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Names of York: Loretta Claiborne

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: Loretta Claiborne Building, South George Street in York

Who was it named after? Claiborne, who was born mentally retarded and legally blind and who went on to become a noted athlete and an advocate for the disabled.

Fun fact: I was lucky enough to hear Loretta Claiborne speak when I was in high school, as part of a leadership conference. It was amazing. She’s been the subject of a movie, “The Loretta Claiborne Story,” and several books, all of which you should check out if you can.

Source: York Town Square blog

Do you have a suggestion of a place in York County named for a person? If so, post a comment! I’m going to work my way through some likely ones, such as schools and parks, but I need other suggestions too!

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