Monthly Archives: November 2011

Story of venerable York County Strickler family not just about who begat whom

‘Our Strickler Heritage’ has been the longtime work of family member Morgan Brenner. The work tells about the life and times of this venerable Hellam Township, York County, Pa., family. Those pictured in cover illustration, courtesy of the Jim Rudisill … Continue reading

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Gettysburg statue again stands tall, with new noggin: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Nov. 29, 2011

In 2006, vandals chained the 4th New York Artillery statue in the Devil’s Den area of the Gettysburg Battlefield and toppled the monument. They carried off its head. Just this week, the restored statue greeted visitors. The Hanover Evening Sun … Continue reading

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Check out this informative map of York College of Pennsylvania’s expanding presence

  The York Daily Record/Sunday News recently published this map of York College of Pennsylvania on its website, ydr.com. The map can be enlarged to view the college’s expanding campus, which now reaches from South George Street on the east … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is where these bodies are buried

The Sunbury Press website touting ‘Keystone Tombstones’ says this about its 196-page book: ‘Joe Farrell and Joe Farley explore the cemeteries (and pubs) of Pennsylvania in search of interesting graves and stories about the interred.’ (And see unrelated advertisement for … Continue reading

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Part II: Civil War affected women in York and Adams counties – and vice versa

Lori Berlich, left, (Hettie Shriver), and Bailey Berlich (Mollie Shriver) are seen near Sadie Shriver’s headstone.  Sadie, who witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg, died at the age of 18 after the war and was buried without a tombstone. Also of … Continue reading

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Judge Chuck Patterson in official portrait: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Nov. 25, 2011

Marked with bunting, Judge Chuck Patterson’s portrait is displayed in the York County, Pa., Judicial Center’s lobby. Judge Patterson died this week. York County Common Pleas Court judges receive such official portraits. Judge Patterson’s funeral is set for Saturday. An … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in York County, Pa., 2011: Peace after the storm

This is the Shenberger’s Chapel chancel painting that survived the 2009 blaze at the Chanceford Township Church. The Rev. C. Guy Stambach was the painter, and many of his works appear in sanctuaries throughout York County and beyond. This artwork … Continue reading

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Gen. George Pickett takes stand at Gettysburg: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Nov. 23, 2011

Noel Kline of Spring Garden Township submitted this photo to the Daily Record/Sunday News online News events gallery. The York County, Pa., photographer writes: ‘Actor/playwright Stephen Lang was the keynote speaker at the 148th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Saturday … Continue reading

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Part 3: How we can further disrupt discrimination in York County

The former Fraternal Order of Eagles building on Philadelphia Street in York, Pa., now named Marketview Arts, will include space for artists and students including those from York College of Pennsylvania. The three local college’s involvement in the city will … Continue reading

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Check out these links about late Judge Chuck Patterson’s death and life

Then-Chief Deputy Prosecutor Chuck Patterson of the District Attorney’s Office finishes taping a segment of ‘Forensic Files’ in 2006. (See slide show below.) Chuck Patterson, York County’s first black judge and second black to hold countywide office, passed away today. … Continue reading

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