Is it York County Americana or York Countyana? : Linked in with neat history stuff – July 3, 2010

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This Amanda Sterner photograph could have come from a Americana picture book. “I love taking pictures of this old gas pump that adds a bit of nostalgia to our farm in Codorus Township,” she wrote. Check out other York County scenes photos of York County people at: Your Photos. Also of interest on the Americana front: Bottle & jug enthusiasts must dig for their York County gold and Hart-Krafts of York, Pa.: ‘Most of the trucks were used and abused’ and Cumberland County collector about bus or train sign: ‘Excited to snag this piece of local history’.

Neat stuff from all over ….
Educators with links to York County are working on a Civil War Augmented Reality Project.
Jeff Mummert, York College and Jay Vasellas, Red Lion Area High School and York College are among the principals seeking to offer interactivity to students and the public visiting historic sites.
The idea is to present Civil War reality service to to tablet PCs… .


According to the project’s website, part of the idea will be to show stationary devices patterned after the “pay binoculars” often found at scenic overlooks. “These devices will offer a virtual geographic view from a few hundred yards above the user. Physically swiveling the viewer left and right changes the direction of the view in real time, just as swiveling up and down changes the view,” the site states.
This project is worth checking out.
Event of the week: Claire Storm will present on “Rivertownes of the Susquehanna” at part of the York County Heritage Trust’s Second Saturday program.
The program will begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 10, at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York.
“Storm will discuss the significant historical impact of the Susquehanna River on the south central Pennsylvania community,” a news release states.
Grilling this holiday weekend? Check out this “secret” recipe for Joe Bury’s Famous Hamburger.
Blog post of the week: Speaking of eating, check out Only York’s Joan Concilio’s post: Everybody goes to Gino’s, because Gino’s is the place to go!

Forum of the week, The Exchange:
To read comments discussing – more like cussing – my column on the ghost tour and gambling plaques in Gettysburg, visit: Casino, ghost tours cheapen Gettysburg.

Also of interest
All York Town Square posts from the start.

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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