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Bird’s-eye view of York: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff, April 27, 2010

Pennsylvania countryside

This is the bird’s-eye view from the top of Webb’s Hill looking to the north, toward York, Pa. Webb’s Hill was in the vicinity of what today is known as Reservoir Hill, where York Water Co.’s large covered pools reside. Notice the luxury estates – often summer homes – budding on the hills in this 1893 photograph from the “Art Work of York,” published by the W.H. Parish Publishing Co. Also of interest: When James Garfield observed view from Webb’s Hill and A view of Webb’s Hill from North York and Where is the world is Webb’s Hill?.

Neat stuff from all over …

Yorkblogger Joan Concilio ties a neat knot between space-age Hollywood and age-old potterymaking.

Potterymaking by Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff, then a venerable York County manufacturer, no less… .

To find the Star Trek/Pfaltzgraff link up, visit Joan’s Only in York County post: I shouldn’t be allowed to watch movies.
Complete with a picture, of course.
Also of interest:
– Greg Doll is a freelance journalist in Cambria County. In a visit to his hometown in North York, he captured that familiar terrain in an array of interesting photographs.
– I’ll be the guest speaker at the York County Civil War Roundtable in June. My topic will be “York County’s view of the Civil War: Then and Now.” The presentation is set for 7 p.m., June 16, at the York County Heritage Trust.
Blog post of the day, Yorkblog.com: Universal York’s June Lloyd stirs up memories in her: Remember Peoples Drug on York square?
Forum of the day, The Exchange: Queen Street was the winner for the Qs among people and landmarks around here in The ABCs of York County. Now, vote for the Rs.

Photo courtesy of Beth Reinhold’s and Terry Zellers’ collection.