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What’s in this photograph? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Feb. 5, 2011

This is a wooden pipe that long ago served as a conduit for York (Pa.) Water Company customers. Visitors can see this at the water company’s East Market Street office, and a wooden pipe is also on display at the York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Also of interest: York’s Reservoir Hill drips with things to see and Where is the world is Webb’s Hill? and Who you gonna call to stop tooth decay? Not York Water Co.
Neat stuff from all over… .
An interesting program for members of the public to learn about African-American luminaries of York County is set for 5 p.m., Deb. 26, at the York County Heritage Trust.
It’s a three parter… .

Dr. Dorothy King will highlight the history of local African American cemeteries.
– I’ll speak on the stories of contributions by York County to the military and various American wars.
Vernon Bracey will interview Ray Crenshaw, focusing on his personal connections with some of the achievers covered earlier in the evening.
The program is free and open to the public.
Recommended website: For Black History Month, the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education website celebrates 28 individuals – one each day of February.
Marcus Garvey, Alex Haley, Ed Bradley and others are among those featured.
The institute takes its name from internationally known journalist and publisher Robert Maynard, who started his career at The Gazette and Daily.
Yorkblog post of the day: York Resident Was a Stage Coach Driver in the Wild West.
Forum of the day: Only in York County’s Joan Concilio is organizing a meet up at a Gino’s in King of Prussia, in memory of that York eatery of old.

In recent years, Green Valley and Pleasureville pools were among the swimming spots popular in the Manchester Township area. In earlier years, what were other popular swimming holes? Come to Emigsville’s Story Night to find out. I’ll be presenting. Details above and at www.emigsville.org

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