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York, Pa., is full of neat old scenes: Linked in with York County, Pa., history stuff – April 12, 2010

York, Pa.’s, Smyser-Royer Variety Iron Works, under development as York Academy Regional Charter School, is shown in this 1893 photograph from “Art Work of York,” W.H. Parish Publishing Co. An interesting feature of the facade of main building, now under renovation, are markings showing the high water marks for the 1884 (June 26) and 1933 (Aug. 24) floods. Also of interest: Towered Logos building west of Codorus Creek another beacon of educational progress in York and York, Pa.’s, old Smyser-Royer factory to house new York Academy charter school and Collector searching for Western Maryland Railroad memorabilia.

A mixed bag of neat stuff … .
Hanover native Jim Withers, a physician who cares for the homeless in Pittsburgh, was featured in the November/December “Pennsylvania Magazine.”
He is he son of Donald Withers, a family doctor in Hanover.
“On Monday nights, Dr. Jim Withers takes to the streets, usually with a partner or two. A slight figure in dark clothing, sling a backpack filled with medical supplies, Withers seeks out patients in unusual place – under bridges, along riverbanks, or in abandoned buildings or dark allies of downtown Pittsburgh,” the story began… .

Visit the magazine’s Web site.
Upcoming events: – I will speak on the topic “The Mount Wolf Area: More Than Just History” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at 5 Mt Wolf Community Church. The presentation is part of Mount Wolf’s 100th anniversary festivities.
– I will lead a walking tour of the 18 large-scale Murals of York and the many mini-murals in Cherry Lane painted between 1996 and 2002 to promote tourism and economic development in York. We’ll concentrate on tours in and around downtown York in this event sponsored by Downtown Inc. in York. It’s set for 6-8 p.m, Thursday, June 10. Meeting and ending place will be posted.
Link of the day: A map locating all 20-plus York City parks has been reposted on ydr.com. For more details, visit: York’s 23 parks + Renaissance this summer = 24 city parks
Forum of the day, The Exchange: Viewers of the documentary video “Carrying Darisabel” are commenting on the work and the case.
All York Town Square posts from the start.
Photo courtesy of Beth Reinhold’s and Terry Zellers’ collection.