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Distinctive Indian Rock loaned its name – and really its identity – to neighboring dam: Linked in to history, 2/13/13

Adams’ barn/’Star-Spangled’ visit/1914 wedding reenacted

The Gazette and Daily calendar art for 1943 – 70 years ago – shows the distinctive rock formation that gave its name to Indian Rock Dam. Interestingly, the dam was completed in 1942 so the calendar photograph is already looking back to those days before the flood control project went up and Indian Rock’s landmark head could be seen against the horizon. Beth Reinhold, a collector of all kinds of interesting artifacts and ephemera, submitted this interesting view. Also of interest: Indian Rock Dam, controller of Codorus flooding, celebrated its 70th birthday in 1942.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Adams County has an active barn documentation and preservation program.

As far as I know, no such group exists in York County.

So when the Adams County group makes the news, it’s of interest, particularly when it’s tied to the Civil War.

A Gettysburg Times story explores the significance of Adams County barns – used for hospitals or refuges for fighting men, in a recent story: Regular group works to save historic Adams County barns.

Interesting occupation: Deb McCauslin does useful and helpful work in documenting Adams County history.

A recent Hanover Evening Sun piece tells about the black community in Adams County and their work in all those orchards over there. Engaging stuff. Check out: Setting Adams County history straight. And check out this slideshow of northern Adams County Underground Railroad sites.

Lyrical visit: Francis Scott Key’s ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ lyrics will be on display in Frederick, home of its writer on Flag Day. Actually, they’ll be brought to Key’s grave on that day, reunited for the first time with the Maryland writer after death. Check out:  Francis Scott Key’s gravesite.

Did you ever wonder about wedding ceremonies from the past? Here’s a reenactment from a 100-year-old wedding recently at Trinity Lutheran Church, West York.