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McAllister’s Mill, near Gettysburg, has been tied to the Underground Railroad and other key moments in American history. This Adams County Historical Society photo shows the mill, along the Baltimore Pike, circa 1900.

When the Friends Meeting House in York was re-roofed in 2004, workers found a trap door in the building’s ceiling. That find prompted some in the congregation to conclude that it may have led to a chamber that secreted fugitives in the Underground Railroad. The Quakers are known today for their involvement in the Underground Railroad. But the secrecy of the network in its day makes it hard today to document Underground Railroad sites.

Amanda Berry Smith was a renaissance woman. She grew up in York County, Pa., and as an adult, she served as an evangelist. She’s remembered as a chronicler of the Underground Railroad movement in northern Maryland and York County.

Here’s one of Gettysburg’s museums. And it’s not really a museum. It’s a restaurant. The Dobbin House. But this Underground Railroad display is a can’t miss feature of that Gettysburg, Pa., structure. The balcony of that house would have provided aan elevated view of Abraham Lincoln, on a horse, making his way to deliver his 272-word address on Nov. 19, 1863.

Toyota Arena at York (Pa.) Expo Center is becoming the Utz brand one letter at a time as suggested in this photograph, one of a series captured by York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel. Hanover-based snack food maker Utz secured naming rights to this multi-use building at the old York Fairgrounds.

*A photograph captures the Civil War statue at Salem Square in the western part of York City. It honors the York Rifles, a local unit that responded early in both the Civil War and American Revolution.