Learn from one of the area’s history speakers at your group’s next event
Here’s a compilation of photo galleries with explanatory captions, and links, of many neat York County places. Some might be new to you.
Aug. 19 marks the 265th anniversary of the original York County courthouse’s groundbreaking and the 270th anniversary of York County, the fifth of 67 counties formed in Pennsylvania and the first west of the Susquehanna River
“She is able to give us a real story about the value of our history,” Jeff Kirkland of the York African American History Society said about York native Debra Newman Ham.
Check out this neat, unrelated stuff about York County, including skateboard deck art and when Gen. Devers paraded through York, Pa.
The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin’s photos from above the Norman Wood Bridge are telling for several reasons. With a Susquehanna River bed like that, it’s obvious why the river over the centuries could not be navigated – or at least navigated by flatboats only in certain rainy seasons. It’s also why canals had to be put in on both sides of the river so that farmers and merchants could get their goods to market on the Chesapeake Bay.