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York contractors ban drinking while building railroad

An item in the August 25, 1829 York Recorder newspaper microfilm at York County Heritage Trust recounts how some Yorkers managed to up productivity in their work crew—don’t let them drink. The article reads:

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Windmills Used Early in York County

Windmills–we might think of the sleek white blades of giant windmills generating electricity or those with huge canvas sails that we associate with Holland. Some of you might remember the iron frame windmills once used on many farms to pump … Continue reading

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