important as anything, will serve York County-made Beck’s Ice Cream.

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U.A. Whitaker’s AMP plant in Glen Rock, Pa.: ‘The landscape reminded him of the rural Midwest’

Picturing History examines this obscure building in Glen Rock, Pa. Actually, it’s has an interesting past as an early home to AMP in Pennsylvania. AMP moved work to Glen Rock in 1941, according to Jeffrey L. Rodengen’s ‘The Legenda of AMP’. He wrote, ‘… (Owner U.A.) Whitaker contracted with Paul Shepperd owner of a factory in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, just south of York. White was familiar with the town from his American Machine and Foundry days, when AMF had its Glen Mixer Division there, and he liked the area. The landscape reminded him of the rural Midwest, where he was raised, and the local workers seemed to adhere to a traditional work ethic.’ The photo at left shows Glen Rock’s AMP plant in the 1940s or 1950s. At right, Baumiller Automatic Screw & Precision Machined Parts operates today on the site of the former AMP plant.

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A big week for York County, Pa., sports: Ron Wolf, Bruce Arians and John Kuhn score national honors

New Freedom, Pa.’s Ron Wolf is seen with new Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman in 2000. Wolf has gained a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame, the second person with York County roots to do so. York High’s Chris Doleman was voted in last year.

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A moment to honor two York, Pa., heroes: ‘There’s that Voni and Lorrayne Grimes’

Voni B. and Lorrayne Grimes were honored at a recent event at their York, Pa., church, Small A.M.E. Zion Church. ‘Let God tell you what he’s going to do in your life,’ Voni Grimes told the large gathering. ‘But most importantly, don’t speak with your mouth. Speak with your heart.’

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York Safe expert to tell about storage of valuables and the value of a ‘real safe’

Fred Beihl is known to YorkTownSquare.com readers because of his expertise about York safes made by Forry Laucks’ York Safe & Lock for decades before World War II. He’ll be talking about those safes plus others in a presentation to the Stewartstown-Shrewsbury Coin Club from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mason Dixon Public Library in Stewartstown. His presentation will include ‘the storage of valuables and the benefits of real safes vs. department store gun safes.’ He supplied this photo of a 2,000-pound Boston Safe, which must be the first photo on this blog of a safe that wasn’t a York-made safe. So Fred Beihl, also a coin dealer and auctioneer, knows safes of all stock – not just those sturdy vaults made by York Safe & Lock!

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Picturing history, then & now: Soon-to-be-reopened Hannah Penn Middle School

Picturing History offers this before-and-after, then-and-now look at Hannah Penn Middle School. Some quick facts: This York, Pa., school, soon to be reopened with New Hope Academy Charter School shutting down, was not the first to bear the Hannah Penn name. The west end schoolgrounds also represent the site where Poorhouse Run goes underground as it crosses under the city to the Codorus Creek. Its grounds also were on or near the site of the old York Fairgrounds, site of a Union training camp early in the Civil War. But all this brings on the question: Who was Hannah Penn?

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New word here: spionnetje, Part 2. And they were once all around York, Pa.

So we put out a call on this blog at in the York Daily Record for the present of busybody mirrors, aka ‘spionnetje.’ And a Facebooker gave us a lead to this one, just west of Union Lutheran Church on West Market Street. That’s the only one to be brought forth so far. Any other such mirrors out there?

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What’s on the horizon from this view atop a York, Pa., ladder truck?

This elevated scene shows York County, Pa., firefighters working to douse a three-alarm fire. From this vantage point, several building appear in the horizon. So here’s the question: What are we seeing in the background?

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