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Red Lion Cabinet Company statistics drive home inflation rates

I came across the booklet above while doing some research on the Red Lion Cabinet Company. It is undated, but was allegedly done around 1953, when the company was nearing its peak production, with 10 % of the entire wooden … Continue reading

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June 1863 news from the York Gazette

War news was summarized as usual in the June 9, 1863 weekly issue of the York Gazette. Reports came in from Vicksburg; Franklin, Tenn. and the lower Mississippi. Little did they know that in less than three weeks war news … Continue reading

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York’s Historical Markers on the Square–Part 3

The marker above describes the third of the five sites commemorated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in York’s Continental/Center Square. As with some of the others, it refers to the time that the center of York was the … Continue reading

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York County’s Colonel Thomas Hartley had a hard time arming his troops.

I found this 1777 letter last week while looking through the microfilms of the Papers of the Continental Congress at the National Archives. It seems that Colonel Thomas Hartley of York was trying to arm his regiment. He thought the … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure Found in York?

That’s what some excavators though in 1911, jumbling some history and jumping to conclusions. The York Dispatch reported the story:

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