Oversized public art in York County, Pa.: ‘The green bike’s seat is a bit over 10′ high’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: New book on Gen. Jacob L. Devers/Mystery statue
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York County, Pa., is serious about its public art. These sculptures, presented on the VeloPhoto York blog,  stand along the York County’s main rail trail north of Seven Valleys, , have been in place for several years. This artist reached back into York County’s past to bring up these images. Bicycling – recreational and competitive – has been popular here for decades. Here’s a photo of a bicycle race at the York Fairgrounds track in 1904, for example. But back to Seven Valleys.  The scale of this artwork is hard to tell, so biker/photographer Rick Ramage helps out: ‘They are very tall. I would estimate that the green bike’s seat is a bit over 10′ high.’ Also of interest: 1 York, Pa. building, 100 years: From Red’s bikes to Redeux market.

Other neat, unrelated stuff from all over … .
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New book on York native: Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers profiled (If photos below don’t appear on your mobile device, click on the date).

Jacob L. Devers: A General’s Life, is now on sale at the Trust’s Museum bookstore. This new title is written by Dr….

Posted by York County Heritage Trust on Friday, October 23, 2015

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In the line of duty: Greg Halpin reminds us of a firefighter’s sacrifice

Throwback Thursday #TBT photo:Rothert building fire, 42-52 South George Street. March 29, 1957. Two alarms. Fireman…

Posted by Greg Halpin on Thursday, October 22, 2015

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History Mystery: The up close view … .

History Mystery: It’s one thing to drive past #YorkCountyPa’s many monuments. But when you see them up close, the detail…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Friday, October 23, 2015

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