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Big York County snows in days gone by: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Feb. 11, 2010

Amy Staub shared this photo, from a family photo collection, of a Parafax gas company truck delivering fuel after the blizzard of March 1958. She submitted this photo on the Your Photo section of ydr.com. (See additional photo below.) Also of interest: Past meterological events in York County – Hailstorm broke ‘fully 10,000 panes of glass’ and ‘Pumpkin Flood’ inundated properties of early York countians, but 1817 high water killed 10 and York County residents passed through fire and water, or water and fire, in 1822.

A mixed bag of neat stuff… .
For those wanting to know more about people of York County – York County’s Builders, Contributors and Heroes – considering enrolling in a class I’m teaching as part of the OLLI continuing education program at Penn State York.
The class is set from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, from Feb. 17- March 17.
I had the privilege of presenting in the first series of classes offered under the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program about two years ago. This class is a repeat of that one, with some additional material.

Here’s the class description:

“This class will center on prominent and not-so-well-known York Countians who have contributed greatly to their home county, York Countians who have made international contributions, famous visitors who have made a mark on the memories of York Countians, and how all these builders fit into York County history. The objective is to foster an appreciation of contributions by York County’s people and visitors here, locally and nationally, thus feeding a sense of discovery and the desire to know more about the county we live in. Class presentations will depend heavily on historic photo collections and will include classroom visits by community contributors.”

OLLI is still accepting signups: phone: 717-771-4015; e-mail: olli@yk.psu.edu
Blog post of the day: Yorkblogger June Lloyd appropriately posted on Universal York: York County Had Lots of Snow in 1831.
Forum of the day: For a spirited discussion about a York Town Square post in which I suggest a Dover-area church symbolically smash a stained-glass window sponsored by the KKK, see commenting at bottom of: How about a window-shattering ceremony to end icon of York County racism?

Amy Staub posted this old family photo of Broadway in Red Lion after 41 inches of snowfall in March 1958.