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The long-abandoned Bowling Green Speedway’s oval is visible today from the air in this Google Map. This bird’s-eye view shows the rural nature of the old track. Noise from the racing cars and fans broke the peace of this rural area on race nights. Fans of the speedway and Glen Rock-area history will learn about that old dirt track at a Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society meeting this week.

The movie ‘Toad Road’ just recently made it back into the news because it’s now available on DVD. That news might not have shaken the world, but York countians noticed after that bit of news was posted on YDR’s Facebook page. (See below). That’s news in York County, Pa., because the Toad Road film draws from a mythical place in a rural area of eastern York County associated with the Seven Gates of Hell, an urban legend oversized for even that species of tall tales.

This photograph of Cameron Mitchell was part of the collection on display in a Glen Rock Historical Preservation Society-sponsored evening this week. York County resident Bryan Sellers, whose uncle managed some of the noted Hollywood actor’s affairs, presented about the York native and brought the collection for about 100 people attending to see.

The Schmidt & Ault name remains prominent on and around the old King’s Mill/St. Regis/Smurfit-Stone site, now part of York College of Pennsylvania’s domain. East Berlin’s Dale E. Brenner provides these looks at the Schmidt & Ault brand.

Hollywood TV/Movie star Cameron Mitchell, right, a York, Pa., native is seen with his sister, Katherine and brother, Carlisle, on a visit to his home county in the 1960s. The Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society is sponsoring a program about Cameron Mitchell at 7:30 p.m. today. The venue has been moved from the society’s museum in the Peoples Bank building to to Trinity United Church of Christ on Manchester Street.

The Mutual Horse Thief Detecting Society of Glen Rock, Pa., gathered for a meeting about 100 years ago – on Dec. 13, 1913. This image is an inside page from a copy of the group’s constitution in 1906. ‘It is amazing how much of the county this organization located in Glen Rock covered,’ the borough’s John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel wrote.

York countians are collectors. Sleds, antique toys. Stamps. All kinds of stuff. So with the increase of the cost of stamps today to 49 cents a piece, that hike is going to hurt the stamp collecting hobby. A YDR.com story says young people aren’t picking up the hobby. Too expensive. “How many people do you see here that don’t have gray hair,” a stamp enthusiast told the YDR at Saturday’s White Rose Philatelic Society of York, Pa., stamp show at the York Expo Center.Art Two of York County’s best-known stamps are shown here, the Four Chaplains and Articles of Confederation. Notice the escalation in prices from the post-World War period to the 1970s.