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High design, 1700s style in York County, Pa.: Vaulted cellar ceilings

Some immediately assign a vaulted ceiling, as seen here, to a stop on the Underground Railroad. But this was a common design feature in very old homes around York, Pa., including this 18th-century structure. Can you place this scene? Hint: No, it’s the the Stone Mill in southwestern York County. In fact, this structure never was a mill.

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Let’s just call Hellam Township’s Jim Mack’s a sanctuary for people

The official name is Jim Mack’s Ice Cream/Cones and Clubs, but locally everyone calls it Mack’s or Jim Mack’s. And it’s home to Little Ricki, an 18-year-old female bear, its mascot for the past 16 years. Mack’s is a local institution … Continue reading

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Click on the National Register of Historic Places link and enjoy a tour of York County historic sites

The 1901 book ‘York and York County’ included this photo of the vaulted basement of Cresap’s Fort or Dritt Mansion. The restored Long Level structure perched along the Susquehanna River south of Wrightsville, Pa., today is headquarters for Susquehanna Gateway … Continue reading

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