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French Alliance of 1778 ratified May 4th in York, PA

The Treaty of Alliance with France, during the Revolutionary War, was both signed in France and ratified by the Continental Congress while York was the seat of government for the new nation. Without France’s significant military aid, provided by this … Continue reading

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York’s Life Size Statue of General Marquis de Lafayette

Experience the Marquis de Lafayette sailing to America In front of the pictured house at 157 West Market Street in York, Pennsylvania, stands this life size statue of General Marquis de Lafayette. The statue was sculpted by Lorann Jacobs and … Continue reading

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Witness Trees in York County

Witness Trees provide a living link to the past and gave witness to the surrounding events during their lifetime.  A huge majestic white oak was an impressive landmark in Emigsville until it fell in a 1997 storm.  A slice of … Continue reading

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Camp Security & the Witness Tree

Witness Trees at Gettysburg are recognized as living sentinels that witnessed the Battle in July of 1863 or witnessed Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address during November of 1863.  Witness Trees at Valley Forge are recognized for witnessing the Continental Army encampment during … Continue reading

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