What York County town is shown in this bird’s-eye view? Linked in with neat history stuff – Oct. 16, 2010
The Stewartstown Historical Society has received this image showing a bird’s-eye view of a southeastern York County town. It will be part of a photo book planned by the society for December release. The postmark on this postcard of this borough is 1917. To find out the town pictured, see below. Also of interest: Historic Stewartstown Railroad heading to the auction block? and and Stewartstown Railroad: ‘Truly a unique entity in the state, and possibly, the nation’ and Stewartstown-area’s old iron bridge.
Neat stuff from all over:
Yorkblogger Pat Abdalla of Southpaw fame provided these notes on Joe Morgan, also known as Walpole Joe, manager of the York Pirates championship team in 1969. …
– Managed 3 1/2 years with the Red Sox from 1988-1992 was 301-262 (.535). He won division crowns in 1988 and 1991.
– Spent 16 seasons as a minor league manager, compiling a record just above .500
Interestingly, the year after he left, the Red Sox dropped from 83 wins to 73 wins.
In 2006, he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.
Before this year’s York Revolution win, Morgan managed the last York County-based professional championship baseball team.
For stats and roster of that 1969 team, visit: baseball-reference.com.
Call for scholarly journal: Year 1 of a York County scholarly journal is completed, and the York County Heritage Trust is calling for submissions for the 2011 edition. Details: www.yorkheritage.org.
Event of the weekend: The York County Heritage Trust’s Oyster Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Agricultural and Historical Museum. Entrance is free, and you pay for the food. For a brief history of oysters and York County, visit: Oysters: ‘Economical … not bones or waste …’.
Forum of the day: Some consider former West York running back Brandon Real as the best ever. Join in commenting of the blog post exploring that claim.
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What town is pictured above? Felton borough.
York County views from on the air:
– Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging Sears photograph, Part II
– Just try to resist this memory-tugging photo of North York’s White Oak Park
– Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York Whitehull Airport and York Valley Inn and Playland and …
– So, can you find long-gone Springwood Park in this aerial photograph?
– Camp Security area of Springettsbury Township from the air
– Columbia-Wrightsville Susquehanna River bridges from the air.
– Just try to resist this memory-tugging photograph of northwest York, Pa.
– Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York’s Roosevelt Avenue Airport.
– Memorial Stadium, now Bob Hoffman Stadium, built to keep professional baseball in York.