Dec 24, 2010

Funds secured to preserve possible Revolutionary War tract

(YDR) A farm where historians believe a Revolutionary War prison camp once stood is close to being preserved because the Conservation Fund has secured the money needed to buy the property.
The York County commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to give $150,000 toward the preservation of the 116-acre Rowe farm off Locust Grove Road in Springettsbury Township.
It was the last commitment the Conservation Fund needed to purchase the property for $2.1 million - a lower price than the original offer, said county officials and Todd McNew, state director for the Conservation Fund. Continued