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Remember this arch from York County’s 250th anniversary? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – May 24, 2011

Remember this piece of York County, Pa.’s, 250th anniversary in 1999. That’s Terry Downs under the arch he designed for the celebration. That Triumphal Arch, seen here at Penn Park, is a miniature replica of four such temporary paper mache landmarks erected as part of 1899 festivities. The replica comes to mind after Yorkblogger Joan Concilio published photographs of the 1899 arches over at Only York. But here’s the question: Where is Terry’s arch today? (Probably in storage somewhere?) Also of interest: York vs. Lancaster, Pa: The American War of the Roses still rages and The day west bankers looked forward to tax time and York, Cumberland counties longtime companions.

I hope you like these Linked In posts because readers are increasingly sending in neat stuff that I just can’t wait to share. (Let me know if you like these…or not.)
Sooo, neat stuff from all over… .
Wayne Gross responded to my York Sunday News column on the opportunity for a museum of Jeff Koons’ pop art works in York:

“I think a Koons Museum is a good idea. Providing a decent selection of his art works is done.
“I also think the former Post Office building on South George Street would make a good location and make good use of this building.”

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A bit of controversy: Salon.com tells about efforts in Kentucky to commemorate Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Think they have short memories in the Bluegrass State? Well, a couple decades after the Civil War, York countians heartily welcomed Gen. John B. Gordon, who commanded a rebel brigade that invaded the county and plundered its farmers at will. See my post: York should have lost rebel Gen. John B. Gordon and his ‘Last Days of Confederacy’ talk.

Photo of the day:
This is an unbelievable photo that’s viral on the Web, showing the space shuttle trail. Pretty amazing
Recommended website of the day: Old East York neighborhood in Springettsbury Township has an informative site explaining that National Register community.
Recommended blog post of the day: Cannonball’s Scott Mingus posted an interesting piece: Columbia PA cemetery has black vets of 54th Mass and USCT.
Forum of the day: Exchangers are discussing the popular Hot Weiners places around York County (aren’t they really in many county’s?) This forum is specifically focusing on Spring Grove’s restaurant.

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