During this time period, York lost its position as the County Seat to Alfred, the temperance movement developed, and the Civil War loomed. Mr. Kences will discuss the causes of the Civil War, York politics and political parties, the vote for Lincoln in 1860 and the impact of the war on the town. This series is presented by York historian James Kences and co-sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library.
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