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More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Edgar Fahs Smith MIddle School in York Who was it named after? Edgar Fahs Smith (1854-1928), a college chemistry professor and noted chemist. Fun fact: Smith was possibly the most distinguished alumnus of York County Academy, a forerunner of

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: P. Joseph Raab County Park in North Codorus Township Who was it named after? P. Joseph Raab was a former York County Commissioner who, in 1968, recognized the need for the preservation of open space and recreational areas and

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Farquhar Park in York, plus numerous other sites (take your pick; in fact, comment and let me know what other “Farquhar” places there are!) Who was it named after? Industrialist A.B. Farquhar, who presented the city of York with

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Grace E. Loucks Elementary School, West York (West York Area School District) Who was it named after? Grace E. Loucks, a well-regarded district educator Fun fact: This was the original William Penn High School, built in the early 1900s.

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Leib Elementary School, Dover Township (Dover Area School District) Who was it named after? George N. Leib was a longtime teacher and principal in the Dover district. Fun fact: This name was suggested by my friend Tracey, who went