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A little groundhog in your meat pie? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Oct. 24, 2009

The York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News and MediaOnePa has released a new York County area picture book, “Capture York.” The book is packed with user-submitted photographs. Melanie Wallace took this cover photograph. For details, visit www.captureyork.com. (See additional photo below.) Also of interest: Horse, buggy, one-room school make York County comeback. and The Four YorkBloggers write and Postcards tell story of York County community .

Here’s a chance to see an Amish school up close.
The GFWC New Holland Area Woman’s Club is hosting its 11th Annual ‘HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES’ Nov. 14,10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Lancaster County tour includes 8 homes and an Amish School. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 on tour day.
Proceeds benefit community and charitable organizations including ELANCO Library, Liberty Fire Co., New Holland Recreation Center, New Holland Park Summer Arts Program and the park playground, New Holland Rescue Squad, Garden Spot Soccer League, and Garden Spot Little League. For tickets and further information, call 717-351-9995.
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American Gothic? No, a photo from Capture York. Dianne Bowders submitted this circa 1914, taken from a family album. Notice the groundhog, killed on their Manchester Township farm. (Check out these recipes.)
Joe Stein, who always shares neat stuff about York County history, shared a link to some old postcards on eBay.
He points out that another way to see old postcards on there is to go to eBay and search for “york, pa postcards” no account needed.
Gametimepa.com, a Central Pa. sports site with stories and photos from the York Daily Record/Sunday News and three other Central Pennsylvania newspapers, is developing a local sports history sports section. Visit that site at http://www.gametimepa.com/localhistory
– Blogger June Lloyd is in to the chips, potato chips, that is. With the sale of Hanover Utz chips to cross-town rival Snyder’s of Hanover, here series on York County potato chips is particularly relevant.
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