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York County, Pa., has a lot of golf courses – we once experimented with the ‘America’s First Capital of Golf’ slogan – and York countians love their golf. And this 2011 scene of golfing in a snowstorm on the Springwood Golf Club proves both points. Not surprisingly, the golfers had a bit of a problem finding the ball after a drive and putting was a little difficult. We bring back this snowy scene as summer approaches to promote its sale as part of a ‘Local Lens’ fundraiser on June 6 to benefit Olivia’s House. The York Daily Record and Evening Sun of Hanover staff have put up numerous such iconic York County scenes for sale as part of a fundraiser. See a gallery of the photos: YDR MediaCenter. (See additional snow photo below.) Also of interest: Have a barren wall in need of York County, Pa., art?
More neat stuff from all over … .
This is a little different.
It’s a York Daily Record story about the skull of a Civil War soldier that will go to auction this week.
This one provides food for thought.
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Still on the topic of Wheels of York
Cliff Satterthwaite created art for all kinds of reasons, including the most utilitarian purposes. Here is a placemat design showing vehicles makers in York County in the first 20 years of the 20th century. The six-wheel auto, the Pullman, upper left, didn’t catch on. When the middle wheels hit a high spot, the vehicle tended to seesaw. For more, check out: Pullman.
History mystery: This one received a lot of reader engagement. Feel free to join in by clicking on the links.