Lincoln’s funeral train in York, Pa.: ‘He was crucified for us’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Laurel/Rex station in 1958/TMI accident remembered

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April is the 150th anniversary of world-shaking events. The Civil War ended, and President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. This Northern Central Railway shows the times the slain President Abraham Lincoln’s train was to pass through the rail towns in York County, Pa. The train, indeed, rolled by, stopping only in New Freedom, to pick up Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin, and in York, where a team of women from the town placed flowers on the funeral bier. The president was shot on Good Friday, and he was remembered in Easter services and a special mid-week service at Christ Lutheran Church. So when his funeral train was stopped in York, Easter themes were top of mind. ‘He was crucified for us,’ a black man was heard to say. For local observances, check out: Lincoln 150. Also of interest: Check out this list of 10 memorable Civil War moments in York County.

Other neat stuff from all over … .

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Another 150th event: Bells will ring around York County

Let’s make 3:15 p.m. 09 April 2015 a profusion of pealing bells throughout York! Carl, Jim, Joan – yes, Freedom Rings!

Posted by Terrence Dutchie Downs on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Nuclear protests: When the two nuclear power plants near or in York County went in, people did notice.

So shortly after the 36th anniversary of the partial meltdown of a nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island, here’s a link to a story on The Nation’s website about those days: March 28, 1979: Nuclear Meltdown at Three Mile Island
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Along North Sherman: This is just interesting …

Have you ever wondered about that home with the interesting looking exterior on North Sherman Street in York city? Well,…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Monday, March 30, 2015

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The Laurel/Rex: How it looked 60 years ago … .
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The post-Civil War era Laurel/Rex fire station was already about 90 years old when artist Cliff Satterthwaite captured this scene in 1958. For more of the artists drawings from around York, check out: Cliff Satterthwaite. 
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History Mystery: Another achiever on the national stage from York County, Pa.

History Mystery achiever: This #YorkCountyPa native won an Academy Award for his costume design in the film ‘The…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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