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

Tuskegee Airmen tribute/Gettysburg 150/YDR’s Media Center
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Spring Garden Township, Pa.’s Fred Rosenmiller’s love for four-wheeled vehicles is well known, and it even extended to cars energized by foot power. This pedal car was one of scores of mostly York County-related items recently auctioned from Rosenmiller’s collection, accumulated over six decades. The Rosenmiller collection of vintage York County-made automobiles – mostly measured by horsepower – is well-known. ‘This gentleman has a great collection of everything,’ one auction-goer told the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News about Rosenmiller’s antiques: Rosenmiller collection hits the auction block . “It’s estate planning,” Rosenmiller said, “but I’m doing it while I’m still above ground.” Also of interest: U.S. 30 Drag-O-Way, Part 4: York County’s love affair with its cars.

The York Daily Record/Sunday News via its flagship website ydr.com is putting its Media Center of locally generated photographs to good use.

The Media Center now can showcase slideshows of local photos, including this exhibit from the Rosenmiller auction. For some time, the Media Center has showcased national photographs.

Viewers are increasing finding the local shows – like these decks of Gettysburg 150 slides. The Media Center on ydr.com should top 50,000 page views this month, powered by this local emphasis.

More neat stuff from all over … .

Open for business: Monaghan Township’s Christ Lutheran Church re-opened recently after it was damaged by a fire about three years ago.

Forum of the day: Exchangers are discussing the following: The wife of a World War II soldier waited for more than 68 years for solid proof that her husband is either dead or alive. Then she learned the stunning truth in Normandy, France. Hooked? Check out: The Exchange.

Best of blogs: Buffy’s World highlights: Civil War book and iPad app and more.

Vintage aircraft visited York Airport recently including a Mustang tribute to the family Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.  Also of interest: John Carter family from York, Pa., saw six sons serve in World War II uniform.

Photography courtesy of the York Daily Record/Sunday News

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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