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History mystery photo: Tea time in York County, Pa.

Neat stuff/linked in: Dispatch moves/YDR at Newseum ‘The second floor oriel sitting area of the (location at bottom) is set for tea,’ York countian Dianne Bowders wrote in a caption in Your Photos. That’s the setting, but where is this … Continue reading

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Living historian to recreate Abe Lincoln’s trip to Gettysburg via Hanover Junction

Civil War fans have another major Gettysburg 150 moment coming on Nov. 19 – the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln stayed in the Wills House, partly seen at left in this five-year-old photo from atop the Gettysburg Hotel. Of course, the president passed through Hanover Junction and Hanover traveling to and from Gettysburg. The excursion train Steam into History will observe part of the president’s journey from New Freedom to Hanover Junction and back with the appearance of living historian James Hayney.

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Korean War, ‘The Forgotten War,’ remembered: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 26, 2012

Neat stuff below: Eisenhart Wallcoverings/Avalong Farms/British in Felton Anniversary No. 62 of the start of the Korean War came and went quietly on Monday. That day marked the North Korean invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950. The headline … Continue reading

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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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York County ‘Remember’ series: In Korean War era, ‘Everyone knew the American singer Kate Smith’

Wounded Korean War Marine George Eyler talked with his mom and dad, Emigsville’s Florence and Charles Eyler, on national television in 1952. This York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News video captures that moment. Also of interest: Crowd to Truman on second … Continue reading

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