Blog posts update Camp Security, Susquehannock forts, other current topics
A Revolutionary War prisoner of war camp grew up near the present 204th Street in New York City. York County history spokesman believe a local camp, Camp Security in present-day Springettsbury Township, was constructed in similar fasion. Terraces used in such camp are visable today, the spokesmen say. (Photo courtesy of New York Historical Society.) Background posts: The Four Bloggers write and PS Harrisburg grad school: ‘Set my feet even more firmly on the path into the world of Fraktur’ and Opportunities in York County to feed your sense of discovery.
When fellow blogger and York Sunday News columnist June Lloyd tackles a topic, you know you’re getting the latest, best research on an issue.
The former York County Heritage Trust archivist has put up several posts linked to current events that merit a lengthy look: …
– In Documenting Camp Security, she advises readers that a thick file of archaeological reports, contemporary accounts and modern papers are available at the York County Heritage Trust Archives. There’s a lot in the file, she observes, so leave extra time.
– The post York County Native American Sites Finally Saved discusses the fact that two Susquehannock Indian forts are going to be preserved. “In addition,” she writes, “the Oscar Leibhart site is also important because its location was probably supposed to mark the northern boundary of Maryland. Witnesses for Pennsylvania, however, convinced the court in London that the Indian fort referred to was further south. The Mason-Dixon Line survey came out of that case.”