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York County’s Brook Leaf Tree House: ‘As kids, we all thought that was SO romantic

Before there was the Haines Shoe House, there was Brook Leaf Love Nest. The Shoe House (see below), now open as a bakery/ice cream shop under new management, followed the Love Nest as a honeymoon spot in York County, Pa. The Love Nest is long gone after a fire, but memories continue.

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Historical marker to serve as 1 of York Water Co.’s 200th birthday candles

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Boyhood home of Dominick Argento/Civil War fundraiser in Md. This is a neat photo from The Evening Sun’s Clare Becker. It looks like a three-eyed stoneheaded figure rising from the street. But as many know, this … Continue reading

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Sledding on Reservoir Hill: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: Hex in Hollywood/Snyder’s tall case clocks York County, Pa.’s, rolling countryside provides hundreds of favorite places to head downhill in the snow. But the longtime epicenter for such activity is Reservoir Hill, so named for the twin … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s own Snow Horizontal Cross Compound Pumping Engine installed in new Bethlehem museum

The big pump has some amazing stats, according to a York, Pa., Daily Record story: Weight, 115 tons; Daily pumping capacity, 8 million gallons a day; years in active use by the York Water Co., 1914-1956; and foundation size in new home, 78 cubic yards of concrete. The new home for this Snow Horizontal Cross Compound Pumping Engine is the National Museum of Industrial History under construction in Bethlehem. York County’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum has a big pump, too, a vertical compressor from York Corporation, now Johnson Controls. And a twin of this pumping engine resides today in the York Water Co.’s pumping station.

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It’s a History Mystery! Photos/stories score well on Facebook, other social media

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News.   Twice a day, seven days a week, I put up History Mystery photos on YDR’s Facebook page. One example is above and others below. I do this for several reasons YDR’s Facebook page … Continue reading

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If you stood in this York Township field today: ‘You’d be under water’

This is how Lake Redman looked before it was Lake Redman. Lureen Brown provided these photos of that snowy York Township countryside as it looked in 1961. This photo looks across the hill as it comes down from Jacobus. Five years later, lake waters flooded this land. The boat landing at Lake Redman is roughly where the big hill meets the ridge, left center. Lureen Brown said if you’d stand in that field today: ‘You’d be under water.’

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Unveiling hidden art around York, Pa. – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 27, 2012

I’ve been covering the arts in York for about five years. I’ve attended many events, gallery openings and concerts. During my time here, I also learned about its history and found some hidden gems. So, when I decided to cover this Downtown Inc-led tour, I doubted I would learn much. I was wrong.

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Who you gonna call to stop tooth decay? Not York Water Co.

Cartoonist Walt Partymiller applauds the decision in Lancaster to fluoridate in October 1960. The artist never was able to give kudos for such a vote by the York Water Co. Background posts: Mile-a-minute weed’s York County origin questioned and Where … Continue reading

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