Daily Archives: January 28, 2009

Vets at Gettysburg’s 75th: ‘Some wore their military caps and medals on their tunics’

Vandalism at the Peace Light Memorial, one of Gettysburg’s most honored landmarks. Background: Donations help to repair damaged Gettysburg statues and Headline: ‘Beards on Parade at Gettysburg (Battle) Field’ and York County historical war deaths top 1,000. In a letter … Continue reading

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How about a window-shattering ceremony to end icon of York County racism?

This old photo captures the presence of hooded Klansmen in Shrewsbury, a regular sight in small towns across York County, Pa., in the first half of the 20th century. Background posts: Meeting of riot victims brought hope for racial accord … Continue reading

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