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Old and new in York, Pa.: Captured in one photograph

Linked in/Neat stuff below: Slate experts coming to York County/The Avenues revisited ‘Some York architecture happiness,’ York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel wrote in a Tweet. Indeed. It also shows the old and the new in York, Pa. … Continue reading

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Delta-Peach Bottom slate splitter (say that fast 3 times) coming to Stewartstown

Author and historian Roger Wilson will demo the practice of slate splitting (say that fast three times) at a Stewartstown, Pa., Historical Society demonstration on May 8. Wilson will talk about the Welsh and their slate quarrying in the Delta-Peach Bottom area in the 19th century.

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Welsh brought unique culture to corner of York County: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Sept. 5, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the old Gettysburg Cyclorama, what’s left of Foustown’s smokestack and Delta’s Old Line Museum.

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The Delta-Cardiff slate splitters? (It’s not a musical group.) Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – April 21, 2011

The annual Delta-Cardiff Heritage Festival is set for Saturday, April 30. A full slate of events are planned to demonstrate the Welsh mining culture of that area, illustrated here by an artisan splitting slate from a past festival. (See additional … Continue reading

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Delta’s Welsh mining cottages: ‘Some day they’ll be in good repair’

This is a clear shot of one of the four remaining original Welsh cottages just north of the Mason-Dixon Line in the Delta/Peach Bottom Township area. The Old Line Museum has begun to restore two of these cottages, built for … Continue reading

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