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What did York countians eat in 1916? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Dec. 21, 2009

This cookbook, circa 1916, has been reprinted and distributed to the York County Heritage Trust (717-848-1587, www.yorkheritage.org) and (York Hospital, 717-851-3417) to sell to the public. The cookbook is packed with recipes of the day. More to come on this fascinating book in future York Town Square posts. (See below to see image about the back of the book.) Other old books of interest: York County’s former Teachers’ Institutes: ‘Head train the hand. Hand train the head’ and York County, Pa.’s 150th birthday party would have astonished founding settlers and York columnist Jim Hubley’s ‘Off the Record’ again on the market.

Neat, but disappointing, stuff from the mailbag:
The American Revolution Center, in what it bills as the first comprehensive national survey of adult knowledge of the American Revolution, has released “startling” results.
A center release states:
Among the findings, the survey found that Americans highly value, but vastly overrate, their knowledge of the Revolutionary period and its significance. For example, 89% of adults indicated confidence in passing a basic test on the American Revolution, but only 17% actually passed the test that reviewed the beliefs, freedoms and liberties forged during the Revolution and created the United States. Beyond decrying “historical amnesia,” the survey raises a more serious question: Can rights undefined and misunderstood be defended or appropriately conveyed to new generations? …

The not-for-profit organization views the survey as a call-to-action and support for its educational efforts. The organization plans to construct The Museum of the American Revolution in the historic heart of Philadelphia – which it says is the first national museum telling the comprehensive story of the conflict, its outcomes and enduring legacy. To see a news release and survey results, click here.
More than 100 Yorktownsquare.com blog posts about York County role in the American Revolution await viewers in our American Revolution category.
Blog posts of the day: Yorkblogger June Lloyd has a mini-series going on York’s markets, particularly the Eastern Market. Visit: York’s Eastern Market Didn’t Stay Put and More on York’s Eastern Market.
Forum of the day, The Exchange, community bulletin board: The Remember When thread has accumulated 61,000 page views. Lots of neat stuff on there.

The back of the York Hospital Auxiliary cookbook, a fund-raising effort in the 19teens.