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What’s the story behind this drum & bugle photo? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – July 2, 2011

Here’s a call for information on a drum and bugle photo (see second one below). Post 127 musicians stand outside York, Pa.’s, South George Street post office. That’s all that’s known about these images, shot by C.W. Simon Studios. Cindy Shelley found them in a box of her in-laws’ photos. Duke Shelley, her father in law who is known to many people around York County, was sergeant of the color guard. Does anyone know the occasion behind the photos or anyone in them? Any information on the drum and bugle corps? If so, comment below or contact Cindy Shelley. Background posts: Field Band live from Farquhar Park and York native Jacob L. Devers’ name still in service at Fort Knox, Ky. and Long Level and Pleasureville fielded bands?
Neat stuff from all over … .
Cooks looking for something a little different this Fourth of July weekend should consider mustering up some Bury’s burgers, a tomato-sauce covered treat from York County’s past:
Here are some quick recipe links:
– Bury’s recipe as published in the York Sunday News, 2000, click here.
– That York Sunday News recipe with additional ingredient reportedly from Joe Bury himself, click here.
– A quick alternative: This Bury’s burger sauce comes from a can, click here… .

If you have information about this photo, contact Cindy Shelley. Also of interest: Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps: ‘York area has always been known for their musicians’
Video clip: Stewartstown’s Doug Winemiller flagged this video clip from NBC Nightly News episode of March 17, 1973, about six months after Tropical Storm Agnes struck York County. Click on this link and advance the “slide” at the bottom of the window to about minute 18:40. There’s a short story about the Northern Central branch of the PC and the Stewartstown Railroad.
Booksigning: Reminder that Scott Mingus and I will be signing our “Civil War Voices from York County” at Gettysburg’s Battlefields and Beyond bookstore from 4 to 6 p.m. today.
Recommended blog post of the day: You just have to see these neat pictures on June Lloyd’s Universal York blog of the old York Post Office, across from Central Market. Here’s a tease: There’s a spiral staircase in that big tower.
Forum of the day: People are fascinated by York County’s TV and radio stations of old.

A re-enactor greets General George Custer, or at least a re-enactor playing the general at a Hunterstown commemoration this week. The Adams County town, only a few miles west of York County, played host to a cavalry fight in the Battle of Gettysburg. The 148th anniversary of that battle is being observed this weekend.

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*Civil War photo courtesy of the Hanover Evening Sun.