These old York County steps, Part II: Where did they lead? Linked in to York County history, Nov. 5, 2012

More stuff below: Penn Park/Baumgartner’s Woods/Articles of Confederation

These old steps rise to no where today, but in their day, they were most helpful. Where are they and what was their purpose? Hint: They’re in northern York County. Also of interest: These old York County steps, Part I

Neat stuff from all over … .

Bring on Play continues to target improvements to historic Penn Park, York City’s oldest park.

“I am excited to share the news that we have less than $100,000 to raise for our almost $700,000 youth playground project at Penn Park,” YMCA’s Cori Strathmeyer wrote. “As you may know, we have completed a very small renovation of Penn Park in Sept, building a tot playground. The remainder of the project will be completed in June 2013.”

The project still needs $92,000 and is looking for donors.

“We are seeking sponsorships as well as personal donations in any amount.”

For more information, contact Cori at: coristrath@comcast.net

Awards ahead: The Articles of Confederation Day is coming up, featuring awards and performances.

Bummy’s Woods explored: York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich tells the story of Baumgartner’s Woods, near Penn State York. See Baumgartner name rings bell.

Answer about those old York County steps: Background: These steps, sitting outside the Redlands Meeting House, aided those attending the Quaker meeting house in Lewisberry to mount their workhorses or perhaps wagons and carriages. Background: Redlands Meeting House open house.


Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Hanover‘s 80-year-old pipe organ is refurbished and sounding well. Organs, the primary instrument in York County churches for centuries, are being replaced by electric keyboards, electric guitars and drums.

About Jim McClure

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