Tag Archives: York Township

How historic York County farming, railroading is engaging with the service, information age

This image, courtesy of Google Maps, came to light with a York, Pa., Daily Record story about vehicle vandalism at this York County Heritage Rail Trail parking area a few months ago. The Brillhart Station scene caught my eye because it shows a 21st-century re-use of former agricultural and industrial land. That popular York Township parking lot, park and rail trail section show the transition from ag (farming) and industrial use (railroading) to recreation use. It’s a snapshot of how York County’s economy is changing from its historic agricultural and industrial roots to service and information uses.

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How Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Earl Shaffer gripped the ‘Mane of Life’

Linked in/Neat stuff: 1969 riots revisited/The old swimming hole Earl Shaffer, a York native, is credited as the first person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Here he is seen in 1948, at the northern end of the trail, Mount Katahdin … Continue reading

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When the old York Valley Inn stood in Springettsbury Township

This post card view shows the York Valley Inn sitting roughly in the vicinity of where Panera Bread operates today in Springettsbury Township. In the 1960s, the old 18th-century inn got in the way of progress, and a wider road spelled a decision point for its owners. An interesting solution emerged: Dismantle it and move reassemble part of it as an office – at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York Township.

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Mount Rose I-83 intersection: More comes together there than roads

Blink and a longtime landmark will come down around York County, Pa. This is the old Denny’s near Mount Rose Avenue and Haines Road. Few will lament its coming down, particularly when it means the unclogging of the congested Interstate 83 Mount Rose interchange.

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With the weather outside so frightful, this York County scene will warm you up

OK, with the Sunday snowstorm, I’m playing with your head a bit. But I’ve wanted to put up this ‘old swimming hole’ photo since seeing it on Joan Concilio’s Only in York County blog some months ago. It takes you back to a warmer moment. The scene was so inviting I went to the spot the other day.

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York countians will look up some day and TMI’s cooling towers will be down

Steam from TMI Unit 1’s cooling tower is seen in this York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News file photo. That scene has remained unchanged since the partial meltdown of Unit 2’s reactor in 1979. In 40 years, those cooling towers, worldwide symbols of nuclear energy and its downside will be no more. TMI Unit 2 is slated to be dismantled and demolished alongside TMI Unit 1 starting in 2044, according to a YDR story. TMI Unit 1’s operating license extends to 2034. So what are now internationally known symbols will pass into history within the lifetimes of many York countians.

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These old York County steps, Part III: Where did they lead? Linked in to York County history, Nov. 7, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a new book on the Boston Tea Party, the old York City Market, back-in angled parking elsewhere in this region and Raab’s one-room schoolhouse.

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These old York County steps: Where did they lead? Linked in to York County history, Nov. 4, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the old Pennsylvania Garage, the sale of the Fairfield Inn, Susquehanna River ferries and the steps that lead to nowhere.

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Fitz family no longer ‘standing’ at Eastern Market, Springwood Road – Linked in to York County history, Oct. 27, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com cover Tropical Storm/Hurrican Sandy, Stewartstown Railroad and the Susquehannocks.

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Will high-flying Red Robin, like predecessor Wright Bros. Lincoln Mercury, be marketing savvy?

Red Robbin is replacing the marketing savvy Wright Bros. Lincoln Mercury on a prominent site along Interstate 83.

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