Monthly Archives: June 2013

Gettysburg 150: York County crawled with Copperheads in the Civil War

Ron Maxwell is known to southcentral Pennsylvania film and Civil War aficionados as the man behind ‘Gettysburg,’ and ‘Gods and Generals.’ He directed the film “Copperhead,” which premiered in Gettysburg last week as part of Gettysburg 150.

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Gettysburg 150: The best route from York to Gettysburg? Take Route 234

Here’s the key to get to Gettysburg from points east. Avoid Route 30. Avoid Gettysburg’s square. Here’s your route, the route locals take. Take Route 234, which runs parallel to Route 30 to the north.

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Best Gettysburg 150 moments: First of two re-enactments highlights weekend

Two Texans, re-enactors with the Confederate Red River Battalion, are part of those arriving in Gettysburg, Pa., for this weekends re-enactment, one of two planned as part of Gettysburg 150. The re-enactment is one of a slew of activities in southcentral Pennsylvania this weekend in the buildup to observances next week of Gettysburg 150. For a detailed calendar of events, see Gettysburg 150.

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Seminary Ridge Cupola Cam gives same view surveyed by Gen. John Buford 150 years ago

Gettysburg College’s Glatfelter Hall is seen from the cupola of Schmucker Hall on the campus of Lutheran Theological Seminary, the institution that loaned its name to Seminary Ridge of Battle of Gettysburg fame.

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How Hanover’s Civil War cavalry statue ‘The Picket’ will sit in Gettysburg 200

This view of Hanover’s square of the future, illustrated by local artist Kirby Heltebridle, keeps its equestrian statue in prominence. This illustration combines the two anniversaries coming together in this southwestern York County, Pa., borough in the next few days: Hanover’s 250th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hanover – and Gettysburg. This piece on display for the Historical Celebration show at the Hanover Area Arts Guild.

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The Underground Railroad and other Civil War Facebook talk

When the Friends Meeting House in York was re-roofed in 2004, workers found a trap door in the building’s ceiling. That find prompted some in the congregation to conclude that it may have led to a chamber that secreted fugitives in the Underground Railroad. The Quakers are known today for their involvement in the Underground Railroad. But the secrecy of the network in its day makes it hard today to document Underground Railroad sites.

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Gettysburg 150: When Civil War generals needed info, they’d pick up a newspaper

Civil War generals would often acquire copies of newspapers published in the areas through which they were moving to add their repository of information. This is such a map showing Harrisburg at the time of the Confederate Gettysburg campaign. If Confederate Gen. Dick Ewell had secured this copy, he would have been well-briefed about the state capital he was fronting.

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Hanover, Pa., busy prepping for Gettysburg 150 & Hanover 250: Linked in to history, 4/23/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Gettysburg 150, Hanover 250, Lincoln Highway 100 and York County Heritage Trust’s ‘The Fiery Trial’ exhibit.

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More about York County, Pa.’s love affair with its cars: Linked in with history, 6/22/13

Yorktownsquare.com features the auction of Fred Rosenmiller’s antiques, the reopening of Monaghan Township’s Christ Lutheran Church and a local tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen.

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York’s West Princess Street helped form foundation for Julia Hines-Harris’ successes: Linked in to history, June 21, 2013

Dr. Julia Hines-Harris retired after 36 years in York, Pa., City School District. Her last position was assistant superintendent for secondary education. She later became a pastor. Those are her credentials but there’s a big picture view of this educator who died this week. She spent her lifetime as an advocate for children.

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