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Sad farewell to those serving in the Great War: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Dec. 24, 2010

Too few reminders to those who served in World War I stand around York County, Pa. The monument in Jefferson’s square is one. Here’s another, a colorized mural at Metro Bank’s Windsor Commons office in Red Lion. It’s caption: “Families bid farewell to men drafted as they leave for World War I at the Red Lion Train Station 1917.” Some yorktownsquare.com readers might remember this mural appeared as part of a photograph in the post: Bank adds murals to York County’s walls . (You get a better view above.) Other Metro Bank murals: Memorable Avalong eatery and On the Square in York, Pa. and World War II homecoming parade.

Neat stuff from all over … .
Michael Shumaker Sr. has put forth the 1000th comment on yorktownsquare.com.
“I too have many great memories from Camp Pamadeva from the late 60s to early 70s. I was part of Grace Baptist Church in Laurel, MD with Pastor Merkel,” he wrote… .

He responded to one of our most popular blog posts: Pamadeva. Get it? Pennsylvania. Maryland. Delaware. Virginia..
Nothing like those old summer church camp meetings to bring back memories.
And love getting those comments, folks.
Former Gazette and Daily reporter dies: Art Geiselman, an award-winning reporter, passed away this week at age 85.
Nice work by class: Amy Masone’s third grade class at Roundtown Elementary is doing its homework in preparation of posting a Wikipedia page about the Murals of York. Here’s a pencast of my presentation to the class on the topic. Here’s more by Yorkblogger Angie Mason on the project.
Comment about Strathmeyer: JoAnne Everhart’s memories about growing up with locally grown Christmas trees appeared in my recent York Sunday News column. That drew this comment from JoAnne: “I have another frasier fir from Strathmeyer’s in my living room again this year with all of the old lights and ornaments from my childhood in the 50’s and 60’s adorning it.”
Recommended column: Ever wonder where Camp Cann-Edi-On came from. Yorkblogger June Lloyd tells readers.
Forum of the day, The Exchange: Exchangers are discussing the New York Wire whistle concert set for 12:15 a.m. Christmas morning.
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