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Check out your York, Pa., smarts with this history quiz

It was serendipity but the answers to the quiz above and the one immediately below rest in one York, Pa., law firm. In other words, the two attorneys who are answers for those two quizzes are principals with the same law firm. I won’t name the firm because it will give away the answers. But I’ve already given enough clues for you to participate by commenting, liking or sharing. If you’re stumped, click on the goo.gl link. Feel free to engage in the other quizzes in the same way.

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Jonathan Jessop propagated York Imperial Apple. But he made this prize tall case clock, too.

This clock, made by York, Pa., clockmaker/orchardist Jonathan Jessop, made circa 1800 is up for auction at Olde Tyme Auctions in Abbottstown, Adams County, in October. Most of  us have specialized interests today, but 200 years ago people seemingly operated … Continue reading

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Quaker horticulturalist Jonathan Jessop was 19th-century York County Renaissance man

For years, this marker designated the site where Jonathan Jessop developed the York Imperial Apple. With construction of Apple Hill Medical Center around that site, the state Horticultural Association-sponsored marker has been moved inside the medical complex. It sits in … Continue reading

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