Category Archives: monuments

Historical Markers onYork’s Square and by the Susquehanna

My recent York Sunday News column (see below for full column) described the five Pennsylvania State Historical Markers in York’s Continental Square and the stories behind them. Over 2,000 or these blue and gold markers have been placed throughout the … Continue reading

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James Smith’s gravestone first masterpiece of Emanuel King, York monument maker

A few months ago I wrote about what was probably Declaration of Independence signer James Smith’s original gravestone. A newspaper clipping from 1887 said it had been found in a basement in South George Street. The present location is unknown. … Continue reading

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Wrapping up York’s Penn Park Fountain–for now.

Here are two more postcards from the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives of Penn Park’s Rebecca at the Well fountain. They bring images of this impressive monument closer to the time when the fountain was taken down in 1968. The … Continue reading

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York’s Penn Park Rebecca Fountain–Part 3

Here is another mystery concerning York’s Penn Park fountain–what does Rebecca have on her head? In these postcards from the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives there seems to be some kind of ring above the statue on these postcards. There … Continue reading

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More on the Rebecca Fountain on York’s Penn Common

In my recent post on the 1898 dedication of the impressive fountain, I mentioned that it was featured on quite a few post cards that I found at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. I’m including three in this post, … Continue reading

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York’s Penn Park Fountain Remembered

I’ve always loved fountains–the bigger, the better. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the towering Rebecca at the Well fountain that graced Penn Park from 1898 to 1968. I grew up in rural York County–we came into town to shop when I … Continue reading

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York Woman Depicted on Maryland Confederate Monument

Many of you have probably driven past this Baltimore monument. It sits at the center of a small triangular park at the intersection of Charles Street and University Parkway. The front of the granite pedestal reads: The Confederate Women of … Continue reading

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York County’s Road of Remembrance

The Tribute Tree Committee appealed to the patriotism and generosity of York County citizens in this December 1919 York Gazette ad. A neighbor recently asked if I knew anything about the rows of sycamore trees still standing in places on … Continue reading

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