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Who are the York County folks in the photos? Linked in with neat history stuff – Oct. 9, 2010

York County’s agricultural heritage has been the focus of several recent Yorktownsquare.com posts. Here, a home-delivered milk bottle appears in this photo from the 1960s, as a mom and daughter work on filling. This photo that ran as part of a newspaper’s “York Sunday women” series. That’s Dorothy Mae Andrews of Manchester and her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Marguerite at work using a familiar bread, onion and celery filling recipe. “She has tried the unusual dressings, but always comes back to the old-fashioned one,” the caption stated. Marguerite is known to many in York County today. Can you identify her? Hint: She’s widely known as a York County journalist. See answer below. (Also, see another portrait quiz below.) Also of interest: Baltimore screamed for York County ice cream and Pinch Gut or Arbor or Adamsville is in Red Lion or Dallastown or, uh, actually York Township and Perrydale’s bovine: ‘She’s a wonderful, laid-back cow’.

Neat stuff from all over … .
Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area has an email newsletter touting its many upcoming events and lectures.
Here are a sampling promoted by the newsletter and via the newsletter and also the tourist promotion group’s website:

Jim Rudisill’s cut silhouettes have been prominent in the local history community recently after they appeared on the cover of the York County Heritage Trust’s recently published scholarly journal. Another silhouettist worked in York, too. This silhouette, which might be painted rather than cut, was undertaken by C.C. Thomas’ Select Art Studio in York in the late 1920s or early 1930s. What prominent York County leader is featured in this Thomas silhouette? Hint: He figured prominently in the organization of the York County Agricultural and Industrial Museum, the Murals of York and the 250th Anniversary Celebration of York County in 1999. Answer below.
– Oct. 14: Pennsylvania German Gravestones: Art and History in Stone, Oct. 14.
– Oct. 22: Open house focused on Visions of the Susquehanna – our permanent collection of river art at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage.
– Nov. 10: A Blue Stone Mansion in the Midst of Archaeology & Ghosts – Lecture & Private Tour of the Zimmerman Center.
– Dec. 1: Native American Rock Art on the Lower Susquehanna. Presented by Paul Nevin, local petroglyph expert.
Interesting opportunities offered by Susquehanna Gateway, eh?

Web post of the day:
Want to listen to a local attorney spar with U.S. Supreme Court justices? Hear the audio of Supreme Court arguments in Snyder v. Phelps.
Recommended blog post: Yorkblogger June Lloyd tells readers about York County’s first newspaper, The Pennsylvania Gazette.
Forum of the day, The Exchange: A children’s museum for York? Weigh in with others on this recent proposal.
All York Town Square posts from the start. (Key word search by using “find” on browser.) Or search via Google.
All Linked In/Neat Stuff posts from the start..
Answer to top photo: Marguerite “Buffy” Andrews is assistant managing editor/features of the York Daily Record/Sunday News. She heads the newspaper’s Living staff, niche publications “Spaces” and “Smart” and the newspaper’s extensive social networking initiatives. She blogs at: Buffy’s Write Zone. Bottom photo: Daniel G. Meckley III is shown in silhouette.