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‘Yesteryears’ southern York County sites – Part II

The class of 1915 poses outside Cedar Valley School in Fawn Township. Notice that this school, as many southern York County schools, integrated well before the Supreme Court mandated such in 1954. A sizable black population lived in southern York County, sitting on the Mason-Dixon Line. (This comes from the Neal DeVoe collection.) Background post: One-room memories flow from readers’ fingertips.
The Stewartstown Area Historical Society’s “Yesteryears in Southern York County” is full of 200 or more photos submitted by readers.
And it boasts some unusual human glimpses of that section of the county not always seen in postcard-filled picture books that tend to focus on officials or institutions.
We published a few more photos showing women at play and work below as examples:

This unusual photo shows two women playing tennis in Muddy Creek Forks. So recreation comes to the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad stop. This comes from the Gary Kurtz collection.
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Mary Rehmeyer Gibbs and Cassandra Rehmeyer Trout work on the farm. Women often pitched in to take care of field duties in rural York County. This comes from the Mary Rehmeyer Gibbs collection.