Columbia honors Civil War heroes such as those who burned Wrightsville bridge
There are 7 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Nov 14, 2010, titled Columbia honors Civil War heroes such as those who burned Wrightsville bridge. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:Columbia residents Glenn Bachert, left, portraying John Q. Denny; Tom Vecchiolli, center, portraying Jacob Rich; and Charlie Duncan, portraying Jacob Miller, right, plant a Liberty Elm tree in Columbia's Locust Street Park during a ceremony Sunday to remember the borough's role in the Civil War.
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#1 Nov 15, 2010
Nice jester. Without them we could have been ruled by southern states.
#2 Nov 15, 2010
That was a nice tribute to the brave men that helped save the towns.I hope they make this an annual event.
#3 Nov 15, 2010
Caption for the top picture:
Groundhog sees shadow. Handlers stuff him back in the hole with a tree.
#4 Nov 15, 2010
It is already a annual event. Matter of fact when it first started it was originated from the idea after findng the Black cemetery where many of these soldiers having done honorable heroic deeds where buried that property was over run with weeds and trash and the head stones at times illegible almost sunk into the ground. Thus making it impossible view from the road and it's location in the area.
I believe a man named Greg Edmond started the cleanup process.
Yes it is a nice jester to honor those who have gone before us but left a legacy of honor and bravery. Let's hope the tradition continues into many generations.
#5 Nov 15, 2010
It's gesture people, not jester.
#6 Nov 15, 2010
Those concrete piers have been sitting in the river, unused since the Civil War? I had no idea.
I would have thought that they would re-use the pilings for the replacement bridge but from what I gather from this article, they have been sitting there looking just like that for almost 150 years now.
#7 Nov 19, 2010
Leeds, read a little history. there was a steel train bridge on those piers until 1963.
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