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Burning of Chambersburg in Civil War: ‘It’s hard to imagine the destruction’

Jubal Early’s Confederates burned Chambersburg, Pa., 150 years ago this week. ‘It’s hard to imagine the destruction that followed the burning of Chambersburg by Confederate troops on July 30, 1864. The fire destroyed 550 structures, left 2,000 people homeless and resulted in more than $750,000 in lost property,’ the Public Opinion in Chambersburg wrote in: The Burning of Chambersburg: 150 years later. A year earlier, Early’s men occupied York, Pa., about 50 miles to the East.

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Codorus Street Reunion packed with history, meaning: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 24, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the York County company that makes uniforms for Russian Olympians, former Olympic officials from York County and more on Preserving York’s Shady Lane picnic.

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Over the years, Warner’s Dairy Complex has changed a bit: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 20, 2012

The transformation of Warner’s Dairy Complex, complete with airport, into Lion’s Pride Restaurant and Dairyland Square Shopping Center and associated buildings is just plain interesting. This image, from John F.M. Wolfe’s ‘Profile of Aviation,’ shows the airplane hangars in the … Continue reading

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Much history has happened on Accomac site: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 18, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car design, reenacting the burning of Chambersburg and a new book on the Accomac site.

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Furniture making in York County, again, fascinates folks: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 7, 2012

Today’s Yorktownsquare.com post covers Boring Furniture Co. tables, ‘Nine Months in York Town’, Conowingo Dam, and Gettysburg reenactment.

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