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Four U.S. senators hailed from York County: Linked in with neat with history stuff – March 29, 2010

York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Bil Bowden captures these magnolias in the City of York. He ties magnolias to a York countian-turned-Mississippi politician at his blog post: York, magnolias and a governor of Mississippi. David Holmes, Magnolia State politician he writes about, is one of four U.S. senators born in York County, only to move away when young in the 18th and 19th century. James Ross, John Rowan and Matthew Quay were the other three. Also of interest: Follow the Leader … York County, Pa., native George Leader and List of high state officials hailing from York County growing and This working list details presidential visits to York and Adams counties.

A mIxed bag of neat stuff…
At least two York County boroughs are celebrating anniversaries this year. With those celebrations, come plans to update books and history-rich Web sites.
Follow Mount Wolf’s summer centennial festivities at Mount Wolf Borough History.
“We are in the planning staging for various events, forming a MT Wolf Centennial band, art and talent show, movie nights, putting banners up, putting a picture CD together, having a museum and much more. The website is being updated as the events are placed in stone,” organizer Charles Stambaugh e-mailed… .

And Glen Rock is celebrating its 150th anniversary in June. Check out the anniversary Web site at: Glen Rock Sesquicentennial .
Also of interest: The subject of this year’s winning National Press Photographers Association slide show was born in York. The L.A. Times work was titled: “Waiting for death,” and subtitled: “Edwin Shneidman was not afraid of death. He studied it all his life.”
Web site of the day: Ydr.com’s history section has a new World War II component, named after my book on the war: In the Thick of the Fight: World War II in York .
Blog post of the day: Yorkblogger June Lloyd remains on the trail of York native and nationally known sculptor Charles Rudy: More Works of York Native Sculptor Charles Rudy.

Forum of the day, The Exchange
: “Happy 100th Birthday — BOY Scouts of America”
All York Town Square posts from the start.