Public to receive rare opportunity to view Springettsbury’s Camp Security buttons, coins

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This 2004 aerial view of the undeveloped Camp Security site shows the encroachment of development on every side. Friends of Camp Security and other groups are trying to raise support for site preservation. Background posts: Camp Security memories tucked inside memoir and Story revives memories of oft-forgotten York County POW camp in World War II and York-area developer: ‘I think we have gone way above and beyond to preserve Camp Security’.

The public will get a rare opportunity to view artifacts Saturday (6/27/09) from a past archaeological dig at Camp Security, the Revolutionary War POW camp site that might be covered over with houses.
A limited dig in 1979 uncovered pottery shards, buttons and gold coins… .


The artifacts have not been available for display in York County since 1991.
The event is set from noon to 3 p.m. at the Schultz House, 580 Locust Grove Road.
Archeologist Steve Warfel will give a presentation at 1 p.m.
People also can learn about volunteering for an upcoming dig at the POW site.
But here’s why I really put up the post:
June Lloyd has posted an interesting map of the POW site on her Universal York blog. She also has links there to detailed research.
Definitely worth a virtual visit there before making an actual visit to the Schultz House Saturday.

York County views from on the air:
Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging photograph
Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging Sears photograph, Part II
Just try to resist this memory-tugging photo of North York’s White Oak Park
Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York Whitehull Airport and York Valley Inn and Playland and …
So, can you find long-gone Springwood Park in this aerial photograph?
Camp Security area of Springettsbury Township from the air
Columbia-Wrightsville Susquehanna River bridges from the air.
Just try to resist this memory-tugging photograph of northwest York, Pa.
Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York’s Roosevelt Avenue Airport.
Memorial Stadium, now Bob Hoffman Stadium, built to keep professional baseball in York.

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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