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These 10 York County history topics are graduate theses waiting to happen, Part II

This photo does what it was meant to do: Capture York, Pa.’s, industrial might in World War II. With this many execs in command and the York Plan in high gear, the Allies would win against the Axis threat. (When … Continue reading

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York County’s Vietnam Memorial: Getting ready for its 5-year anniversary

Hard to believe. It’s been five years since the York County Vietnam Memorial went up at the York Expo Center. Here’s the Oct. 3, 2009, story on its public introduction to prove it: 2,000 witness unveiling of York County Vietnam Memorial. In this photo, workers prepare the memorial for its fifth anniversary observance in October. Chapter 1032 Vietnam Veterans of America is planning the event at the memorial, the work of York County sculptor, Lorann Jacobs.

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Medal of Honor and Gettysburg hero Lt. Alonzo Cushing: ‘He certainly deserved the medal’

Alonzo Cushing’s story begins like this: ‘Gen. George Pickett’s Division advanced on Cemetery Ridge on the afternoon of July 3, 1863, and the booming guns in Battery A of the 4th U.S. Artillery started to go silent as the men assigned to them were killed. Lt. Alonzo Cushing, a 22-year-old from Wisconsin who had graduated from West Point two years earlier, watched his men die around him.

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Working on Steam into History’s railroad – Linked in to York County history, 4/11/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Roundtown’s one-room school, the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War, YDR/WGAL’s town meeting and working on Steam into History’s railroad

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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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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’s Vietnam War deaths adjusted to reflect those in theater of war. But sacrifice is still immense.

Ron Herman’s sunglasses reflect the statue honoring veterans of the Vietnam War at the York (Pa.) Expo Center unveiled on Oct. 3. Also of interest: Map aficionados will love bird’s-eye view of York County and Vietnam vets wall moves York … Continue reading

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Meditate on these names of brave York countians who paid ultimate price in Vietnam War

The proposed Vietnam Veterans Monument, to honor those who died in the Vietnam War, will be located in the left angle of the triangular parcel where the carnival is located in this photograph at the York Expo Center. The rest … Continue reading

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