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Pensupreme site on Codorus Creek’s north bank home to dairies for decades: Linked in to York County history, Dec. 1, 2012

More stuff below: Scarecrow Farm/Devil’s Hole/Elmwood Mansion

Manchester Township’s recently released calendar – specifically its November 2013 pages – traces dairy stores from Emigsville Creamery, several miles north of York to the familiar Pensupreme building, on Codorus Creek’s north bank. This calendar image shows Penn Dairies, forerunner to Pensupreme. ‘Penn Dairies was formed in 1929 when York Sanitary Milk Company merged with two Lancaster companies,’ the calendar states. ‘The name Pensupreme was first used in 1946.’ Notice the armory across the North George Street, in use today. Interested in purchasing this benefit calendar? Contact: ManTwpHistory@gmail.com. Also of interest: On another Manchester Township calendar month: Manchester Township’s White Oak Park – from amusement park to teen hangout.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Something I’ve long wondered about the old Pensupreme building: Why that isn’t mentioned more as a candidate for sprucing up.

It’s along the Codorus, and government officials always talk about the potential of the Codorus Creek in city beautiful discussions.

It has that tall room with all those windows visible from everywhere on the south bank. Well, not as many windows are still there. Some people seemingly like to test their arm strength by trying to throw a rock across the Codorus into that bank of windows. Still that part of the building has potential.

It’s so visible that it’s a sure bet that people have looked at it for redevelopment. But there it sits, detracting from the streetscape – and creekscape.

Military memorabilia: Check out this ydr.com story about retired military stuff on sale at Hopewell Township’s Scarecrow Farm, an interesting combination of memorabilia suggesting violence in a setting suggesting peace.

Blog post of the day, I: Buffy’s World has the best of Yorkblog links from past week. Check out: YDR food drive to Twitter Fiction to White Oaks and more.

Blog post of the day, II: Yorkblogger June Lloyd intrigues us about a little known York County site: Have you ever been to Devil’s Hole?

Forum of the day: New historical novel is out on the Elmwood Mansion. Do you find that landmark mansion, visible from I-83 near York, fascinating? Please comment below.