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What does this mystery photo show? – Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: March 26, 2010

Can you place this postcard-like York/Adams scene, though it’s not from a post card? Check out your answer against photographer Julie Briceland’s location below. This photograph appears on ydr.com’s Your Photos reader submitted section. Other mystery photographs of interest: Who is the guy portrayed in the sculpture? and Mystery solved. Reader finds site of York-area’s first baseball stadium and Mystery photo. Where is that student sitting?

Neat stuff from all over … .
My recent York Sunday News column covered successful William Penn Senior High School graduates and other achievers who have taught in or are linked with the York City School District.
How do you learn more about some York High greats?
Here are some resources:

– The book “Heroes and Builders” provides short biographies, adapted from newspaper articles, of achievers with York County connections. Available at York County libraries.
– The booklet “Legacies: Remembrances of York County Women” provides insight about successful women in York, including prominent city educators in the first 75 years of the 20th century. Available at York County libraries.
– The York Daily Record/Sunday News’ history section on the Web, includes bios and other information about city and county folks, pulled partly from newspaper coverage and local history writings.
– My blog, yorktownsquare.com, also contains a section —York High achievers — devoted to graduates, educators and others identified with the city school district.
Recommended blog of the day: York Daily Record/Sunday News sports editor Chris Otto is blogging – decidedly not about sports – at Papergreat. The blog’s goal? Directly from Chris: “I am a journalist who also enjoys exploring the worlds of books, ephemera, history, folklore and knowledge with my wife and daughter.” A typical post: Doll fads of 1960.
Forum of the day: Exchangers are discussing the new Wal-Mart in Yocumtown, York County’s sixth store. Do you recall the opening of the chain’s first store in York County and Pa. was in the old York Mall?

Recognize this? Yorker Nelson Dodson submitted this view of Wild Mouse at the old York Fair. It appears at the YDR’s Your Photos.


– You can always search for York Town Square posts on Google. For example, when you search for yorktownsquare and York Fair, you get this.

*Answer about location of photograph above: This old train station in East Berlin in Adams County, just across the York County line.