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How you can absorb Peach Bottom/Delta Welsh culture in a Sunday afternoon

You might recognize this distinctive door and stonework as part of the front of a Welsh miners’ cottage in Peach Bottom Township, Pa. Tours of a Coulsontown cottage will be offered as part of the Delta Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 8.

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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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York City has a long association with alligators. Yes, alligators. Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 22, 2012

York City has a long association with alligators. Yes, alligators.

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York County slate mining 21st-century style: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 6, 2012

  Slate mining was a primary occupation among the Welsh in southeastern York County, Pa., from about 1850 to World War I. But here Joey L. Wildasin of Joey L. Wildasin Slate Roofing mines slates in a different way. He … Continue reading

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About Delta, Pa., VFW post’s name: ‘The story of John S. Murphy is representative of the cost’

Mari Morgan, left, who grew up in Wales, listens to Don Robinson talk about the interior of a Welsh quarrymen’s cottage in Coulsontown, Peach Bottom Township in this York Daily Record/Sunday News files photo from 2007. The cottages, built around … Continue reading

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Coulsontown’s Welsh miners’ cottages: ‘Once they’re gone, there’s nothing else like them’

Volunteer Tom Sadler repoints the walls of Welsh quarry worker cottages in Peach Bottom Township. ‘It’s good for them to be preserving this history for the future generation,’ he said. By them, he means two-year owner Old Line Museum in … Continue reading

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