A decade after this 1961 photo, the Route 30 by-pass was running through here. That's Fireside in the foreground and Interstate 83 at top. The bypass was so called because it routed traffic from York's downtown. Route 462, the old Lincoln Highway, continued to carry traffic through the downtown. Tom Davidson, a student of the Lincoln Highway, presents about the history of this old east/west cross-country road.(YDR file)
Looking for a York County history speaker? Here’s a list of presenters
Looking for a program for an upcoming meeting of your civic group?
These speakers will present on history topics at area community groups.
Tom Davidson: The historic Lincoln Highway (Route 462 and Route 30), in York County and across Pennsylvania. This includes buildings and other landmarks along the route. Contact: Tom.Davidson2642@comcast.net.
Don Robinson: Topics from Delta/Peach Bottom Township, including Welsh immigrants and slate quarrying. Contact: Sprintnut2@gmail.com.
Paul Gunning: Children’s Home of York’s history. Contact: Gunnpj@msn.com.
Steve Nicholas: York industrialist S. Morgan Smith. Contact: Saintnic1967@gmail.com.
June Lloyd: Select from 10 programs covering various aspects of York County history. Contact: Ycpa89@msn.com.
Chris Hertig: Terrorism in the U.S., law enforcement history, history of security. Contact: email@example.com.
Ted Sickler: Topics: York families since the 1950s and “The Conspiracy of 1803.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Mingus: Civil War, Underground Railroad topics. Contact: email@example.com.
Ron Hershner: Themes from his book: ‘Letters From Home: York County, Pennsylvania, during the Civil War.’ Also: Leadership lessons from Abraham Lincoln. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eleanor Boggs Shoemaker: The story of York County’s Parks. Contact: email@example.com
Jim McClure: Hex Murder, World War II/York Plan, York Race Riots, Presidential visits, Women in York County history and the American Revolution era. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Kirkland: Black history/Black experience in York. Contact: email@example.com.
J. Ross McGinnis: Hex Murder and Hex Murder Trials. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Stambaugh: North Eastern York County History In Preservation speaks on topics about the Mount Wolf, Manchester and York Haven region: email@example.com.
Bart Stump: Educator speaks about the Susquehanna River petroglyphs (Indian rock carvings), Continental Currency during the American Revolution and other topics: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donna Peace: Speaks on New Freedom and region: Summit Grove Campground, abolitionist Amanda Berry Smith, Rock Chapel Cemetery & more: email@example.com
Ken Weiler: Published author speaks on various World War II topics as well as about history areas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Lebanon Cemetery: This group provides speakers on the restoration of this historically Black cemetery in North York: Info@friendsoflebanoncemetery.com
Dominish Marie Miller: Northern York County history, Civil War, Woman in the Civil War: email@example.com.
Jamie Kinsley: York County agricultural/farming history, Pa. Dutch food culture, Golden Venture, home remedies, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Earl Shaffer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeri Jones: Geology and fossils of York County and the region and other topics that include dinosaurs, caves, earthquakes, rocks and quarries: email@example.com.