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In archaeological digs, stains cause excitement: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 9, 2012

Neat stuff, below: Schultz House/Musclecar Madness/Chainsaw art
This caption about an archaeological dig at Penn Park explains the ydr.com photograph better than I can: ‘These four objects in Square 4 of an excavation site at York’s Penn Park mark the spot where local children found a “feature” – a stain left on the soil from human interaction. Some participating in Archaeology Week speculated that the feature could be from wood used to support a Civil War military hospital. But leaders said more research was needed to know for sure. ‘ We’ll report it here when/if that research reveals more. The York County Heritage Trust and York County Parks coordinated the dig. Also of interest: Check out these U.S. Army General Hospital yorktownsquare.com posts.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Springettsbury Township’s Schultz House is associated with POW Camp Security and historic architecture and beauty in its plainness.

Now comes a dance and film career.

Well, here’s what an excerpted Historic York release says about the mid-18th-century house, now on the real estate market:

“The historic Schultz house in Springettsbury Township will be host to the dance company Tori Lawrence + Co. on July 20th for a film to premiere at the Barnes Foundation on Dec. 14, 2012. The dance company creates live performance installations and dance films in historic sites around Philadelphia, Lancaster, and NYC. They’ve set pieces in historic venues such as Girard College’s Founder’s Hall, Lancaster’s Eastern Market, Philadelphia’s Wilbur Chocolate Factory, NYC’s Westbeth Artists Complex, and others. Filming is site-specific to bring audiences closer to these historic spaces, heightening their awareness and shifting their own sense of place.”

The filming is not open to the public, but here is Tori Lawrence + Co.’s website:

Studying Antietam: Scholars on the Battle of Antietam are gathering in Chambersburg late this month for a seminar marking the 150th anniversary of the battle. Check out:No Ordinary Seminar.

Officially Olympics: Doug Winemiller, familiar to yorktownsquare.com readers, is featured in this post on The O-Zone. Doug and his wife, Gloria, served as Olympic officials in track and field in 2006. Check out yorkblog.com’s O-Zone for ongoing Olympics coverage.

Chainsaw art: Those cement lawn ornaments in a York County Heritage Trust exhibit? They’ve given way to chainsaw-carved ornaments made out of the trunks of large trees. Here’s a sampling from around York County: Chainsaw artist carves out of niche. Wonder if the Nittany Lion is still a popular such ornament?

Forum of the day: Musclecar Madness brings many back to the day when the York Airport runway was used for drag racing. Remember those days? Going to Musclecar Madness at the York Expo Center today? Background: U.S. 30 Drag-O-Way: ‘It was a great way to spend Saturday nights around here’