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‘Gateway to York Garden’ to command city’s busiest entrance

People call this green area that greets motorists heading into York City from the south many things. But grassy knoll seems to be a common name. Whatever its name, this WellSpan-owned property will be landscaped to the tune of $35,000 to become a major “Welcome to York” sign. This is York, Pa.’s, busiest entrance – the way taken by York Expo Center goers, York College students and thousands of others each day. The Rotary Club of York is erecting this big sign – “Gateway to York Garden” – as part of its 100th birthday in 2016.

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5 history mysteries to test your York, Pa., smarts

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. York countians really like to talk about their towns. So when you put a YDR Facebook post up like the one above showing a borough or landmark, people respond. In this case, readers pointed … Continue reading

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About the Northwest Triangle and skinnydipping in the Codorus: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 15, 2012

  This low-altitude aerial photograph, from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News’ Chris Dunn, gives a clear view of the Northwest Triangle development area. The two bridges are near one of the points of the triangle. That area of the … Continue reading

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John Wilkes Booth bobbleheads should be hunted down and disposed of: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 11, 2012

This bobblehead doll of John Wilkes Booth is seen near an Abraham Lincoln doll at the visitors center at the Gettysburg National Military Park. The Hanover Evening Sun found visitors to the visitors center believe the bobblehead of Booth, complete … Continue reading

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Historic photos + Pinterest = Interesting – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 1, 2011

How can one photograph go across the world? Dianne Bowders posted this old photo, titled ‘Riding the Bull,’ on ydr.com’s Your Photos reader-submitted photo area. Hundreds of people saw it there.The YDR’s Buffy Andrews pinned this wonderful photo to a … Continue reading

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Remember this: New Salem is the borough. York New Salem, the post office

Marlin Barshinger posted this photo, owned by J.B. Fishel’s Bakery, on the reader submitted Your Photos section of ydr.com. The collectible points to the fascination many York countians hold to the hobby of finding old bottles. Former privies – outhouses … Continue reading

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York New Salem church searching for mystery artist of two colorful paintings

In rural York County, Pa. This image has long greeted congregants at St. Jacob’s United Church of Christ in York New Salem. Those working on a church anniversary of searching for the painter of this work and sister piece (see … Continue reading

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