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The Civil War Road Show: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – April 23, 2010

York countian Joe Stein emailed this postcard view of Penn Common, now Penn Park. Notice the undeveloped hills, to the south of York. This view shows the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, a testament to the Civil War contributions by York County residents and the military hospital that operated on that spot. The Civil War Road Show, part of Pennsylvania’s 150th Civil War observance, will take place in or near the park in August. Also of interest: Civil War affected women in York County – and vice versa and Isabel Small led procession of women who made wreath for Abe Lincoln’s coffin and Samuel Small tops York, Pa. community contributor list.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Charlie Stambaugh emailed updating some of the successes marked up in Mount Wolf’s 100th anniversary celebration last year.
“People are still taking about it,” he wrote. “We have sold almost all of our 1,000 books and 130 DVDS. “Our website (mtwolfborough.com) just received second place in state for boroughs with population under 2,500.”
And the anniversary celebration goes on.
“We are soon to announce a Borough block party planned for
August,” he wrote… .

Request for information: A commenter on a recent blog post about a West York plane crash wondered about one in York Township.
Here’s the query:

I recall a plane crash off Hess Farm Drive at the Innerst farm ….outside of Dallastown. That area was known in the 50’s as THE SWAMP…maybe still is ? I can’t remember the year or if there were any fatalities. Does anybody else recall of this crash?

Recommended blog post of the day. I: June Lloyd is again writing on local connections to the Lincoln assassination: More on Lincoln Conspiracy Connections with York.
Recommended blog post, II: Buffy’s World features the Yorkblog posts of the week: Don’t miss links: Local Lincoln connections to free circus tickets to more Gino’s memories to new Avenues blog

Recommended forum of the day: Exchangers are discussing York’s USO in World War II at the old York Academy.
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