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Playing through … a York County snowstorm at Springwood Golf Club

 Linked in/Neat stuff: ‘Local Lens’ photos/Steam into History’s 1st birthday
York County, Pa., has a lot of golf courses – we once experimented with the ‘America’s First Capital of Golf’ slogan – and York countians love their golf. And this 2011 scene of golfing in a snowstorm on the Springwood Golf Club proves both points. Not surprisingly, the golfers had a bit of a problem finding the ball after a drive and putting was a little difficult. We bring back this snowy scene as summer approaches to promote its sale as part of a ‘Local Lens’ fundraiser on June 6 to benefit Olivia’s House. The York Daily Record and Evening Sun of Hanover staff have put up numerous such iconic York County scenes for sale as part of a fundraiser.  See a gallery of the photos: YDR MediaCenter.  (See additional snow photo below.) Also of interest: Have a barren wall in need of York County, Pa., art? 


More neat stuff from all over … .

This is a little different.

It’s a York Daily Record story about the skull of a Civil War soldier that will go to auction this week.

This one provides food for thought.


Photo gallery 1: 

Street rods line up for for the annual parade last year. The multi-colored vehicles will be here later this week. For a colorful look at the past, check out this YDR photo gallery.

Photo gallery 2


Steam into History, an excursion service on the old Northern Central Railroad, is celebrating its first birthday. Check out this gallery of photos: Steam into History. 

Still on the topic of Wheels of York
Cliff Satterthwaite created art for all kinds of reasons, including the most utilitarian purposes. Here is a placemat design showing vehicles makers in York County in the first 20 years of the 20th century. The six-wheel auto, the Pullman, upper left, didn’t catch on. When the middle wheels hit a high spot, the vehicle tended to seesaw. For more, check out: Pullman.

History mystery: This one received a lot of reader engagement. Feel free to join in by clicking on the links.

‘Local lens 2’
These rescued horses enjoy their freedom in a York County field in 2001.