Tag Archives: Scott Mingus

Wanted: Fresh eyes, new insights in York County’s history community

Journalist/historian Ted Sickler works with York County Heritage Trust’s Lila Fourhman-Shaull on an upcoming book about people drawn by 19th-century York, Pa., artist Lewis Miller. Before turning to the book, they had reviewed an upcoming scholarly journal. Both the Miller … Continue reading

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The 4 Yorkbloggers still writing about history. But make that 5.

Readers discovered the old York, Pa., Hiway Theater in June 2013 when Yorkblogger Joan Concilio compiled reader memories of the long-gone moviehouse. This is one way that Yorkbloggers ply their craft: They ask for – and receive information and memories from others. They bring it together and redistribute it in a winsome way so that others might enjoy the moments.

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‘Old Dorm,’ Gettysburg’s Schmucker Hall, at sunrise

Noel Kline arose early to get this photograph of Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Schmucker Hall at sunrise in May 2013. A month later, the scene was less tranquil as re-enacters were camping around that area as part of Gettysburg 150 observances. ‘Old Dorm,’ as it was called, was dedicated as a museum as part of that event. Today, the museum, which served as a hospital in the Battle of Gettysburg, offers 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibits. The winter, with relatively few tourists, provides an easy opportunity to see Gettysburg sites.

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Gettysburg 150th spawning virtual offerings and actual events and exhibits

This photograph of a Civil War re-enactor is part of a slide show of those who take part in this popular hobby at ydr.com’s Media Center. The Media Center will showcase numerous slideshows from Gettysburg 150 observances in York and Adams counties this year. It is one of several virtual offerings and actual exhibits and events planned this year.

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Civil War Voices from York County, Pa., are echoing still

Civil War historians Scott L. Mingus Sr. and James McClure have written a sequel to their popular 2011 book “Civil War Voices.”

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Aged York County veteran put on old Civil War uniform in pursuit of pension

‘Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.’ should be released in time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

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Battle of Wrightsville – Rare photograph of the battlefield, Part 2: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 26, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com provides insight about the Battle of Wrightsville, the sentencing of former state Revenue Secretary Steve Stetler and efforts to preserve the Stewartstown Railroad.

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Reader to magazine: Remember, York County was involved in the Civil War

The photographs made by York Township’s Dianne Bowders are favorites of this blog. She finds landscapes, scenery and landmarks that just seem to fit here. And her photographs are perfectly composed and she finds just the right light. Here, she … Continue reading

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Part II: Recent books demonstrate York County has much history to explore, and researchers are digging into it

This is the cover of a new book about the mother church of York County’s Lutherans, titled ‘On the Codorus, The History of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church York, Pennsylvania 1733 through 2011.’ A summary on the York County Heritage Trust … Continue reading

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Anyone remember the swimming pool owned by Glady of Stewartstown? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 4, 2012

For years, the openings and closing of community pools have attracted interest. York’s Farquhar Park pool, long replaced by the Y’s Graham Aquatic Center, is one. Relatives of the owner of Glady’s Pool in Stewartstown recently put out a call … Continue reading

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