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Remember these great photos from 2010? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Jan. 4, 2011

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Jason Plotkin captured this shot of chickens running loose as firefighters battled a fire that claimed their home, a barn in northwestern York County’s Franklin Township. Photographers picked their favorite shots of 2010 in a recent newspaper photo spread (1/2/11). See additional photograph below, perhaps the most memorable local photo of 2010. Here’s the past work of other York County photographers: J. David Allen’s work featured in: Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging Sears photograph, and Bil Bowden: Photographer tramps to far reaches of York County and Bill Schintz: Jimmy Carter in York County: ‘He knelt down and prayed’ .

Neat stuff from all over … .
Randy Edsall, former Susquehannock star and late of Connecticut, is the new head football coach at the University of Maryland.
So, those local players of former Susquehannock star Chaz Powell’s caliber will be geographically in between the lure the Penn State and Maryland.
It will be the Joe v. Randy show… .

In case you missed it: My York Sunday News column (1/2/11) re-purposed several posts from this blog: ‘Did you know’ about the Durangs, Elm Beach, Yorkana? It broke lose some photos of Elm Beach. Stay tuned.
Expert preservationist: The Stewartstown Historical Society has a new president, Donald W. Linebaugh, who has great credentials in historic preservation. Those York countians who are uneasy with the Maryland Migration – people working in Maryland and living here – often overlook the deep pool of talent available to York County communities.
Recommended blog post of the day: Yorkblogger Joan Concilio wrote her own retrospective of 2010: Wrapping up 2010 in York County fashion.
Recommended forum of the day, The Exchange: Exchangers are talking about reports of a new museum in Columbia, Lancaster County.

This spray-painted image serves as a reminder that there’s a car under the white stuff in Red Lion. This came in the aftermath of the Feb. 11 snowstorm. Remember that one, and its sister storm?

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