Category Archives: New York

More cute dogs with famous owners painted by York native H. R. Hildebrand

Ready for some more really cute dogs? As promised in my last post about the extremely prolific artist H. Robert Hildebrand, who specialized in dog portraits, I’ll list a few of his celebrity clients. These were listed in the brochure … Continue reading

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York, PA-Made Pullman Beats Out Other 20 Horsepower Cars

Automobile manufacturing was booming in York a hundred years ago. One of the most successful was the Pullman automobile, made by the York Motor Car Company. Manufacturers entered the cars in all kinds of races and competition to capture the … Continue reading

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York Going to the Dogs for Over 100 Years

It seems like every year we hear of York County connections to the premier Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Just this year a toy poodle from Dillsburg named Vikki won the best of breed to make it to the finals. … Continue reading

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Any Old Union Pacific Railroad Bonds Around?

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that, judging by the ads from real estate agents in other areas trying to entice York County buyers, this area must have been quite prosperous in the late 1860s. Merchants and other entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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