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More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Bob Hoffman YMCA in Dover Township Who was it named after? Bob Hoffman founded York Barbell in 1932 and became known in many circles as the “father of world weightlifting,” thanks to his books and courses on exercise and

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Norman Wood bridge, crossing the Susquehanna River from Lower Chanceford Township to Martic Township, Lancaster County Who was it named after? Norman Wood was a Republican state representative from Lancaster County from 1922 until his retirement in 1964. Interesting

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Robert V. Iosue Student Union at York College of Pennsylvania Who was it named after? Robert Iosue, who retired as the college’s president in 1991. Interesting fact: After his retirement, Iosue went on to be CEO of York Graphic

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Today’s entry is special because it was submitted by a reader, Peter Teague. Thank you, Peter, both for your submission and your work in the community! Place: Jessica and Friends Community, office headquarters at 218 Dew Drop Road, York Township

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Springettsbury Township Who was it named after? William Penn’s favorite grandson, Springett Penn. Interesting fact: William Penn first married Gulielma Marie Springett. When she died at 50, he then married Hannah Callowhill, daughter of a wealthy merchant. Source: Dianne

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York in Spring Garden Township Who was it named after? Longtime community banker Bob Pullo and his family. Interesting fact: Pullo was the former CEO of York Federal. Source: York Town