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This photograph surely shows York, Pa., at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: Old Chase vehicles/Drawing Glen Rock Mill
Spring Garden Band, York, Pa.

Love this photo. Fireworks. Baseball. Community band. And one of York County’s most feted musical groups – the Spring Garden Band – at that. A new generation getting involved. Where’s the apple pie? This is surely York, Pa., at its best. This York Daily Record picture is part of a YDR.com story – Towns band together to share love of music: ‘There was a time when almost every community had its own band. They marched in Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades and held free concerts in the band hall and on the town green. That was then. This is now, and many of those bands have gone the way of the covered wagon and the Tin Lizzy. But York County still has a good number of local bands around. The members continue to play and march and perform to the delight of the crowd.’ Also of interest: York County community bands play on.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Doug Tomb came across a YorkTownSquare.com post of an early York County motorized vehicle that matched his interest:

“I am interested in the Chase vehicles (they made trucks, automobiles, and even a tractor), since I am related to Aurin M. Chase, the builder of the Chase vehicles.”

That one is easy. He can just roll through newspaper microfilm at the York County Heritage Trust Archives and see whatever coverage came with the photo in the post.


Linda Rogers illustrated this book
Linda Rogers is a York County artist and a book illustrator. She wrote recently: ‘I want to do an illustrated children’s book about a young girl in 1777 –1778 York, PA.  Do you know where can I apply for a grant towards research and development of the book?’ Maybe can answer Linda’s question. The book at right is a product of Linda’s work, designed for the Hopedale, MA,  Unitarian Community.   You contact Linda via her website: www.lindro.com.

On the Register: Lisa Toomey queried  about how to locate all the National Register of Historic Places in York County. A good place to start is this York County page on Wikipedia and that can take you to more official sources.

Cliff Satterthwaite drawing of Glen Rock Mill Inn
The Glen Rock Mill Inn is captured, looking east. Artist Cliff Satterthwaite wrote: ‘I believe I talked about my easel almost “bumping” cars as they travel down curvy entrance to Glen Rock?’

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