Underground Railroad on the Susquehanna: From Havre de Grace, Md., to Cooperstown, N.Y.

Linked in/Neat stuff: New Oxford’s liberation set/Color Works to be developed
dkActress Monika Ross is seen in the character of York County’s Amanda Berry in the play ‘Susquehanna to Freedom: The Role of the Susquehanna River in the Underground Railroad.’ Dr. Dorothy King, a York native, will present about PennOwl Production’s play on Sept. 6 at the York County Heritage Trust. A news release says the drama tells the story of three slaves who traveled from Havre de Grace, Md. – where the Susquehanna River enters the Chesapeake Bay. They make their way up the Susquehanna River to Cooperstown, N.Y., where the Susquehanna begins. Ten non-fiction county stories about local Underground Railroad activities in areas that border the Susquehanna are presented within this framework. The actual play will be performed at York College on Sept. 20. Also of interest: York native, playwright Dorothy E. King earning place in history.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Here’s another interesting event, set for Sept. 20: The “Liberation of New Oxford.”

The Adams County event is about a World War II re-enactment of the liberation of a French village by Allied troops.

Interestingly, New Oxford was, in fact, occupied by an enemy army in its past. Confederate troops, under Jubal Early’s command, marched through the town on their way to York and the Susquehanna Bridge in the Civil War.

Details: New Oxford.
An interesting exchange from the YDR’s Facebook page:

Big plans

Plans call for the Keystone Color Works, sitting in the Northwest Triangle, to be developed into luxury apartments. Check out: Northwest Triangle.

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