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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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11 questions and answers to prove your York County war smarts

Springettsbury Township’s Lee Davis peruses military coats in the ‘Front Porch to Front Lines: York County Goes to War’ exhibit at the York County Heritage Trust. The quiz below can be used by exhibit goers to sharpen their eye for details. … Continue reading

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Great War hero and pneumonia victim Jeannette Zinn of York: ‘She made the supreme sacrifice’

York native Jeannette Zinn died while serving with the YMCA in war-torn Europe in 1918. Background posts: From war bonds to pets and people and Spanish flu epidemic in York: ‘People died one right after the other’ and Easter in … Continue reading

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