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Treasures found after Ma & Pa Railroad’s Ore Valley train station came down

York countian Gary E. Heiland provided these artifacts found after the demolition of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad’s Ore Valley station in York Township over the weekend. (See additional photo below.) Also of interest: Ma & Pa’s Ore Valley train station coming down and Ma & Pa’s old Ore Valley train station came down.

Gary E. Heiland’s son used a metal detector on the Ore Valley site of the demolished Ma & Pa Railroad station.

Photographs of artifacts he uncovered found their way to my email.

The compact, left,  drew a particularly interesting comment from Gary:

“There must be a story behind the lady’s compact with the bullet hole through it.  Anyone know what the piece of metal with the two holes might be.”

Anyone with ideas about these artifacts is welcome to comment below.

This is an enlarged photo of a 13-star medal or watch fob found on the property of the Ore Valley Station.

Also of interest

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