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Check out this list of 18 York countians who have made it big

A member of the community mentioned Christian Bucks, the youngster behind the widespread Buddy Bench movement, on a list of well-known people with York,County, Pa. links and roots. His idea is that if a student is sitting on the bench along, another student should recognize that and take a seat, too. The idea came up when Christian was a first-grader at Central York School District’s Roundtown Elementary School and it spread from there. Christian rightly appears on a list of accomplished people, as you’ll see below.

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

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 Gov. 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 honored 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.

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Still photographs capture vintage West Shore Theater

Cross the steel bridge (rare nowadays) that spans York and Cumberland counties and you’ll be at the West Shore Theater quicker than you can watch a movie trailer. So the West Shore, like Glen Rock’s Glen Theatre and other area community movie houses, hasn’t solved the conversion to digital yet. York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn played on the challenge facing the West Shore in making still photos to go with a story about the 1940s theater.

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Once the biggest and most beautiful tree in York County: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 2, 2012

This big oak – the Seidel Oak –  stands as part of a tranquil scene in southeastern York County, captured in this Gazette and Daily calendar page for July 1969. This carefree scene contrasts with events elsewhere in York County. … Continue reading

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Academy Award-winning costume designer Ann Roth’s sketches exhibited in Hanover

Former Hanoverian Ann Roth’s photograph is seen next to a sketch from ‘The English Patient.’ She earned an Oscar for her costume work in that film. The Hanover (Pa.) Area Historical Society displayed some of Roth’s sketches in March, 2009, … Continue reading

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Wiki profiles eight with national status bearing Hanover roots

Wikipedia lists several luminaries hailed from Hanover, including Academy Award-winning costume designer Ann Roth, right. Background posts: Actor John Baer among achievers in York High’s Class of 1941 and And now starring actor … Jakie Devers?       About … Continue reading

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