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This one-room school stood in Goram. Where’s Goram? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 12, 2012

One-room schools still fascinate York countians. Grace M. Olphin sent in this undated photograph of Down’s School in York County. The teacher, J. Milton Urey, was a relative of Grace’s. Here’s the question. The school was located in Goram. OK, where’s Goram? (See answer below.) Also of interest: One photograph teaches lesson about change in York County.

Neat stuff from all over …

Eighth-grade students from Logos Academy visited the YDR/YSN newsroom and our printing plant this week.

I showed them some posts on this blog as an example of how it’s important for editors to write and made the point that history and journalism can be  fun. Or at least, I try to do that.

These classical Christian school students were particularly fascinated by the post  Towered Logos building west of Codorus Creek another beacon of educational progress in York ,  which tells about past uses of their school’s property –  particularly its use as a junkyard.

I noted that their school is an example of a giant recycling project. That property was recycled into something beautiful.

Yingling farm

Readers were introduced to the Yingling Farm via this post about the Adams County landmark undergoing restoration. The Hanover Evening Sun has since visited the site and captured this photograph of bottles, some possibly from the 1800s. For more, check out: Gettysburg farmhouse yields relics .

Preserving York: Blake Stough of preservingyork.com is organizing a picnic for local history enthusiasts at the Shady Lane estate near Emigsville. More to come on this, but see this Preserving York post for early details.

Blog post of the day: Cannonball’s Scott Mingus has up a interesting post with equally interesting photos: Wrightsville’s African Methodist Church — did one of their men perish in a Civil War skirmish during the Gettysburg Campaign?

Forum of the day: First, the restaurant at I-83 and South Queen Street was called Donut Delight. A dozen years ago, it became South York Diner. Now,
South York Diner has closed. In York County, we remember places and things for what they used to be. Will you remember this as Donut Delight or South York Diner?

Where’s Goram? Goram is a village in Lower Chanceford Township in southeastern York County. The ‘Gazetteer of York and Adams County’ notes that this hamlet had a post office from 1891 to 1903.

Did you know?With the Belmont Stakes just passed, it’s time to visit York County’s resident celebrity horse, Smarty Jones. Interestingly, the Kentucky Derby winner, now living in luxury in eastern Pennsylvania, is grazing not far from where another celebrity horse once visited. Trigger, and Roy Rogers, visited nearby Valley View Park. (OK, that’s a stretch.)