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Obscure York plaque points to young, unsung hero of World War I

Reminders about our history is everywhere around York, Pa. Here’s one. This plate is affixed to the door in the former home of the Visiting Nurse Association in the 200 block of York’s East Market St. Those furnishings are long gone, VNA is operating elsewhere and the building is usefully deployed by Keystone Auctions. But this York Daily Record photo gives us an opportunity to bring forth word of this unsung hero of Jeannette Zinn. In this story about Jeannette Zinn, I wrote that a room was furnished in the Girls’ Club in York. It appears that the VNA played host to the Girls’ Club because here’s that room.

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Two York, Pa., events tell one theme: Individuals can affect change

Central Pennsylvania’s PennOwl Productions perform ‘Susquehanna to Freedom: The role of the Underground Railroad on the Susquehanna River.’  The theater group will perform playwright Dorothy King’s production on Sept. 20 at York College. A presentation on the performance by King, a … Continue reading

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Underground Railroad on the Susquehanna: From Havre de Grace, Md., to Cooperstown, N.Y.

Actress Monika Ross is seen in the character of York County’s Amanda Berry in the play ‘Susquehanna to Freedom: The Role of the Susquehanna River in the Underground Railroad.’ Dr. Dorothy King, a York native, will present about PennOwl Production’s play on Sept. 6. A news release says the drama tells the story of three slaves who traveled northward on the Susquehanna from Havre de Grace, Md. – where the Susquehanna River enters the Chesapeake Bay.

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How far the old Gettysburg Cyclorama building has fallen. Linked in to York/Adams history, 1/11/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Shady Maple, a dramatic production about the Underground Railroad, a 14-year-old Civil War author and the demise of the old Gettysburg Cyclorama building

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It is time for a York County Arts & Entertainment Hall of Fame

Jeff Koons and Kim Bracey meet before the mayor’s State of the City Address at Central Market in York. Koons, members of the rock band Live and playwright Dorothy King were honored with arts awards.  (Click to enlarge image. See … Continue reading

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York’s West Princess Street in 1950s: ‘I knew there was something special about that area’

The 300 block of West Princess Street in York, Pa., seen in this 2001 photograph in the York Sunday News, was the childhood home of numerous achievers. Panelists at an upcoming Black History Month event will discuss growing up in … Continue reading

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York native, playwright Dorothy E. King earning place in history

Dorothy E. King is a playwright and a professor of sociology. This York native grew up on West Princess Street, York, Pa., with many other people of accomplishment. Here, she looks on as her play, ‘Mr. Dr. Lehrer Friend,’ is performed in her hometown.

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