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Mary Berg and her diary made her ‘Anne Frank before Anne Frank’: Now visible to York County and the world

Journalists at the York, Pa., Daily Record occasionally hear stories about people who have accomplished much on the national stage residing in York County retirement communities. We pursue those stories. Sometimes, the reports are true; sometimes not. Other times, the achievers do not want the spotlight. The case of noted writer Zora Neale Hurston comes to mind, although the spotlight would have helped this financially beleaguered Harlem Renaissance author. Hurston’s accomplishments were unknown in her later years in Florida, and in fact, her burial site has not been located. The YDR – and most of the rest of the world – did not know about the fame of the late diarist Mary Berg when she lived for many years in York County. But thanks to Mike Argento’s profile, we know her now.

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Award-winning York County artist: ‘If you’re going to do it, do it right’: Linked in to history, 1/15/13

Yorktownsquare covers the work of artist Leonard Giknis, Jimmy Stewart’s visit to the York Fair and the old Lincoln Highway.

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