Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Underground Railroad book in 2016/Bricker’s Fries on video
This is a fitting way to recognize July 4: Readers should know about the ending of the Eagles Cam that captivated at least 1.5 million people for the past five months or so. The cam is now down. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s camera captured nesting eagles, the hatching of their eggs and the development of the eaglets into fledglings. So today, we have this wonderful photograph from reader Carolyn Boose and an engaging Hanover Evening Sun story with a great summarizing headline: From Founding Fathers to Hanover-area Facebook users, Americans love eagles. The photo shows one of the two Codorus State Park fledglings, left, with one of its parents. Here’s a fitting quote from The Evening Sun story: ‘The Founding Fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the bald eagle as the emblem of the nation,’ John F. Kennedy wrote. ‘The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolizes the strength and freedom of America.’ If you want to catch up or revel in some nostalgia, check out these stories and photos about the Codorus Eagles. Also of interest, another accessible eagles nest: York County’s rail trail eagles: ‘This pair of eagles doesn’t seem to be bothered by anything’.
This sampling of Facebook posts below, unrelated to the eagles, cover a lot of historical ground. Click on the date if the image doesn’t appear on your mobile device.
Stay tuned: The York County Heritage Trust is publishing Scott Mingus’ important work on the Underground Railroad in York County and this region. It’s due out early in 2016. I’m honored to be part of the team editing this certain-to-be-popular work.
Just interesting: I found this intriguing, and it’s always important to keep track of history happening outside of York County’s borders.
Iconic York County: The York Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin takes a video look at one of York County’s venerable, and most-visible businesses.
Promoting history: It’s great to see a local historical group extend its reach digitally
History Mystery: An appropriate quiz on the 4th of July