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Recall that old brownstone trolley car bridge near Green Valley Pool in Shiloh?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Mamie Eisenhower-inspired fashions/Civil War ballons
Pools are open everywhere around York County. Such as in this 1965 Cliff Satterthwaite pencil-on-paper drawing of the Boys Club Pool in York City. He noted this was ‘plein air,’ as are many of his paintings. He was seen around York in the 1960 and 1970s painting ‘in the open air.’ (See second drawing of pool below.) Also of interest: In the late-1940s, Jim Crow swam here and Satterthwaite captures Playland and its pool.

On the topic of swimming pools, Lester Horn pointed to remains of the Little Conewago Creek trolley car bridge behind the Green Valley Swimming Pool in Shiloh.

“They are made of brownstone. When I was a kid, there was a one lane bridge also made of brownstone that crossed the creek close by on Poplars Road. It would hump upwards during the crossing. It was replaced by the current bridge years ago. I would like to know if anyone would have a picture of the old bridge and how long it was there before it was replaced.”

So if anyone has photos of either brownstone bridge, comment below or let Lester know. Here’s a photo and short video showing those old trolley piers.

The Boys Club Pool was a favorite of Cliff Satterthwaite. Here, he documents the pool in 1960 (and in 1958 ). The rebuilt pool complex is now operated by the YMCA, known as the Graham Aquatic Center. Also of interest: Farquhar Park pool: ‘Good grief, how long has that pool been here?’

More neat stuff from all over … .

Civil War balloons: This is a fascinating topic, an early means of aerial espionage. Well, Central Pennsylvania enjoyed a demo of such recently: Civil War Balloon Corps.

Mamie’s fashions: Check out The Hanover Evening Sun’s photo gallery of 1950s fashion, on the Eisenhower Farm.

Nothing but a dud: This is one of those interesting stories that come and go from the news. An artillery shell found in Glen Rock turned out to be a dud.

History mystery: This old building drew considerable interest on YDR’s Facebook page. Join in by clicking on the links: