York’s Lafayette statue removed – all 6-feet, 6-inches, 800 pounds of him – for some foot work

Linked in/Neat stuff: Those Codorus Eagles, again/Exhibiting black history at CA

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The Twitter exchange about the removal of the Marquis de Lafayette statue from in front of West Market Street’s Colonial Complex for repairs drew this exchange on Twitter:

YDR’s Mark Walters: When will York’s Marquis de Lafayette statue return to West Market St?

Me: Don’t know, but when you’re 6-feet, 6-inches and weigh 800 pounds, you move slowly.

YDR’s Hafiz Rashid: Perhaps he needs an oil can to move faster.

So the public art is serving it’s purpose – prompting conversation and promoting understanding of York, Pa.’s, downtown. Understanding? The oil can reference points to ‘The Tinker’ art piece, featuring a ‘Wizard of Oz’ Tin Man theme, a couple of blocks away. Both sculptures, by the way, came from the hands of York County’s Lorann Jacobs. The answer to the Revolutionary War hero’s return? Within two weeks, on a warm day when the epoxy adhering the statue to the ground can set best. Also of interest: Marquis de Lafayette captivates folks even today.

The statue is removed. But the marquis will return.

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Other neat stuff from all over … .

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How do you start researching your family tree?

This website would be helpful: ObituariesHelp.org.

The site offers free templates and other ways to create a family tree.

“The page has been endorsed by several institutions like Brigham Young University, Auburn University and Cyndi’s List and I think this would be helpful to anyone that is starting the task of researching their own family,’ a volunteer who works with the site wrote.

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The Codorus eagles
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York countian  Larry Gibble  submitted this photo with the note: ‘Eagles caught smooching on February 11, 2015!’  The eagles’ every move is captured is captured on a livestream, and people all over the world are leaving the Codorus State Park feed open on their computers, 24-7. Watch: Eagle cam.

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At the fair: The annual black history fair, that is.

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History Mystery: A big building that produced today’s antiques … .

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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