Category Archives: U.S. Navy

Twentieth century poet Lee Anderson called York County home

Major American poet Lee Anderson resided the last thirty years of his life, his most productive years, living and working on his small farm at Potosi in south-central York County. He occasionally traveled from here to various parts of the … Continue reading

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York County “molasses”

York County historian of a century ago, George R. Prowell, was a prolific (and sometimes wordy) recorder of York County history. Some of the stories he wrote were passed on from others, perhaps with occasional errors creeping in. Still, Prowell’s … Continue reading

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York County native among the first female officers in U.S. Navy

I attended a memorial service a few days ago for another one of the World War II veterans that we are losing so fast. This one was for a very special lady, Lt. Mary Appler Moon, one of the first … Continue reading

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Yorker William Gibson Barely Survived San Francisco Mutiny

William Gibson came from a talented York family. His great-grandfather, Dr. David Jameson, was a colonel during Revolutionary times. Grandfather Horatio Gates Jameson was a distinguished physician and surgeon. Mother Elizabeth Jameson was said to be one of the two … Continue reading

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Red Lion Sailor Helped Keep Pacific Fleet Armed

The photo above, of the World War II victory celebration in the Philippines Islands Leyte Gulf, was sent back home to the editor of Red Lion Echoes by John H. Eberly, Y 3/c, USS Vesuvius AE-15. It was published, along … Continue reading

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York Native Expert Witness on Sinkings of Both the Titanic and U.S.S. Maine

Richard M. Watt, second from left, and the U.S.S. Maine This week’s Sunday News carried a story about a new book titled What Really Sank the Titanic. The authors came to a different conclusion that that offered by Rear Admiral … Continue reading

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