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They managed to unring this bell: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – March 20, 2011

Christ Lutheran Church’s Ted Weikert climbs past the clock faces in the tower of the York, Pa. church in 2002. The tower’s cast-bronze bell, which has toiled more than a million times since 1884, has been silenced for repairs. “Somebody calculated that it’s been millions of minutes that this thing’s been running since it started,” the Rev. Patrick J. Rooney, the church’s pastor, told the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News. Also of interest: Panoramic views of York County, Pa., offer wide-eyed wonders and Birds gone, rehabbed York Christ Lutheran steeple stands and Dempwolf architects built York’s skyline, history.

Neat stuff from all over… .
Knauby2@comcast.net has responded to a request from Eric Lehmayer about Disk Mart, the long-closed York business.
He explained it was a music store on the 2nd block of West Market Street which sold radios, record players, early TVs, as well as sheet music and records.
He also e-mailed: … .

“In those days (late 1940s and early 1950s) they sold 78 rpm records. You could ask the clerk for a record that you may be interested in and they had small listening booths where you could listen to the record and decide if you wanted to buy it. Needless to say we listened to many records without buying them.”
Julius Music House, which also sold records, was in that same block. That store also peddled musical instruments and provided studios for musical instruction upstairs.
“These two stores were the main places to buy records until Sol Kesslers opened on South George st, then most people started going there because they had a much larger selection,” he wrote.
With the introduction of 45s and especially sealed LP albums, those types of stores were gradually phased out, he explained.
Gallery in historic place: Visit Lower Windsor Township’s Shank’s Mare’s Susquehanna House Gallery, now through April 11, to view the art of Yorker, Frances McCabe Polk. Fran Polk is also chairman of the York County Heritage Trust’s board.
Neat link: Ever wonder what municipality or school district a particular address is located in? Check this out.
Blog post of the day, I: Buffy’s World lists the top blog links of the week: Don’t miss links: PSU pro day to downtown York memories … .
Blog post of the day, II: Cannonball’s Scott Mingus lists Gettysburg-area events connected with the Civil War’s 150th Anniversary.
Forum of the day: Exchangers are discussing notable York countians, people who have made a difference in a big way.
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