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Ever hear of Meadowbrook Guest House? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Nov. 20, 2010

Maryann (Farley) O’Keeffe is trying to confirm that the Meadowbrook Guest House, pictured here, was affiliated with the Meadowbrook mansion in Springettsbury Township, York County, Pa. “According to my father, the two adults in this picture are my great grandmother and great grandfather (Helen and Ed Farley) that supposedly managed the Guest House,” she wrote. Meadowbrook mansion is now a branch of retailer Christmas Tree Hill. If you have information on the guest house, please contact Maryann O’Keeffe or comment below. Also of interest: From Meadowbrook Mansion to York County farmhouse and Memorable Avalong eatery.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Smarty Jones almost won the Triple Crown in 2004.

Now, he’s York County’s celebrity horse, who will no doubt draw scores to an open house today at his new home, Ghost Ridge Farms in Windsor Township. (For details, visit: Champion horse Smarty Jones settling into his new home in York County.
Some links about Smarty:

Race results, plus earnings.
How much his offspring is selling for.
Record payout after he won the Kentucky Derby in 04.
He even has his own Facebook page.
Neat Gordon Freireich column about Dean Paules, York County’s celebrity painter: The Dean of portrait artists.
Recommended blog post of the day: Historian Scott Butcher provides a link between the Dempwolf family of York and the Pulitzer family of Prize fame: The York – Pulitzer Connection.
Forum of the day, The Exchange: This thread received lots of traffic earlier this year. Want to restring it? Where does Cape Horn, as in road, come from?