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Codorus Creek in placid mode: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Dec. 5, 2009

Dianne Bowders’ work is featured in the new picture book Capture York. But it can also be seen on the the York Daily Record/Sunday News Web site: Your Photos. Here she captures the Codorus Creek in placid mode. She notes in her captions that after the great flood of 1933, Depression-era agencies oversaw the construction of embankment and levees in York. Even so, Tropic Storm Agnes dumped so much rain that these improvements did not contain the creek. Also of interest: York County book ‘All in One Room’ ready for readers and York County photo collection adds to historical record and York-area picture book not your typical coffee table publication.

Here’s a hot link for history aficionados.
Actually, it’s a link to links: The 100 Best History Sites on the Web on
the onlinedegreeprogram.org site.
You’ll find clusters of links ranging from ancient to biography with, of course, a section on American history.
Its top American history link? …

Digital History.
Its description: “This site has been greatly praised and for good reason. It uses technology quite effectively to share numerous interactive lessons on American history that will educate and intrigue.”
There’s a cluster of recommended blog sites. No, Yorktownsquare.com isn’t on there.
(Joking. But the four bloggers in in Yorkblog.com history team – Scott Mingus, Scott Butcher, June Lloyd and I – totaled more than 70,000 page views in December, thanks to viewers like you.)
– Of course, the York Daily Record/Sunday News has its own list of recommended local history sites: Dig deeper, learn more.
– The York County Heritage Trust’s Web site has useful new content on its Special Collections section: Pennsylvania Civil War Civilian Damage Claims (Pennsylvania Border Claims).
Here’s a description taken from a recent heritage trust newsletter: “Following the Civil War, those Pennsylvania residents who lost horses or material goods could file border claims with the state government for damages rendered by the Confederate Army or the state militia. Allowable claims did not include livestock or poultry, and any damages caused by the Union Army of the Potomac had to be filed with the Federal government. This data was compiled by historian Scott L. Mingus Sr., and includes both state and Federal claims where available and still legible.”
Blog post of the day: You’ve seen a lot of 19th-century folk artist Lewis Miller’s work on this blog. Ever wonder what Miller looked like? Yorkblogger June Lloyd answers that question: Images of York Folk Artist Lewis Miller.
Forum of the day, York community bulletin board The Exchange: What do you remember about your barber shop in York?.