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Can you date this photograph? Is it from York in the first place? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 16, 2012

More stuff below: Wheels of York/Scott Butcher tour/Achieving women

Gretchen Smith is looking for a little help about the date of the above photograph, presumably from York’s East Market Street. Can any history sleuths lend her a hand?  Blake Stough’s Preserving York group does a good job solving historical mysteries of this sort. Also of interest: Every day, York County struts its diverse architectural stuff.

In looking to date her photograph, Gretchen Smith, gvanbrakle@gmail.com, provided this info:

“The photo is labeled ‘Taken on East Market Street’ and I’m assuming it’s in York (that’s where my grandparents were both raised and this photo was in with photos of them when they were young).

“It shows men pulling a large horse-drawn wagon and in the background are two businesses with signs reading ‘C.P. Young Bicycles’ and ‘Imperial Cafe.’

“I’m just interested in getting an approximate age (approximate year taken) of the photo.”

If you can help Gretchen, email her or comment below. Is this photograph from York, in the first place?

Other neat stuff from all over … .

Prevervation Celebration: Historic York is planning such an event on June 1, complete with a downtown York tour by Scott Butcher. Details: 717-854-5895 or ma@bacas.com (as in Mary Anne Bacas.)

Madison County has its bridges … : York County has its wheels. Check out the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ Faceb00k page – the Wheels of York County –  just in time for the Street Rods invasion.

More good stuff on Facebook: And the I Grew Up in York, Pa in the 50’s and 60’s group has a fun, ongoing exchange of topics, well, about that period in York.

Susan K. Wynegar from that group gave me light-hearted greeting: “LOL Jim and the you’ll be putting it in the newspaper??? Welcome….you’ll find we’re all NUTS but a great bunch of folks.”

My response: ” Some of it could get it in there or maybe on my blog: www.yorktownsquare.com. Hope that isn’t a problem. Btw, I like people who are NUTS.”

 Susan’s response: “LOL, then you will SURELY like us.”

Forum of the day, I: Do you think efforts should continue to restore the grave site of a unknown Confederate soldier who was buried beside the Susquehanna River in the Civil War? Comment below or check out my Facebook page.

Forum of the day, II: The annual accounting of most popular girls names places Isabella, Sophia and Emma at the top. Fifty years ago, Katharine, Elizabeth and Mary were among the most popular. Do you prefer more traditional names or those making the list courtesy of pop culture? Please comment below.

Video of the day:

This video shows Family Heirloom Weavers, Adamsville, in operation.