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Yorktownsquare.com covers native York countian and author Maxine Swann, the whereabouts of a famed portrait of Marquis de Lafayette and the possible location of a York County ballpark where Babe Ruth played.

A new marker for an unknown Confederate soldier was unveiled at his longtime burial spot along the Susquehanna River recently. In my York Sunday News column today (3/14/13) – Another unknown soldier – I suggest we remember another unknown soldier, a black militiaman fighting for the Union on Pennsylvania soil in Wrightsville.

Remember when Sears, Roebuck and Co. operated in the York County, Pa., Shopping Center? Now at the Galleria in the York area, Sears has discontinued its portrait center here and in its stores across the United States.

Diehl’s one-room school, located in North Codorus Township, York County, was one of 300 such schools that representated a way of life for generations. John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society, sent this image along with a narrative of one-room school life by another local student of history, the late Roger E. Shaffer. One-room schools continue to fascinate folks, so yorktownsquare.com profiles them in an occasional series.

This scene of Springettsbury Township’s Camp Security is one of several drawn by British prisoner Roger Lamb incarcerated at this American Revolution POW camp. It will go on display at a public fundraising event to purchase land where the camp sat in 1781 to 1783. York, County, Pa.’s, Camp Security is the last remaining undeveloped POW camp from the American Revolution.