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Gettysburg 150th – Can you locate this unsung Civil War monument in York County, Pa.? Linked in with neat history stuff, May 15, 2012

Can you place this Civil War statue in York County? It’s a little off the beaten track. Actually, it honors those who served in the American Revolution, as well. It’s still there, decades after this photo was taken. See answer below or check out Civil War statue.) Images such as this from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News’ files, will be popular as public interest grows with the coming of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Also of interest: Check out more than 500 yorktownsquare.com stories and photographs about the Civil War in York County.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Scott Mingus and I will sign copies of their new book “Echoing Still: More Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.” on May 25 at Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market.

The signing for this book, tied to the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg,  is set from 10 a.m. to noon at the Loganville market.

Gettysburg 150th app: You can now download the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ new Gettysburg 150 app for iPads.

 The URR:  Guides Norma Grace and Ronald Strawbridge will lead a tour of historic Underground Railroad sites in Lancaster County on July 20.

A tour bus will load at 8 a.m. that day at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society headquarters, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499, and return about 4:30 p.m. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come basis at $90 for Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society members and $100 for nonmember. Phone: (717) 393-9745.

Steam into History:  Pieces of the Northern Central and Stewartstown railroads will meet up this year. The Stewartstown line has leased a locomotive to Steam into History, a budding excursion service on the old Northern Central.


The guvs from opposite sides of the aisle – George Leader and Tom Ridge – jointly appeared in the Yorktowne Hotel about a decade ago. This is one of several photographs of George Leader on ydr.com’s Media Center, a new gallery of local photographs offered on the website.

*The photograph captures the Civil War statue at Salem Square in the western part of York City. It honors the York Rifles, a local unit that responded early in both the Civil War and American Revolution.