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Shockeys revisit pictorial history of Greencastle, township

June 08, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Following up on the success of their 2004 book, a Greencastle couple has published a new pictorial about the area's history.

"Images of America Greencastle-Antrim Revisited" releases in late July, but a preview will be available at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church on North Washington Street.

A PowerPoint from Ken and Bonnie Shockey will feature photographs in the book, along with ones that did not make the final cut. Preorders will be taken for the $20 book, and proceeds benefit the Allison-Antrim Museum.

Response to "Images of America Greencastle-Antrim" was great, according to Bonnie Shockey.

"We still have people who occasionally order it online," Bonnie Shockey said.

Copies are also sold in stores and at the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, she said.

The follow-up book focuses on the 1950s and 1960s. Favorite hangouts like the Cubby Hole, State Theater, Greenpoint and the Corner are featured.

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The faces behind WKSL are shown, Bonnie Shockey said.

She expressed special excitement about Alexander L. Irwin's photographs, which came from Nebraska.

"It was talking to one person who knows somebody else who had photos," Bonnie Shockey said.

The new book has aerial views of the Greencastle area before Interstate 81 and residential housing developments. It also has shots of the damage caused by Hurricane Agnes.

For more information about the presentation, which serves as the monthly meeting of the museum, call 717-597-9010 or visit www.greencastlemuseum.org.

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