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In Glen Rock, the newspaper was quite the ‘Item’: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 24, 2012

 More stuff below: Bittersville/Croquet/Electric Map

Glen Rock’s Historic Preservation Society is on a mission to mark buildings of note throughout that southern York County borough. The 2012 plaque goes to the Hanover Street building housing the Item, Glen Rock’s now-defunct newspaper. Dedication is set for 4 p.m., Oct. 14, following another repeated event, a ‘Walk Around the Rock,’ at 1 p.m. Details: grhps.org. Also, check out the historical group’s Facebook page. And see two photos from a recent Glen Rock CCC camp reenactment below. Also of interest: Past Glen Rock plaque recognized the old Cold Spring Hotel.

Neat stuff from all over … .

The old Gettysburg Electric Map is coming to Hanover, to sit alongside a similar map explaining the Battle of Hanover.

So, who is constructing the Hanover map?

It’s already made. A high school student performed the work some time ago as a senior class project.

The Hanover Evening Sun explains the work of Thomas Slaugh: Excitement grows for Hanover Electric Map

Playing the field: OK, Sovereign Bank Stadium in York was put to a different use for an unusual sport over the weekend. Croquet. Who plays that anymore? Well, York Rotarians played croquet, on a large scale.

In the news: Harley-Davidson’s Springettsbury Township plant made the news, big time, by gaining this headline and article in the Wall Street Journal: Harley Ready to Ride Out Rough Patches.

Forum of the day, I: Exchangers are discussing “Hey, we’re famous, a thread about York being on NPR’s “Wait, wait … don’t tell me.”  It was a story about a vandal with a spelling impediment.

Forum of the day, II: Two groups are debating where to put a veteran memorial plaque in Bittersville, Lower Windsor Township. Should the plaque be returned to the church where it resided for years or is the current holder, the township’s historical society, a better owner? Background: Where is York County’s Bittersville, site of dispute over veterans memorial marker?


Vincent Quinn, Commander Emeritus, center,  is a Glen Rock rresident and one of a handful of surviving members of the CCC Camp in Glen Rock. He’s 94. This photograph comes  from the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society recent reenactment, which drew 120 people.


 Reenactor Vance Sheffer, center, commander of the living history camp, gives instructions. The historical group plans to sponsor the encampment again next year.