Daily Archives: April 26, 2009

Cassandra Small’s, James Latimer’s Civil War letters from York will ‘never be forgotten’

Cassandra Small, daughter of leading York County merchant P.A. Small, left behind the most complete and revealing first-person account of the Confederate occupation of York. (See photo below of a Small played by a living historian.) Attorney James Latimer (see … Continue reading

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York writer explores myths about Gettysburg native and big league southpaw Eddie Plank

Eddie Plank, a Gettysburg native, won more than 300 games in his Major League Baseball career, the first lefthander to do so. Plank ended his career with 327 victories. He entered the majors in 1901 and retired in 1917. He … Continue reading

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Great War hero and pneumonia victim Jeannette Zinn of York: ‘She made the supreme sacrifice’

York native Jeannette Zinn died while serving with the YMCA in war-torn Europe in 1918. Background posts: From war bonds to pets and people and Spanish flu epidemic in York: ‘People died one right after the other’ and Easter in … Continue reading

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