Kids display patriotism at Library Day Photo courtesy York County 200th Anniversary Commission
York County 250th Anniversary Celebration
This year-long celebration in 1999, marked 250
years of historic York County with songs, raised banners, newly
published books, restored monuments, and planted trees. York County
residents gave thanks for blessings bestowed on them, and
commemorated former residents who had worked to build the county
and the country. A rail trail was completed that connected York
with Maryland, and a relay race ran through each municipality in
York County. At the close of August's "peak week" of activities,
5,000 celebrants marched in the largest parade in the community's
Legacy documentation includes three volumes of York
County history, prepared by the York County 250th Anniversary
Commission; commemorative programs and brochures; an article and
brochure about the 250th anniversary quilt; a bibliography of York
County history in print; and three videos, including a musical.
Originally submitted by: William F. Goodling, Representative (19th District).
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