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Caught in a loop above York County: Linked in with neat history stuff – Aug. 7, 2010

York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Bil Bowden somehow captured this pilot flying around northern York County in the 1980s. This photo was taken as Bowden, riding in the front seat of the plane, caught the pilot in a loop. In making the photo, Bowden’s pager fell to the fields far below, his editor’s later pleas for response falling on the ears or rabbits, deer and other Dillsburg-area wildlife. For a bit more on aerial photograpy, visit: Memorable calendar. Also of interest: Photographer tramps to far reaches of York County and A far different view of York County and Simple photograph helps frame York, Pa.’s, future.

The Book Blast – now 10 years old – will open to the public at 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 12 at the York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess St.
Admission is free and open to the public… .

Prices begin by featuring hardback volumes at $2, paperbacks at $1, and a special section of collectable/local history books, which are individually priced.
The thousands of books will be accompanied by an array of picture frames for purchase, varying in size, age and quality. Details: www.yorkheritage.org
Ongoing exhibit: The exhibit “1968 in America” runs at The Hershey Story museum, 63 W. Chocolate Ave., through Oct. 20.
A museum release states that the exhibit has four themes — the Power of Idealism, the Power of Music, the Power of the Bullet and the Power of the Press — and includes artifacts such as photos, magazine covers, political memorabilia, record albums and more.
The exhibit explores how the year changed Hershey, too.
Admission is $3 regular and senior exhibit with Museum Experience; $2 junior exhibit with Museum Experience; $5 and $3.50 exhibit only.
For details, visit http://HersheyStory.org.
Blog site of the week: Buffy’s write zone: A bit of history: The York Fair Auction.
Forum of the week, The Exchange: Readers are musing about York County’s Amusement Parks of old.
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