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Now, what’s pictured in this York County, Pa., photo? – Linked in with neat history stuff: Nov. 6, 2010

Felton’s Wanda Jackson’s “Inner Circle” received an honorable mention in York County Camera Club competition. The question is: What is this architectural gem? (See more below.) Also of interest: Who is the guy portrayed in the sculpture? and Mystery solved. Reader finds site of York-area’s first baseball stadium and Mystery photo. Where is that student sitting?

Neat stuff from all over … .
Columbia, just across the river from York County, is busy with Civil War commemorations.
Several events are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 14, in memory of the Lancaster County town’s role in the Civil War.
The day will kick off and be highlighted by honoring four civilians who helped keep the charging Confederates from crossing the Susquehanna River… .

At 1 p.m., the borough will honor the four men who set ablaze the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge on June 27, 1863, halting the advance of a brigade of Confederate soldiers from advancing.
Those four volunteers were John Q. Denny, John Lockard, Jacob Miller and Jacob Rich.
For details, contact Bill Kloidt, 684-9500:
Have you heard? Smarty Jones, Kentucky Derby winner in 2004 is moving to the Felton-area’s Ghost Ridge Farms.
From Ghost Ridge’s Web site, from owner Tarry Bratton:

“As I am sure most of you have heard, Smarty Jones is moving to Ghost Ridge Farms in PA. We are currently brainstorming ideas for upcoming events to introduce Smarty Jones to the public. We are getting an overwhelming amount of calls, interviews and publicity. Please be patient with us while we prepare for this exciting new addition to Ghost Ridge Farms. We will be announcing upcoming events, stallion shows and fan tours for Smarty Jones very soon.”

Smarty lovers: Keep checking Ghost Ridge’s website.
Blog post of the day, Part I: Baseball manager Sparky Anderson. Southpaw’s Pat Abdalla’s discusses his tenuous link to York County.

Blog post of the day, Part II
: Scott Mingus gives an update on our upcoming book: Civil War Voices from York County, Pa. If you or your family have oral traditions or written documents relating to the Civil War and York County, please contact us: scottmingus@yahoo.com; jem@ydr.com.

Recommended forum of the day, the Exchange: Readers are discussing – Famous York County Sports Figures.
McClure’s speculation about the whereabouts of scene in photo above: I’m thinking it could be the tabernacle (outdoor pavilion) support structure at Summit Grove Camp in New Freedom. I could ask Wanda, but it’s more fun to gain your insight. What say you? (Comment below.)
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