Daily Archives: June 13, 2008

York-area church’s landmark: ‘Enter Dennis Beach, a local sculptor’

This image, from Aldersgate United Methodist Church’s Web site shows the concrete image of Jesus, standing at the location of the congregation’s longtime prized copper beech tree. Holocaust statue a must-see, Memorial honoring DUI victims should be visited and AIDS … Continue reading

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York freedman Aquilla Howard chosen to honor slain Abraham Lincoln

East King Street’s Aquilla Howard School, named after the early black leader of York, was one of two segregated elementary schools opened in 1931 to educate Southern black people who had come north for jobs in industrial York. Smallwood School … Continue reading

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