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Who are these York County guys? Linked in with neat history stuff – Oct. 7, 2010

York, Pa.’s, Dick Wilson is looking for information about this photo, which includes his father Warren W. Wilson, 5th from left, on back row. What choir is this photograph showing? Can anyone identify anyone else? Dick Wilson estimates that this photograph was taken sometime between 1909 and 1915. Warren Wilson was born and raised in Hellam Township, Pa., and graduated from Patrick Commercial School in 1906. Yorktownsquare.com readers who have information should comment below or contact Dick Wilson. Other musical groups of interest from York County past: Kind-spirited imitators from across the Mason-Dixon Line flatter York County’s Glen Rock Carolers and Segregated 350th Field Artillery Band: ‘The Black Devil Band took well in York’ and Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps: ‘York area has always been known for their musicians’.

Neat stuff from all over … .
Jim and Jean Leaman of the Avenues in York have queried about the Hench and Dromgold Mfg. Co., prominent in York County a century ago… .

Samuel Nevin Hench was the first owner of our house and Walker A. Dromgold’s house is next door. We have connected with the grandchildren (in their 80’s) of Samuel Hench and they will be staying with us for the third time in mid October. None of us know the history of the closing of the company. Wondering if you have anything.

If so, please let Jim and Jean know.
Incidentally, Jim and Jean’sbeautiful Linden Avenue house will be among the 12 in the Avenues participating in the Avenues Neighborhood Association’s home tour on Saturday, Oct. 16.
– A Yorktownsquare.com reader made a link between local fish and game organizations and Marcellus shale.
Many York countians have hunting camps in Potter County and elsewhere in the Marcellus shale region of central and northern Pennsylvania.
“Serious concerns about environment impact,” she wrote.
– Those old fire alarm boxes that are ubiquitous around York? They might be on their way out, according to a York Daily Record/Sunday New story, the way of the big blue mailbox and the milkman.
Blog post of the day: Yorkblogger Joan Concilio writes about Dippy eggs, the Wikipedia version.
Forum of the day, The Exchange: An Exchanger is looking for comments about Lancaster County’s National Christmas Museum and other sites an hour’s drive from York.
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