Korean War, ‘The Forgotten War,’ remembered: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 26, 2012

Neat stuff below: Eisenhart Wallcoverings/Avalong Farms/British in Felton

Anniversary No. 62 of the start of the Korean War came and went quietly on Monday. That day marked the North Korean invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950. The headline on a York Sunday News piece captures how some characterize this war: Korea: The Forgotten War. Sgt. Jay Welsh, pictured here, was one of those who served. The Sunday News story, written by Karen Strine, said he was serving with the 24th Infantry Division, K Company, 21st Infantry Regiment in Korea at the beginning of 1952. In 18 months of fighting, his unit sustained heavy casualties. “After the truce was signed, Sgt. Welsh went to find his brother, Walt ‘Spencer’ Welsh, who had been a POW. He hardly recognized Walt due to his extreme loss of weight. They spent ‘the shortest four hours of my life together.'” Check out Karen’s piece for more stories about the war. Also of interest: Crowd to Truman on second York visit: ‘Give ‘em h—, Harry’

Neat stuff from all over … .

Laura Eisenhart, laura.eisenhart@gmail.com, is looking for photographs of Avalong Farms in Springettsbury Township. That was the area in and around the present-day York Galleria/Meadowbrook Mansion (Christmas Tree Hill).

She wrote:

“I’m not sure if you can help me or not, but maybe you can point me in the right direction.  I’m a local artist who has become a part of the family who were the farmhands of Avalong Farms.  I am trying to do a drawing of the farm, or just the barns, but have not been able to find any photo’s. Where would be a good place to start looking?”

I responded with:

“I’d start looking at files at the York County Heritage Trust and Historic York.

“On my blog, here are a couple of (Meadowbrook related) posts that might interest you. For example, here is a photo of the Meadowbrook guest house.”

I noted that the Meadowbrook barn is still there. It’s the old Pfaltzgraff pottery store.

Demolition under way: The old Eisenhart Wallcoverings factory, a Hanover community landmark, is coming down. Check out these photos and a Hanover Evening Sun story.


On Facebook:
Joe Bury’s Famous Hamburger site shows an irresistible photograph of side-by-side Joe Bury ice cream and hamburger stands. If you can ID the location, comment below. You can also check out the FB site to see where the stand is serving up its famous burgers next.

Forum of the day: Did you see the story about the repair shop in Felton that fixes vintage cars from Britain? http://bitly.com/MUMXps. Have you visited the attractive town of Felton recently? Do you know how it got its name? To find the answer, check out – Felton: The town the Ma & Pa built.

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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