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Yesteryears in southern York County revisited: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Jan. 13, 2011

“Yesteryears in Southern York County Book II” is back from the publisher and available for sale. It is available at the Stewartstown Historical Society from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Anyone wanting more information, or to place an order, can call 717-993-6735, 717-993-2104, or 382-4993. The price is $20. The book is loaded with photographs collected from all over that interesting part of York County. Also of interest: ‘Yesteryears’ chock-full of southern York County sites – Part I and ‘Yesteryears,’ Part II and Fawn Township’s magnificent Centre Presbyterian Church worthy of a looksee.
Neat stuff from all over … .
Jackson Township’s Mary Jane Hoff has written a letter to the editor about a second factory whistle that blew during the holiday season.
The New York Wire factory whistle played Christmas carols, as usual. Glatfelter paper’s whistle blast were not as elaborate but appreciated.
Here’s Mary Jane’s letter to the York, Pa., Daily Record Sunday News: … .

Thank you to P.H. Glatfelter Paper Mill of Spring Grove for blowing the whistle New Year’s Eve.
It was like a friend come home.
When I was a child, the whistle would blow at 7 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Check out this site: The Harshaw family website has all kinds of neat connections to York County. Its description states: “A blog for all who relate to Harshaws (and Rippeys and related Scots-Irish emigrants), providing stories and information on those who survived, and sometimes thrived, in America.”
Recommended column of the week: Carol Tanzola, of the group seeking to preserve site of Camp Security, the former American Revolution POW camp, produced this York Sunday News piece: Help preserve Camp Security. “York County’s recent grant of $150,000 towards the purchase of the Rowe farm – which was a part of the Revolutionary War era Camp Security – is a very generous acknowledgment of York County and American history,” she wrote. “Camp Security is believed to be the last undeveloped Revolutionary War prisoner camp in America. It holds a special place in the history of this nation and York County.”

Recommended blog post of the day:
Only York’s Joan Concilio blogs on, well, scrapple: Scrapple, scrapple, scrapple, scrapple
Forum of the day: Buffy’s World gives a sampling of forums available at The Exchange, York County’s oldest community bulletin board.
All York Town Square posts from the start. (Key word search by using “find” on browser.) For example, if you want to find posts on Camp Security, google: Yorktownsquare and Camp Security.