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A different view of the Codorus Valley: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Aug. 23, 2011


Many people have seen the Kreutz Creek/Codorus/Conewago Creek valley from Reservoir or Webb’s Hill south of York or from the area around the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant on Mount Rose Avenue. Here’s a lesser know view from the Dover hills, north of York. This view looks south from Sky Top Trail. And that view offers a second treat. Sky Top intersects the Carlisle Road near Smittie’s Pretzels.


Neat stuff from all over … .

North Carolinian Debbie Rudy Glanzer is a descendant of noteworthy artists J. Horace Rudy and Charles Rudy, both with York County roots.

She’s just begun her search for information about her great grandfather, Frank Rudy, “one of the Rudy Brothers of York and Pittsburgh.”

She wrote:

My grandfather is John F. Rudy, son of Frank Rudy, who left the family when my grandfather was a boy.  My grandfather died in 1956 and any connection to the Rudy family was lost. I have only recently discovered this heritage.  It is exciting for our family!

I emailed her that she would be able to find about 20 stories about J. Horace Rudy’s work at First Moravian Church in York here.
And here’s a bit more about Charles Rudy.
If you have information about the Rudy family, please contact Debbie,  debbielynnrudy@gmail.com.
History passes before our eyes: So the white pages are no more. Telephone books will hit our homes this fall without residential white pages. The white pages have transferred to the Web and mobile devices, as this York Daily Record/Sunday News story tells us.
Recommended blog post of the day, I: Yorkblogger Scott Mingus tells about the Civil War Road show’s final day at Penn Park on Sunday, and includes bunches of photographs.
Recommended forum of the day: Exchangers are discussing that huge white building near Interstate 83, north of York with the cryptic name: ES3.

*Photo courtesy of Robert McClure