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My, how Loucks Road has changed: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – April 7, 2010

This 1961 aerial photograph, found in York County Heritage Trust files, shows Loucks Road running left to right before the Route 30 by-passed came through. That’s Fireside in the foreground and Route 83, fully opened two years earlier, can be seen at the top. (See links to other aerial photos below.) Also of interest: Then & Now: ‘See how York County has changed…from York City to the outlying boroughs’ and Old Lincoln Highway pulled ‘Americans out of the mud’ and Once popular Ganoga Bridge now lightly used York County landmark.

A mixed bag of neat stuff … .

A York Town Square post about Ebert Furniture continuously draws interest.

Must be a lot of vintage furniture out there made by this respected Red Lion Furniture maker of old.
In a comment on this blog, Carole Conrad, a family member, has offered to answer queries from those with Ebert-made furniture.

She wrote: … .

“I am a descendant of the Eberts who founded and owned the Ebert Furniture Factory. My grandmother was Fred Ebert’s daughter Mildred Ebert.

“We have the info on the Company and the Family.

“It makes us very happy to know people still enjoy the furniture. We have many pieces too.”
– The York County Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for a few good men.
They are three Civil War soldiers, members of the United States Colored Troops: William Clark, 24th Regiment, John Aquilla Wilson, 32nd; and George Ellender, 54th.

“These courageous men fought for our country during the Civil War and NOW they need you to continue their stories as preparations are being made for the Pennsylvania Grand Review!” a CVB news release states.

According to the release:

The Pennsylvania Grand Review will serve as a commemoration of the November 1865 event of the same name. The USCT were not permitted to participate in the Grand Review of the Armies, a military procession and celebration held May 23-24, 1865, in Washington, D.C., to observe the Civil War’s end. The upcoming Grand Review will include projects that will reveal the hidden histories of the USCT. Descendants of the USCT should call 1-800-VISIT-PA and provide their contact information, which will be used to ensure they are a part of a year-long commemoration of these African American patriots. This commemoration will culminate Nov. 3-7, in Harrisburg.
Recommended Web site of the day: For a map of city parks in York, visit: Renaissance for parks.
Recommended blog post of the day: Yorkblogger Scott Mingus in Cannonball: Federal detectives arrested York County PA deserter.
Recommended forum of the day, The Exchange: Where to see nature in York County.

A sampling of other posts with aerial views:
Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging photograph
Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging Sears photograph, Part II
Just try to resist this memory-tugging photo of North York’s White Oak Park
Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York Whitehull Airport and York Valley Inn and Playland and …
So, can you find long-gone Springwood Park in this aerial photograph?
Camp Security area of Springettsbury Township from the air
Columbia-Wrightsville Susquehanna River bridges from the air.
Just try to resist this memory-tugging photograph of northwest York, Pa.