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Just a few more thoughts on ‘the Brogue’

Remember last summer, when I was talking about why locals say “the Brogue” instead of Brogue?

Well, commenter Rita was very helpful then, telling me about The Brogue Hotel, possibly the reason for the “the” in the name. I was all excited, thinking I could go see it, but she wrote back with some slightly disappointing news.

Rita said: “The Brogue Hotel, as such, is no more. It was originally the white house that sits catty-cornered from the Brogue Store on Route 74. About 25 years ago, friends of ours lived in the house (hotel) and the hotel’s bar was still in the bottom floor. I understand it was sold out of there several years ago. The house is now a private residence.”

But, she had a fun idea, too. She continued: “If you do get down to the Brogue, turn left onto Lucky Road and follow the signs to Westwind Farm – you may get lucky and see the buffalo that are in your blog’s picture.” She means this guy:

Anyway, Rita continues, “When my kids’ friends would visit, we would sometimes drive them past the buffalo farm to see the animals. My son made fun of me for doing that, but I found out later that that was one of the first places he took his future wife when he showed her our area of York County. I guess Mom’s idea of fun wasn’t so lame after all!”

What a cool story, and what a fun idea for a day trip. I can tell you where I’m going now that it’s getting a little warmer… down to the Brogue! (Read more over at York Town Square.)

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