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York County parks collected mementos

In the late 1980s, Richard M. Nixon walked a trail in the county park near Jacobus named in his honor. And he met with local dignitaries (seen here). York Barbell founder Bob Hoffman donated land for the park in 1968. After the visit, Nixon donated $5,000 to the park and regularly contributed until his death in 1994. Richard Nixon had roots in York County. His parents moved to a Menges Mills farm in 1946 and stayed there eight years. Richard visited his parents several times in that interval.

In preparation for its 40th anniversary in 2008, York County parks, set to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, is seeking submissions in the creation of a “History of York County Parks” book.

That means any memorabilia, pictures, documents, stories or artifacts linked to the parks from their beginning… .

The park system can accept information, by loan or donation, into its archives or copy the submissions.

“The more information – the better,” a parks news release states.

Contact: 400 Mundis Race Road, York, PA 17406-9721.