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Roll out the barrels in York County, Pa.: Linked in with neat history stuff: Dec. 27, 2010

York countian Dianne Bowders captured the sloping inside of the Conestoga Wagon on display at the York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum. The inside of those giant wagons were sloped to keep barrels inside from rolling and shifting. “Conestoga Wagons were built about 1750 in the Conestoga Valley of Lancaster Co.,” she wrote. “Wagon drivers smoked rolled tobacco leaves called ‘stogies,’ from the word Conestoga.” For additional scenes of York County from the camera of Dianne Bowders, visit ‘Your Photos.’ Other Diane Bowders photographs: Can you imagine a more tranquil place? and York Valley Inn relocated and The Codorus Creek in placid mode.

Neat stuff from all over… .
The funding is lining up to purchase property that might contain a piece of Camp Security, the former prisoner of war camp from the American Revolution.
A York Daily Record/Sunday News story bearing this news gives this background about the site:

Camp Security has been nationally recognized as one of the most historically significant and endangered sites.
The National Trust identified it as one of the nation’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2005. Two years ago, a 114-page report to Congress about the historic preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 sites listed the camp as a priority for preservation. It was one of only five considered to be threatened in both the short and long term for being damaged or destroyed.

Recommended site of the day: The Shady Del Knight hands out some thanks for those who have aided his blog on the Shady Dell, the old south York teen hangout. Those kudos include several York countians.
Recommended blog post of the day: Yorkblogger Erin McCracken explores the film “Unstoppable,” film in Pennsylvania, but not in York County. She also reminds her readers about a runaway locomotive that ran from New Freedom through Seven Valleys in the 1990s.
Forum of the day Readers share their memories of downtown York stores in Yorkblogger Joan Concilio’s More memories of stores in downtown York.
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