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5 history mysteries to test your York, Pa., smarts

York countians really like to talk about their towns. So when you put a YDR Facebook post up like the one above showing a borough or landmark, people respond. In this case, readers pointed out that the original YorkTownSquare post didn’t immediately give the answer, so I went in and re-worked the story.  Also of interest: There’s oil in those New Salem Hills.


Here are four more history mysteries that intrigued readers on YDR’s Facebook page. If you’re stumped, you’ll find the answer by clicking on the “goo.gl” link. Also feel free to click on the comment, share and like links to engage.

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The above photos came from Facebook “embeds.” This is a Twitter embed from another J. McClure who has a knack for history up at the Patriot-News.