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Metro Bank murals draw you in: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Aug. 13, 2011

‘M.S. & Catherine Hershey with Friends prepared for 10th Anniversary Parade’ is the description for this mural in Metro Bank’s Hummelstown office. (M.S. is shorter for Milton S., of chocolate fame.) It is one of a series of large-scale, colorized murals on the walls of bank offices in the region. This mural captures the scene, circa 1913. We’re running all of these scenes on this blog. A sampling of other posts that show Metro Bank murals: Memorable Avalong eatery and On the Square in York, Pa. and Dallastown’s World War II homecoming parade and Mechanicsburg’s public drinking fountain.

Neat stuff from all over … .
History is everywhere in York County.
There I was enjoying a dish of peanut butter swirl ice cream at Mack’s along Route 74 just outside Red Lion.
And I looked up and saw the Family 49, WGCB-TV, antennas towering over this scene.
Those antennas – or their predecessors – were the topic of a U.S. Supreme Court case involving Red Lion Broadcasting and the Fairness Doctrine.
WGCB’s radio station was on the losing end in a 1969 Supreme Court decision which essentially established the FCC’s jurisdiction over the airwaves. For details, see: York/Adams First Amendment case list grows.

Interesting, the FCC took the Fairness Doctrine off the books just this week.

Those tall towers serve as a reminder that you can’t get away from history in York County even if you wanted to – not that you’d want to… .

Emmy nominee: The York Daily Record/Sunday News and its photographer Jason Plotkin are nominees for a Regional Emmy, a rare accomplishment for a newspaper organization. It’s an honor to be nominated and it will be even more so to win.
Nominees will learn how they ranked in September. Plotkin’s video on the child abuse death of Darisabel Baez was nominated. To see the video, visit: Darisabel Baez: ‘If you see a child who you suspect has been neglected or abused that is the name that should just enter into your mind’
First tattoo? Blake Stough blogged: “Yesterday, I received my first tattoo dedicated to York County, Pennsylvania history.” OK, there’s a design of the triangular York County in that tattoo. A photo and background is posted as public on Google Plus, if you can get there.
A neat throwback: Want to see how newspapers were put out in the days before computers? Check out this reenactment, complete with a proportion wheel and yes, typewriters and pencils.
Post of the day: Universal York’s June Lloyd touts the Book Blast, which wraps up today, with the post: York County People Still Reading
Forum of the day: Exchangers are discussing events in York County that they enjoy.

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