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The Pennsylvania State House that is no more: Linked in with neat history stuff – Feb. 22, 2011

The Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg is seen, circa 1890, in this Metro Bank painting. The building was built in 1822 and destroyed by fire in 1897. It was replaced by the current building about eight years later. This mural, taken from a Historical Society of Dauphin County photo, can be seen in Metro Bank’s downtown Harrisburg office. Other posts that show Metro Bank murals: Memorable Avalong eatery and On the Square in York, Pa. and World War II homecoming parade.

Neat stuff from all over … .
Carolyn Young is on the hunt for the old stone Stonybrook one-room school, which she believes was on the corner of Rehmeyer’s Hollow Road and Stonybrook Road in southern York County.
Here is her edited query:

We do not know if it was torn down or remodeled with some other material or just what happened to it. My aunt and I had been looking for it but never found it. My grandmother Florence Graham Miller taught there for a few years during WWI on her emergency school certificate because they called her since the war began to help teach. They took many teachers from the area to fight. I know there are a good many people still living who may know about the school and even have pictures of the classes with her in it or just the classes. I sure would love to see some of them if they are out there and maybe even have some copies of them as my granddaughter is now studying to be a teacher too. She has an assignment to do the family tree & history and would like to include some of the info there. My aunt is close to 80 and would also like to go back to see the school where her mother taught or just have some memories of what and who still remember. She was the youngest of three and my mom died (who would have known a little more) almost 3 years ago and my Uncle J. Herbert Miller was killed in the last months of WWII. So we do not have many to help us find the info and would appreciate your help to locate more about Stonybrook school.

If you have information, comment below or contact Carolyn.
Recommended link: Dover and Green Bay’s John Kuhn rings the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
Recommended event: A book signing is set for Gettysburg’s American History Bookstore from 3-5 p.m. on March 5. Yorkbloggerr Scott L. Mingus, Sr. will sign copies of his revised and expanded book, “Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River” and his sons Scott L. Mingus, Jr., of Dover, and Dr. Thomas M. Mingus, of Manchester Township, will sign copies of their debut book, “Human Interest Stories of the Civil War.” Questions: American History Store, 717-338-0631.
Recommended blog post of the day: Universal York’s June Lloyd blogged about visitors from across the pond: York, England Visitors Spent “Happiest 10 Days of Our Lives” in York, Pennsylvania
Forum of the day: Check out this thread about the 100,000th post on the Exchange for the chance to win a free dinner with Yorkblogger Joan Concilio.
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