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This York County witch doctor schooled scientists about powwowing in early 1930s

York countian Jacob Zellers spoke to an American University class about ‘charms, cures and curses’ circa 1931. He made a distinction between powwowing and other ‘good influences’ and witchcraft and hexing, both ‘bad influences.’ A reporter sat in on the class, and this story appeared in The Philadelphia Record and other newspapers after the Hex Murder and its subsequent trials in 1928-29.

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Remember York County’s big 250th birthday celebration in 1999? Much has happened in the past 15 years

Neat stuff/Linked in: Book Blast cometh/Out near Avalongs Hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the big 250th anniversary celebration of the birth of York County, Pa. That all-year observance crested in August 1999. It produced many mementos and … Continue reading

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