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More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York in Spring Garden Township Who was it named after? Longtime community banker Bob Pullo and his family. Interesting fact: Pullo was the former CEO of York Federal. Source: York Town

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center in York Who was it named after? Byrnes, a former emergency department nurse. Fun fact: Byrnes began a project in 1988 to establish a way to promote prevention of serious illnesses through education.

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Places: Paul Smith Library of Southern York County in Shrewsbury Who was it named after? Smith was a prominent York County builder. Fun fact: The library was renamed to honor Smith in early 2008 in recognition of Smith’s contribution of

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Places: Jacob L. Devers Elementary School in York Who was it named after? Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers, the highest-ranking military officer in a long list of York County military achievers. Fun fact: Besides being a four-star general in World War

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: McKinley Elementary School in York Who was it named after? President William McKinley, whose ancestors settled in York County in the 1700s. Fun fact: Ancestor David McKinley settled in Chanceford Township in 1743. Grandson David moved to Westmoreland County,