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Where does Delone as in Delone Catholic come from?

These folks are posing at the groundbreaking for Delone Catholic in McSherrystown, just over the York County line in Adams County on July 17, 1939. So where did the Delone come from. The Evening Sun in Hanover explained that Charles J. Delone, center with Bishop George L. Leech, was a Harvard-educated, civic-minded attorney in Hanover. McSherrystown recently declared a day of remembrance honoring the 150th years since the date of Delone’s birth.

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History mystery photo: Tea time in York County, Pa.

Neat stuff/linked in: Dispatch moves/YDR at Newseum ‘The second floor oriel sitting area of the (location at bottom) is set for tea,’ York countian Dianne Bowders wrote in a caption in Your Photos. That’s the setting, but where is this … Continue reading

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How Gettysburg celebrated the 50th anniversary of the battle: Linked in with neat history stuff, May 29, 2012

Gettysburg 150 is beginning to move up in the news, as it should. So, it’s interesting to see how Gettysburg 50 and other marker anniversaries were observed. Here, a Library of Congress photo, one of a set, details the Great Reunion, in 1913. Veterans of the North and South came to the Pennsylvania battlefield to shake hands and swap stories.

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