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Milkweed, a gentle York County native plant that attracts butterflies, played an important wartime role

Milkweed is a native York County plant. Its deep roots made it readily available in World War II. Many people alive today remembering picking milk weed pods in that war, often as part of their school day. They were used for many thing, including forming the stuffing in life jackets that gave them buoyancy – and saved many a fighting man’s life. Perhaps the grandfather of this milkweed plant – in a native plant garden in York City – provided pods for America in World War II.

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Central Market, as you’ve never seen it: Linked in to York County, Pa., history, June 7, 2013

‘The First Supper” is opening on First Friday in York, Pa., tonight. The glasswork will be shown in Rudy Collective’s exhibit, ‘The First Supper.’ That exhibit features a variety of media from woodwork, mosaics and stained glass to light fixtures, birdhouses and sculptures. That’s York’s Central Market visible through the stained-glass panel, which places the exhibit at 38 North Gallery, 38 N. Beaver St.

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York countian sculpting gears and sprockets and scrap into art: Linked in to history, 6/3/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers street rods as ‘Art in Motion,’ upcycling and the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at James Smith’s gravesite on July 4.

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Vic Wertz, York, Pa.’s, famous Major Leaguer, to be honored in Reading: Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 4/1/13

Vic Wertz was born in York, Pa., and spent his first 11 years here. He still has family here. And his name lives on, most famously as the Cleveland Indian who hit the massive long out that Willie Mays pulled down in the 1954 World Series. But his most spectacularly achievement was that he returned to a productive Major League Baseball career after contracting polio. His name is back in the news because of efforts to name a field after him at a Berks County youth sports facility.

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Hex Murder witchcraft trials … ‘and they happened in York County': Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 3/27/13

It will be an interesting night in Glen Rock, Pa., when J. Ross McGinnis takes the podium in April to talk about the Hex Murder of 1928. McGinnis is an attorney with a gift for spinning a tale – only a true, terrible tale in this case. He will tell how three young assailants attacked suspected witch Nelson Rehmeyer to break a spell in a remote hollow not far from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.

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Artful York County workmanship in a big heavy product: Linked in to York County history, 2/27/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Creativity Unleashed, the journalism/history blog ‘Digital Notebook,’ the draining of Meadow Grounds Lake and a new statue of Abe Lincoln in Gettysburg.

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York artist illustrates Creativity Unleashed: Linked in to history, 1/21/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Earl Weaver memories, Perdue’s soybean processing plant, Creativity Unleashed and MLK Day observances.

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Pennsylvania is where these bodies are buried, II: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 18, 2012

Two writers have published another volume of Keystone Tombstones, telling about famous burial sites around Pennsylvania

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Civil War cannon shell, unearthed near Hanover, never exploded: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 10, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers narrow gauge railroads, an unexploded Civil War shell and street art in the City of York.

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