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York County World War II-era pictures make you feel you’re marching with the military

YorkTownSquare has put up a past post with a black and white photo of the marchers in Dallastown, Pa., post World War II. And also posted is a colorized version of that picture that covers a wall in the Metro Bank near Interstate 83 and South Queen Street in York Township. But above we have them together – an interesting comparison. You feel you’re marching with the military. The colorization of local scenes is a successful program by Metro Bank to capture community. How do we know it works? If you click on the comments button from the York Daily Record Facebook page above, you’ll find a community conversation about the photos, including a picture from a resident, Angie Deller Neff, with an arrow identifying her great uncle.

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Gettysburg 150: When Civil War generals needed info, they’d pick up a newspaper

Civil War generals would often acquire copies of newspapers published in the areas through which they were moving to add their repository of information. This is such a map showing Harrisburg at the time of the Confederate Gettysburg campaign. If Confederate Gen. Dick Ewell had secured this copy, he would have been well-briefed about the state capital he was fronting.

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Civil War comes to Hellam, Wrightsville, Lower Windsor – Linked in to York County history, 4/10/13

‘Civil War comes to: Hellam, Wrightsville, Lower Windsor ‘ , a coloring book, provides youngsters with an opportunity to learn about the War Between the States

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Small Old East York school spawns big memories: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 25, 2012

Mention the Hiestand Elementary School in Springettsbury Township’s Old East York neighborhood, and you’ll get a flood of memories from many people. ‘It surprises me how the school ignites a passionate memory in people,’ former student Pam Lee said. ‘I … Continue reading

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Meet the Stricklers – and the Rubys … Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 22, 2012

More neat stuff below: Helf carpet family/Milky Way Railroad/Hancock String Band Morgan Brenner’s upcoming talk at the Lower Windsor Historical Society is officially titled “Our Strickler Heritage.” But York countian Betsy Shaw, who flagged yorktownsquare.com about the talk, writes that … Continue reading

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