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Agricultural fair, Bricker’s fries, Chicken corn soup: The ABCs of the ‘ABCs of York County’

Yorkblogger Joan Concilio launched the “ABCs of York County” on her “Only in York County” blog to explore the best-known of York County, Pa.’s icons. They’re now aggregated in the York Daily Record/Sunday News and on ydr.com via a zoomable map. Also of interest: Is the Conewago Township, York County, village: Zion View or Zion’s View? and Blog probes York County’s uniqueness, er, weirdness and York County book ‘All in One Room’ ready for readers.

“Everybody knows ‘A’ is for apple.
“But in York County, ‘A’ is also for agricultural fair. Likewise, ‘B’ is for Bricker’s French Fries, and ‘C’ is for chicken-corn soup.
“Whether you are a lifelong county resident like me or relatively new to the area, you’ll want to check out this poster map featuring ‘The ABCs of York County.'”

So wrote Joan Concilio about a York County map, running in the York Sunday News and appearing on ydr.com, showing the winning icons of York County heritage.
Readers helped pick the winner, based on lists developed by Joan and appearing on her blog Only in York County. Joan serves as Weekly Record editor and edits the community news site Your Town.
Readers of this blog, a sister of Joan’s blog, will recognize several of the icons that have made their way into posts here.
For example:

Lincoln Highway: Lincoln Highway Roadside Giant sprouts as tourism lure.
Martin’s and Utz chips: Who makes the best potato chips in York County, Martin’s or Utz? Or someone else?.
Fastnachts: Fastnachts are a York County delicacy. But how are Fasnachts different from donuts?
Zimmy’s pool: The 1950s, ’60s: ‘The greatest time to grow up in York, Pa.’.
Rutter’s: Milkman’s relic humming around York County today.
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