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Resources for York/Adams history junkies increasingly posted on Web

The York Daily Record/Sunday News has produced several special Web and print publications, including a York County Women’s History section. (Allow extra time for it to load.) See below for links to other projects. Background posts: A short test of your women’s history knowledge, A short test of your black history knowledge and 20 questions and answers to prove your York County smarts, Part III.

Check out some of these new Web sites from the York Daily Record/Sunday News and inyork.com guaranteed to appeal to history and news junkies:

– Visit a new section online devoted to military and veterans’ issues, such as PTSD, post-war suicide, upcoming deployments and veterans’ memorials at http://www.ydr.com/vets.
“The public and private art of Walt Partymiller” features the work of this longtime Gazette and Daily cartoonist. It includes a piece I wrote on Partymiller in conjunction with the opening of an exhibit of Partymiller’s work curated by York College professor Phil Avillo.
The Saving Money section on the Web gives tips to do just that, including a nifty calculator to compute the cost of your daily commute.
– We continue to add to our Web Local History section:

– The virtual The Civil War comes to York County exhibit reflects the actual exhibit at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market Street, York. It’s the first permanent Civil War exhibit in the York area and well worth seeing on the Web or at the Trust.
The pen is mightier … contains content that was on display during the York community’s “Nine Months in York Town” celebration in 2002. That event marked the 225th anniversary of the Articles of Confederation.
The Murals of York provides a walking tour of the large-scale murals painted on buildings around York. They tell a compelling – and colorful – story of York’s past. This might be the only Web-based murals tour. And for another display of murals with updated descriptions, visit: Murals of York 10 years old .

– For a look at a print series of iconic photographs of York County, which originated on this blog (see iconic photo category) , visit: 20 images illustrate 20-plus years of York County’s past.

Along with the Women’s History special section (above), the York Daily Record/Sunday News produced a Black History section. Both sections have been distributed to Newspaper in Education classrooms in York and Adams counties. York Town Square readers who would like to see hard copies of either or both sections, should e-mail me your mailing address at jem@ydr.com, and I will send them to you at no charge.