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

Hanover’s big days/Argento writes history/Lincoln Highway

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Hanover, Pa.’s, Forest Park, a place built to provide a destination for trolley passengers, was not small. but it came down in a big way to make room for development, the South Hanover Plaza. It’s just a piece of Hanover’s long past, 250 years of it, that is being celebrated in the next week and months. The Hanover Evening Sun has put up a website recognizing Hanover’s 250th as well as Gettysburg 150. The Evening Sun’s project is aggregating a lot of Hanover borough history, all in one place. Hanover is a neat place soak it in in 2013. Also of interest:  Hanover, York County’s oldest borough and All posts about Hanover from the start.

More neat stuff from all over … .

Many people are used to YDR columnist Mike Argento’s weird take on local and national stories.

Perhaps that work overshadows all the columns and stories he writes on local folks, including many pieces of folks who otherwise might have been lost to history.

Here’s his piece about on such man, Tony Danna of West York, a Flying Tiger airman who saw service in World War II in the China-Burma-India theater of war.

Another McClure?: There’s another McClure doing journalism and history, only a bit farther north in Harrisburg. Joe McClure, my oldest son, wrote this piece about Gettysburg 150 for the Patriot-News and Pennlive.com: Civil War and civil rights came to a head at Gettysburg centennial.

Yet another anniversary: In this Hanover 250/150 year, there’s another birthday: Lincoln Highway 100. Enthusiasts will roll into York County, where the Lincoln Highway is known as Route 462 and Route 30, this week. Check out: Lincoln Highway.

Confederate mock-invasion at Central Market graphic submitted
The York County Heritage Trust’s ‘The Fiery Trial’  Civil War exhibitt will open this wee, and this is one way folks will be reminded of this big event.

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

  1. Jim … They had a bunch of nice cars in the Lincoln Highway Centennial Auto Tour as they made their picnic lunch stop at the Haines Shoe House on Sunday. I just got finished posting about it http://www.yorkblog.com/yorkspast/2013/06/23/lincoln-highway-centennial-auto-tour-at-haines-shoe-house/#more-1771

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