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The public is invited to join York County Heritage Trust in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the Golden Plough Tavern and General Gates House. Many free activities for the whole family will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday May 17 at the Trust’s

I just realized that I hadn’t written a letter of support for the Spring Grove Area Historical Preservation Society’s proposal to save the historic Hoke house. The deadline to post or email letters is tomorrow, May 16. Here’s a link to the Save the Hoke House page on Facebook for

It’s soon income tax time again. There was no federal income tax 200 years ago, but that doesn’t mean that you didn’t have to pay taxes to support the United States government. Not having strong taxing ability was one of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. It was unbelievably

This is the fourth in my series exploring the five Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission markers in York’s Continental/Center Square. The marker commemorates the site of the historic Globe Inn on the southwest corner of the square. It reads: Globe Inn Many distinguished persons stayed at old inn located on

Globe Inn (1812-1892)–William Wagner engraving York’s “Old Post Office,” the subject of my recent York Sunday News column was the first permanent home of a downtown York post office. It bounced around before that. The last stop before Beaver and Philadelphia streets was in the northeast corner of the square,