Monthly Archives: November 2012

Peter Kline Family from about 1773 in Eastern York County

Following my talk on the Dosch Burial Grounds in Lower Windsor Township, several people asked for more details on several of the families noted in my talk.  This post on the Peter Kline Family is the ninth in a series … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 3 . . Missing . . Part 5

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 5 of Chapter 3 . . . Missing.  A new part … Continue reading

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York Rail Car Manufacturers & Their Influence on the Route of the Ma & Pa Railroad; Two Early Rail Routes went through Loganville and then onto Hanover Junction

John D. Denney, Jr. showed me a copy of this map roughly six years ago.  The original from which his copy was made contained penciled routes; which I have approximated in white.  It named the locations: Peach Bottom, Delta, Apple … Continue reading

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The Earliest Susquehanna River Bridge to York County is Authorized in 1793; Part 1

The illustration contains a photocopy of the introduction to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania act passed April 11th 1793, authorizing a Susquehanna River Bridge from Blue Rock, Lancaster County to Pleasant Garden, York County.  This was the earliest river bridge authorized … Continue reading

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A Road Named N.O.P., Arsenal and Whiteford; Part 3 – Naval Ordnance Plant, NOP Road Ads

On June 19th 1944, the Special Ordnance Plant within the York Safe & Lock Company facility in Springettsbury Township was designated as the Naval Ordnance Plant, York.  This fact has a bearing on two of the names for a stretch … Continue reading

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Susquehanna River Bridge Planned at Long Level in 1793; George Dosch Family Part 5

Following my talk on the Dosch Burial Grounds in Lower Windsor Township, several people asked for more details on several of the families noted in my talk.  This post on the George Dosch Family is the eighth in a series … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 3 . . Missing . . Part 4

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 4 of Chapter 3 . . . Missing.  A new part … Continue reading

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Billmeyer & Small Company produced a large variety of Specialty Cars

Asher & Adams’ New Columbian Railroad Atlas of 1879 is very large format; about 18 by 24 inch pages.  To get a lot of written material into a Billmeyer & Small ad appearing on page 408, the text is very … Continue reading

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Eliot Ness cracks the York Safe & Lock Company

By the end of WWII, the York Safe & Lock Company had established four new plants in addition to their main plant, all located in York, Pennsylvania.  What became of all these plants?  What became of the Company?  Eliot Ness, … Continue reading

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A Road Named N.O.P., Arsenal and Whiteford; Part 2 – Bofors at York Safe & Lock Co.

Virtually every sizeable ship in the Navy during WWII was outfitted with 40-MM Naval Anti-aircraft Bofors Guns.  The gun fired a two-pound projectile from each barrel at the rate of 120 or better per minute.  The projectile itself was of … Continue reading

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