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Who can ID this mystery school in southeastern York County?: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 3, 2012

More neat stuff below: J. Henry Denig/Central York from the air/Pinchot Roads

This one-room school photo comes from somewhere in the Hopewell townships. Doug Winemiller of the Stewartstown Historical Society is looking for help in identifying it. ‘The donor was sure it was from this area, but could not provide any clues as to location or identification of the school,’ he wrote. Since we believe it is from the early 1900’s it will be hard to identify… . We would like to use it in our one-room school program.’ If you can help, comment below or contact Doug: ljtjwinemiller@zoominternet.net. Also of interest: This one-room school stood in Goram. Where’s Goram?

Neat stuff from all over:

The First Capitol Detachment of the Marine Corps League will honor Civil War Marine Sgt. J. Henry Denig at 10 a.m. Saturday at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Denig received a Medal of Honor for his actions aboard the USS Brooklyn in the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864.

The league is looking for the public’s help in locating Denig descendants, according to a ydr.com story. Family members must request for his name to be added to the Court of Valor at the cemetery, a Marine Corps League project.

If you can help, contact Dave Brady at dncbrady@comcast.net.

Blog post of the day: Buffy’s World features: Bookshelves, Battle of Bands contests, Olympics, election and more .

Bay Window Books: On yorktownsquare.com, we like to follow books and booksellers. So we note that Bay Window Books is closing its Dallastown store. But other used book dealers are honoring its credit.

From the archives: No spaceship here. That’s Central York High School. From ground level, you’d have no idea of its size. Aerial view shows great size of Central York High School

Forum of the day: York County has many miles of old roads, and oil and chipping is a cost-effective way to keep them whole: . But oil and chipping sticks to your tires and ping, ping, pings your vehicle. Thoughts on this practice of seal coating, as oil and chipping is called? Please comment below. For background on York County old roads, see: First Pinchot Road in York County.