York Town Square

Part of the USAToday Network

Who was York’s first elected female mayor? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – May 27, 2011

Elizabeth Marshall, the first elected female mayor of York, remains in the public realm. Here, the 92-year-old talks with a visitor at West York, Pa.’s, Community S.E.N.I.O.R.S. center. Marshall testified last week before a U.S. Senate panel about legislation that helps seniors remain independent. Marshall, elected in the 1970s, was not York’s first female mayor. Jessie Gross was appointed mayor upon the death of John Snyder in 1969. Today, Kim Bracey’s, York’s third female mayor, holds office. Also of interest: Mattie Chapman, first black elected county official profiled, Pioneering women in state politics and 10 years ago, York’s exclusive Lafayette Club became less exclusive.

Neat stuff from all over …

Scott Mingus and I have a rare joint booksigning from 6:30-8:30 p.m, Friday, June 17, at Borders in York.
The signing of our co-authored “Civil War Voices from York County,” linked to Father’s Day, comes two days after we present to the York Civil War Roundtable.
It was quite a job syncing our schedules.
Stop by either or both… .

Post of note: Jeff Koons, York native and internationally known pop artist Jeff Koons was interviewed by the publication Jewish Week recently. Visit: FEGS Honors Pop Artist Jeff Koons Caroline Lagnado wrote the story.
Event of the week: The National Watch and Clock Museum playing host to a workshop on “Understanding Watches of the Civil War” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 30, The workshop is designed especially for Civil War reenactors, but is open to anyone with a passion for history and watchmaking, a museum release states.
Recommended blog post of the day: Check out this four-story lighthouse in York County – another in a series of posts on that topic – courtesy of Only York.
Recommended forum of the day:There’s an Exchange thread on an appropriate holiday weekend topic in York County: Bury’s World Famous Hamburgers.