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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection


York County
Betty Harriman and Mary Schafer
1963-66, 1973
Bunceton, Cooper County, Missouri and Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan
Cotton with polyester
92" x 92"
MSUM 1998:53.121
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Mary Schafer's notes say:
  Notes on Betty's [Harriman] pattern indicate this to be a Krockman Family pattern, but provenance is unknown. It is not known whether York County, PA or York County, VA is commemorated in this quilt pattern. Both regions are historically important: fearing capture by Howe's army, the Continental Congress left Philadelphia and held sessions in York County PA from September 1777 until June 1778; it was therefore once the Capitol of the Republic. And Yorktown, the county seat of York county, VA has figured prominently in American history Cornwallis surrendered on October 18, 1781, ending the Revolutionary War, and independence for the New Republic was assured.



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