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…helped attach the name Kentucky long rifle to certain flintlock muskets. Well, many Kentucky long rifles were made in York County and elsewhere in Pennsylvania. For example, George Shumway’s book…

…War 150, pacivilwar150.com, has released a Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show 2011 schedule, listing the 22 Pennsylvania counties that will play host to a traveling exhibition in the first year…

…of powwowing, a faith-healing tradition the Pennsylvania Dutch brought to Pennsylvania from central Europe starting in 1790. Many York County people visited powwow doctors well into the 20th century, seeking…

…sometimes would travel unannounced on the Northern Central Railroad, later the Pennsylvania Railroad, to Hanover Junction and then head along the line from there to Gettysburg. Hanover’s Mother Smith —…