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York County, Pa.: Discover these 5 neat places in your own backyard

This is a scene awaiting discovery in York County, Pa. This falls is near the preserved Lock 12 on the long-gone Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal in southeastern York County. Here’s a map of the old lock area. And a photo of the lock.

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John J. Snyder Jr. tall case clock exhibit: ‘A simple design can tell you a lot’

John J. Snyder Jr. collected a hall-of-fame lineup of tall case clocks in his day. The works of John Fisher, Godfrey Lenhart and Jacob Hostetter, all clockmakers with York County connections, are part of that collection. Now, 14 grandfather clocks from the Snyder collection are on display at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market St. a York, Pa., Daily Record story on the exhibit noted that many dealers collect 10 to 20 such clocks. Snyder collected hundreds. The clocks are works of art and loaded with history.

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Lauxmont from the air, in 2 different seasons, from 2 different directions

Development along the Susquehanna River has gained headlines recently. That would be at the Zimmerman Center, the old Dritt House, in Long Level, and plans to renovate the Susquehanna riverfront in Wrightsville. So, it seems appropriate to take a broader view of land near the river, specifically Lower Windsor Township’s Lauxmont Farm. This land was the source of controversy about five years ago. These two aerial photographs capture the beauty of the land – and give a clue about why the preservationist v. developer battle erupted, in the first place.

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