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These old York County steps, Part II: Where did they lead? Linked in to York County history, Nov. 5, 2012

More stuff below: Penn Park/Baumgartner’s Woods/Articles of Confederation

These old steps rise to no where today, but in their day, they were most helpful. Where are they and what was their purpose? Hint: They’re in northern York County. Also of interest: These old York County steps, Part I

Neat stuff from all over … .

Bring on Play continues to target improvements to historic Penn Park, York City’s oldest park.

“I am excited to share the news that we have less than $100,000 to raise for our almost $700,000 youth playground project at Penn Park,” YMCA’s Cori Strathmeyer wrote. “As you may know, we have completed a very small renovation of Penn Park in Sept, building a tot playground. The remainder of the project will be completed in June 2013.”

The project still needs $92,000 and is looking for donors.

“We are seeking sponsorships as well as personal donations in any amount.”

For more information, contact Cori at: coristrath@comcast.net

Awards ahead: The Articles of Confederation Day is coming up, featuring awards and performances.

Bummy’s Woods explored: York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich tells the story of Baumgartner’s Woods, near Penn State York. See Baumgartner name rings bell.

Answer about those old York County steps: Background: These steps, sitting outside the Redlands Meeting House, aided those attending the Quaker meeting house in Lewisberry to mount their workhorses or perhaps wagons and carriages. Background: Redlands Meeting House open house.
Sounding well: Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Hanover‘s 80-year-old pipe organ is refurbished and sounding well. Organs, the primary instrument in York County churches for centuries, are being replaced by electric keyboards, electric guitars and drums.