Digging York County’s Camp Security: Spanish silver coin dated 1780
Linked in/Neat stuff: Pronouncing ‘Utz’ in Ireland/Venerable Precision Components
A Spanish silver coin found last week during the Camp Security archaeological dig is marked with the date of 1780 http://t.co/b5bMtIE1N6
— YDR online (@ydrcom) September 3, 2014
The dig continues at Springettsbury Township’s Camp Security, the prisoner-of-war camp that detained British prisoners from 1781-83. That Spanish silver coin, for example. Wonder what it would be worth today? And the dig is producing great quotes, as in the following:
Another interesting development. Dig officials are asking people who secured artifacts from the site over the years to let them see them. They won’t change hands. Experts just want to view these to understand the camp’s story more completely. Also, for links about the dig, check out: 10 ways to increase your knowledge about York’s British prisoner-of-war camp.
Other neat stuff from all over … .
All good fun: Could the fine folks in Ireland pronounced these Central Pennsylvania words – Utz, Pfaltgraff, scrapple?
Venerable company: Precision Components goes way back in York County. So you always take notice when it makes the news.
But interestingly, it was newsworthy this week for something that doesn’t happen every day in York County – workers go out on strike.
History mystery: York County, home to big buildings: