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Powderpost beetle wins in York County, Pa.: Linked in with neat history stuff: Jan. 15, 2011

York County, Pa., resident Jo Ott captured this beetle-infested wood from the Brookside Park carousel building. The building came down earlier this week. Dover Township will replace it with a similar one. For a view of the building before demolition, view: Historic Brookside Park carousel building v. powderpost beetles: The bugs winning. In this photo, the frass, or beetle dung, is the grainy-looking substance appearing throughout. Also of interest: Trolley ran both ways between Manchester and Mount Wolf and ‘Teapot Dome’ back in York’s Continental Square: ‘It’s the historical significance of it’ and Trolleys helped make York’s Avenues sought-after locale.

Neat stuff from all over:
Katina Snyder of the Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society has e-mailed about an opportunity to gain a cancellation from the Hellam Post Office, to close Jan. 22: … .

“To that end, the Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society (KCVPS) has gotten permission from the PO to announce that anyone who would like to bring a stamped envelope to the Hellam PO that day, can have it hand cancelled with a Hellam Post Office cancellation. The envelope must have postage attached. The letter cannot be mailed or if it is it will go through the Lancaster PO and Lancaster cancellation will be stamped over the Hellam cancellation. This is strictly to commemorate the last day of the Hellam Post Office.”

From a reader: Michael A. Damon’s query got the discussion going here on Elm Beach.
He e-mailed recently with another query. Does anyone have any information on the “Summit House,” near there. The house is in his family.
He also offered a comment about the Conewago Creek:
“But looking at that water today, I can’t imagine a time when it would have seemed appealing to go for a swim there.”
Reader responds to reader: C. Snelbaker commented about the Elm Beach posts in this edited response:

Thank you for posting these old photos. I grew up right up the road towards York Haven. I always wanted to see old picture of the old Elm Beach Park. Always told of where the concession stand was and and the trolley pillar still stands there with the old steel bridge. I enjoy trying to find old photos to view of the area as much as I can even when looking at old family photos. I like looking at the background to view the scenery. I like history and enjoy these pictures.

People in the news – Three national sports figures with York County ties have been in the news. William Penn’s Chris Doleman is a candidate for the NFL hall of fame. Susquehannock’s Randy Edsall is the new football coach at the University of Maryland. And Dover’s John Kuhn is a favorite in Green Bay.
Recommended blog post of the day: Buffy’s World points out the best of Yorkblog.com for the week in: Some don’t miss posts and more.
Recommended blog post of the day, Part II: Yorkblogger June Lloyd reminds folks that the “Then and Now” exhibit at the York County Heritage Trust will soon be then: Hurry to See York County “Then and Now”.
Forum of the day, The Exchange: For a discussion on the demise of the Brookside Park carousel house, visit: Another historical structure to bite the dust.
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