Norman Wood Bridge at sunrise: Surely this is York County – actually Lancaster County – at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: Hess trucks for sale/Synagogues in York
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Ah, the Norman Wood Bridge, seen before sunrise, several years ago, as captured by photographer Don McClure. It’s a beautiful span, high above the Susquehanna River. The bridge has a distinctively Lancaster County lean. That’s partly because most of the river is in Lancaster County. And the bridge is named after a former Lancaster County legislator. The bridge does its job, connecting lower York and Lancaster counties. And it provides an entry way for Amish to settle in York County’s southeast triangle and remain in contact with kinsmen in Lancaster County. Also of interest: Amish population in York County, Pa., continues growth spurt.

Other neat stuff from all over … .

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Julian H. Preisler penned this book, which includes York County synagogues. ‘York is well represented in the book with current and vintage images of synagogues in York,’ he wrote. ‘There are 8 photographs from York (some whole page) and also a narrative section on the history of the York Jewish Community. I also was able to mention the small Jewish congregation in Hanover in the narrative.’ Check out more about this book  and other works by Julian.

 

 

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You can still make it today:

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A rite of the holiday season, the Hess trucks… .

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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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