Have you ever ventured out to visit remote York County landmark Codorus Furnace?

Linked in/Neat stuff: ‘The San’/The EPPYs/The Library

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A man was stuck in the Codorus Furnace stack this week. This drew attention to this York County, Pa., landmark, owned in its American Revolution heyday by Declaration of Independence signer James Smith. The old stack – greatly changed from the day that Smith owned it – sits near where the Codorus Creek and Susquehanna River meet. It’s one of those landmarks featured in tourism brochures for years, but its remote location means that many York countians have never paid this public park a visit. Yes, about the man in the stack? He was freed without a hitch. Also of interest: Eighteenth-century York County brownfield now parkland and Iron-mine-turned-into-party-spot turned into York County park
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Neat stuff from all over … .

Put this in the “I-never-new-this” category.

Cannonball’s Scott Mingus provide this insight in recent post: Hanover veterans fought at the Battle of Gettysburg supposedly only man from town to do so.

Scott wrote: “The companies raised in Hanover early in the war were in regiments not in that army (Union Army), with the apparent single exception of Private William James Troup.

“Troup, according to multiple newspaper reports from the early 20th century, was the only Hanover man to participate in the battle of Gettysburg. He manned some of the artillery (Ricketts’ Battery) whose thunder could be heard in his hometown, about 14 miles to the southeast.”

Remarkable, but apparently true, until someone proves otherwise.

When TB reigned: This PennLive feature story on the sanitarium in Cresson -” the San” –  brings you back to another time. Closer to York, Mont Alto served as such a place.

Apply rewards: Gettysburg 150 and GameTimePa.com apps, developed by the York Daily Record sister newsrooms, received EPPY nominations in international competition. The EPPY’s  recognize prowess in digital work. These iPad apps are free, so check them out.

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This Martin Library display of books by local authors caught my eye. Particularly, the book of poetry written by the late Dottie Lindecamp. The former teacher published this book, ‘Verse along the way …,’ when she was in her in her 90s, remarkable and inspirational. And another thing. The display shows that York countians like to write books.

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Here is a bit more about Dottie and her book.

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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