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Dillsburg’s Jane Alexander: ‘A walking history textbook of the past 50 years of Pennsylvania politics’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Stauffer animal crackers/Veterans Memorial Bridge’s lights
In his recent York Sunday News column, Gordon Freireich has this to say about Jane Alexander, the first female state legislator from York County: ‘When some people enter a room they just fill it with their personality and life experiences. Jane Alexander — a walking history textbook of the past 50 years in Pennsylvania politics — is one of those people.’ Nice summary. He captured much sage counsel from this former legislator, who gained office in the 1960s. Here’s an example: ‘So many times I have been the only woman in so many situations. I never used my position as a woman to influence things. I did it as a member of the group. But if you see an opportunity to help women, take it.” And: “Women are interested in the people they can help. To advance the cause of women, it’s not enough to get to the top spot; you have to reach out and help other women.” Also of interest: Check out these stories and photos about Jane Alexander and other pioneering York County political figures.

Other neat stuff from all over … .

Gordon Freireich wrote another interesting piece  about Stauffer’s of York, Pa. and their big food line: animal crackers.

“Stauffer Biscuit Company’s Animal Crackers are one of delicious secrets of York County,” he wrote.

New light on things


Veterans Memorial Bridge is shown with its new lights and with the dividend of joining two counties. ‘The project has not only brought York and Lancaster together, (Rivertownes Claire) Storm said, it drew the collaboration and economic support of several local and federal entities,’ a York Daily Record story stated.

 Murals of York

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Ah, one of several panels from the York Fair mural — one of several panels that make up the 170-foot-wide mural. That mural on the side of East Market Street’s parking garage is one of 18 such large-scale murals in York. The York County Heritage Trust offers tours of the colorful panels on Tuesdays. Check out: Murals of York. 

The thinker
Artist Cliff Satterthwaite captures this scene at Golemeck’s market. The artist could not locate the market. ‘(P)ossible, maybe, the thinker might know?’ he wrote. For more artwork from the artist’s pencil or brush, check out: Satterthwaite.




History mystery: People were all over the map in locating this one. Check out the comments to see an ‘after’ photograph in the thread. Join in the conversation.