Monthly Archives: March 2018

More about WWI patriot Jeannette Zinn

The casket containing the body of Jeannette Zinn was flag covered for her funeral and burial in York; ten-weeks after she died overseas while on route for duty with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I. Newspapers … Continue reading

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Premier of Codorus Navigation Works presentation

My presentation Codorus Navigation Works premiered earlier this week at the monthly meeting of the Manchester Township Historical Society. I’ll draw upon that talk, plus further research, as I continue the series of posts exploring the history of the Codorus … Continue reading

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Jeannette Zinn honored on York Fairgrounds tablets

Jeannette Zinn is the only woman honored on the World War I memorial tablets that flank the West Market Street entrance to the York Fairgrounds. These tablets were dedicated October 4, 1921; to memorialize those in York County who “gave … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings confusion 100-Years-Ago

Daylight Savings Time was initially adopted as a consequence of World War I. When the United States joined the war, she too, like her allies, implemented this mechanism to minimize the use of artificial light, first introduced by Germany on … Continue reading

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Yorker Jeannette Zinn a national WWI Patriot

Jeannette Zinn is one of 197 York County patriots who gave their lives in national service during World War I. Her name is included among the four WWI panels fronting the columns of the former York County Court House; now … Continue reading

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York WWI Veterans buried near Eiffel Tower

Two WWI soldiers from York County are buried four miles from the Eiffel Tower in America’s first permanent overseas cemetery. The Suresnes American Cemetery is located high on Mont Valerien, just west of the Paris city limits. The 1919 National … Continue reading

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