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Gettysburg’s compelling annual Sacred Trust series has become a must-visit at the battlefield

Jennifer Murray speaks on ‘ “From These Honored Dead” ‘: Gettysburg and World War II’ at the Sacred Trust’s Talks and Book Signings that concludes today. (Check out today’s schedule). The three-day annual event features big-league Civil War experts speaking … Continue reading

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J. Horace Rudy’s art found in places outside borders of his adopted York County, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Valuable Fraktur/Street Rod invasion, 2015 style   Derek Dilks is a history-minded developer. His most recent project is renovation of the Pullman apartments in York, Pa., former home of the city’s noted, early 20th-century noted automaker. … Continue reading

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These 10 York County history topics are graduate theses waiting to happen, Part II

This photo does what it was meant to do: Capture York, Pa.’s, industrial might in World War II. With this many execs in command and the York Plan in high gear, the Allies would win against the Axis threat. (When … Continue reading

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POW camps: How many have operated in York County, 2 or 3 or 4?

Nineteenth-century artist Lewis Miller captures the façade of York, Pa.’s, Washington Hall, built in 1849. The building, sometimes referred to as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows or IOOF hall, housed overflow prisoners after the Battle of Gettysburg. Chief Surgeon Henry Palmer had threatened to resign, rather than treat Rebel wounded, according to letter writer Cassandra Small. The hospital and its satellites were military posts, so Washington Hall can be viewed as a prisoner of war camp site.

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Story revives memories of oft-forgotten York County POW camp

This drawing gives an idea of the size and scope of Camp Stewartstown, the World War II German prisoner of war camp in southeastern York County, Pa. Now, the former camp is a park and baseball field next to the … Continue reading

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