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York countians had a hand in developing steam powered transportation

While doing some research on Phineas Davis and his York locomotive for an upcoming column, I realized I had never posted my column from some time ago on John Elgar and his Codorus steamboat. Elgar was a member of York’s … Continue reading

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York’s Variety Iron Works Produced Real Variety

Variety Iron Works from 1868-69 city directory at York County Heritage Trust I am glad to see that some of the remaining buildings of the Smyser-Royer Variety Iron Works complex are part of York City’s Northwest Triangle redevelopment project. One … Continue reading

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Steam Engine Causes Excitement in Glen Rock

One hundred and twenty-five years ago there was excitement in Glen Rock, according to an article in the Glen Rock Item, which was reprinted in the York Gazette of November 28, 1882. A new steam engine had arrived to bring … Continue reading

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