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Lighthouses in York County? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – May 10, 2010

Jane Lindhorn’s hobby is capturing images of lighthouses around York County, featured in the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ photo essay: ‘Let there be light.’ Here’s one she missed, but with good reason. It’s not really a lighthouse, but seems to resemble that architecture and it’s named after one – the Lighthouse Youth Center on West Philadelphia Street. Dianne Bowders of York Township submitted this photo to the Daily Record/Sunday News online ‘Your Photos.’ Dianne writes: ‘The Old Post Office was constructed in 1895 and served York until 1912 when the new post office was built on S. George St. This building then served as a Masonic Lodge before becoming the Lighthouse Youth Center. The Richardson-Romanesque architecture of the building is replete with gargoyles, arches, and a tower with a hexagonal roof.’ Also of interest: Other photos by Dianne Bowders: York Valley Inn and Hotel Codorus and Dritt Mansion.
Neat stuff from all over ….
York At Heart blogger Gordon Freireich writes about an effort by the York County Heritage Trust’s Lila Fourhman-Shaull to locate war memorials around the county.
That comes in connection with the Trust’s soon-to-open “Front Porch to Front Line: York County Goes to War” exhibit.
One town, Wrightsville, has at least six war memorials.
See Gordon’s post “In search of War Memorials in York County” for more information.

Recommended website(s) of the day: Randy Drais has been busy managing two Civil War-related websites. Here’s a recent post on York’s Civil War Roundtable site: “As a descendant of a Union soldier wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, I launched a website, in March of 2008, and a companion website, in March of 2011, which includes a free quarterly e-newsletter. Check them out.”
A reminder, too, that Scott Mingus and I have a Facebook site related to our recently published book: “Civil War Voices from York County.”
Forum of the day: Over at Joan Concilio’s Only York blog, people are really weighing in with memories of Pappy’s (pizza).
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