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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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Icepocalypse or Treepocalypse? Either way, crews still are carving up big trees

Fire and ice? This photograph about sums up Icepocalypse, the storm that has left thousands of York countians without power even today, three days after this week’s storm. Jane Lindhorn submitted this photo to YDR.com’s Your Photos gallery. ‘A fallen branch contacted the power line and burned,’ she wrote.

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How York County observed Pearl Harbor anniversary

These are scenes from the annual event in which York County honors survivors of Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Bulge, connected to the anniversary of ‘the day that will live in infamy.’ This Pearl Harbor observance photo gallery captures even more of the day. At Autumn House East, Mary Moon was among those honored. She was one of the first 288 women officers commissioned in the regular Navy under the provisions of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948, according to York County Heritage Trust records.

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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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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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