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Who is the York County guy portrayed in the sculpture? Linked in with neat history stuff – Oct. 2, 2010

York County (Pa.) Controller and “Marrying Mayor” (check here to find out how he earned that title) and County Register of Wills Brad Jacobs point out another reminder of the man who was probably York County’s greatest attorney Jeremiah Sullivan Black. A sculpture of Black appears at the York County Law Library on the fourth flood of the county Judicial Center. Black, a U.S. presidential cabinet member in the James Buchanan administration, is certain to be a local topic of discussion as the county observes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War from 2011 to 2015. The wall portrait appears to be abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens, who came to York County as a teacher and later became a noted lawyer and lawmaker. Black and Stevens would not have agreed politically, but more on that in another post. Also of interest: Piece of John Wilkes Booth’s body shown in Philly and Presidents visit York, alive and via funeral trains and A Civil War Black Republican: ‘He robs birds’ nests … sucks hens’ eggs’.

Neat stuff from all over … .
J. Davis wrote a snail nail note looking for information on The Gazette and Daily’s Boys and Girls newspaper.
He referenced a Christmas card that touted the publication.
The writer is 74 years in age and doesn’t remember it and wonders if anyone recalls the years it was published. If so, call 854-1096 or comment below… .

Doug Winemiller of Stewartstown queried Yorktownsquare.com about the location of this building. A couple of folks came through: It’s in Dallastown, across from Tom’s and Sechrist Brothers. I took a windshield tour, and our e-mailers appear to be right. The building’s porch is now glassed-in and the secret society’s sign is gone, but it sure looks the same.

Upcoming event: Yorkblogger Scott Butcher writes about Historic York, Inc.’s “Discovering Dempwolf Apprentices tour on Oct. 10 at his Windows into York post: The Dempwolf Apprenctices.
Recommended blog post: Only York’s Joan Concilio tells about Louis T. Guthrie. Who’s he? Hint: A York County library is named after him.
Forum of the day, The Exchange: Greater Dover Historical Society will be at the township’s fall fest today. Check in on details.