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This Harley mystery motorcycle, off the beaten path, is seen by thousands

Harley-Davidson motorcycles are on display around York County, Pa., where they’re assembled. But few get more looks from the public than this one. Interestingly, many York countians might never have seen this particular cycle. Can you locate it?

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You just don’t see buckaroos in York County, Pa., every day. But you do on Labor Day

The Wild West reaches the York County Northwest? Yes, it’s a rite of Labor Day weekend up there in Wellsville Pa.. The rodeo at Wellsville Frontier Days, operating since 1961, is an organization for people who love horses and equine activities.

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York Safe & Lock: How do you move an 800-pound safe?

York Safe & Lock, out of business at least by that name since World War II, draws attention around the world. So when auctioneer and collector Fred Beihl of Stewartstown sends in info about those sturdy vaults, I know people are interested in seeing it. Here is a safe that Fred picked up near York Hospital and transported it to Stewartstown.

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In search of Potato Town, York County’s agricultural ghost town, Part Last: Linked in to history, 4/25/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Brook Leaf Love Nest Tree House, more about Gettysburg 150, how to crack a safe and more about Potato Town, in North Codorus Township.

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Artful York County workmanship in a big heavy product: Linked in to York County history, 2/27/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Creativity Unleashed, the journalism/history blog ‘Digital Notebook,’ the draining of Meadow Grounds Lake and a new statue of Abe Lincoln in Gettysburg.

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York Safe & Lock: If you have a locked safe, how do you get it open?

Auctioneer and appraiser answers two questions about York Safe & Lock safes: How do I open a locked safe and how do I find the combination to a safe.

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York Safe & Lock: How can I find information on my York-made safe?

York County auctioneer is expert on York Safe & Lock safes, locks and vaults.

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Common question: How do I crack my York Safe & Lock safe?

York, Pa.’s artisan Othmar Carli stands before one of his restoration projects – a 5,000-pound steel safe. The safe is one of many York Safe & Lock-made vaults dotting York County and the world. The old safes continue to attract … Continue reading

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Old plow aids in planting of new Glen Rock museum: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 1, 2012

Here’s the history of the recently opened historical museum in southern York County’s Glen Rock, according to borough historian John Huffnagel: ‘During the Sesquicentennial, Harold Fritz brought a plow made in Glen Rock in the 1880s into Sesquicentennial Headquarters for … Continue reading

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10 more questions to test your York smarts, 2011 edition

This journalist got his start for the The Gazette and Daily (which he’s holding) under 0wner J.W. Gitt when no other daily newspaper would hire him. He went on to international fame, and a foundation today carries his name with … Continue reading

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