Challenging moments that teach and inspire in York County, Pa.
York County is full of momentous sites and memorable people. We believe their stories, sometimes not well known or well considered, must be told. These stories often tell of struggle and the lengthy journey toward resolution.
By calling attention to our historically critical places and diverse people, past and present, we hope to inspire reflection, dialogue and action.
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- York College: First a fence and then a hand across itFor some, the fence erected at York College in 2008 represented a dated idea of separation. The college has since reached across the fence into the downtown with at least two projects.
- YDR in York County: Unsung owner saved newspaperWhen Jimmy D. Scoggins purchased the York Daily Record in 1973, he faced a problem: How do you produce a modern newspaper in a turn-of-the-century building?
- East Market parking garage: It has a York story to tellThe East Market parking garage was built to combat retail loss to York-area suburban centers. It promised the same convenience and safety.
- Sears in York County, Pa: How it influenced a communitySears’opened in 1928, and this store – its second – would serve as its longtime downtown home. Sears would operate at two other locations in its 90-year run in York.