Monthly Archives: February 2013

RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 5 . . Westward . . Part 6

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 6 of Chapter 5 . . . Westward.  A new part … Continue reading

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Patriotic Parade of York Mfg. Co.; Leaving York Mfg. Plant on West York Street to Possibly Join York’s 1913 GAR Parade, i.e. Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg

This is one of the slides that I’ve already prepared for a Fall 2013 OLLI  talk entitled “From York Manufacturing Company to York Ice Machinery Corporation, the First 60-Years of York Corporation.”  As soon as I saw Blake Stough’s Preserving … Continue reading

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A New Car by an Old Designer, the KLINE KAR; Pullman Pedigree to Racing Success, Part 2

The Library of Congress has a huge Online Catalog of Prints & Photographs. That’s where I found the photos of the Kline Racing Kars used in this post. The “Jimmy” is the Kline-Kar special-racer built in York and introduced in … Continue reading

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#49 George W. Hoover Wagon Factory in York; Top 50 York County Factories at End of 19th Century

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the … Continue reading

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Reciting from Memory the 6,757 words of the Constitution and Amendments yields Job for York WWI Veteran

The Library of Congress has a huge Online Catalog of Prints & Photographs.  I always get side-tracked easily when I enter this site to do specific research.  While looking for photos of Kline Racing Kars, I stumbled upon this photo … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 5 . . Westward . . 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 5 . . . Westward.  A new part … Continue reading

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Military Parades Through Streets of York; Firing Salutes at 5 O’clock in the Morning

Last Thursday the fictional character Dan DeWyatt, in my Railcar Gold historical novel, starts to explore the Borough of York upon his arrival on July 4th 1860.  I wanted to know what were the 4th of July celebrations like in … Continue reading

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A New Car by an Old Designer, the KLINE KAR; Pullman Pedigree to Racing Success, Part 1

The Winter 2013 Issue of Pennsylvania Heritage has a feature article on the history of Motorsports in Pennsylvania.  That article states the first competitive automobile event in Pennsylvania was won by a Kline Kar right off the showroom floor; a … Continue reading

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#50 David S. Detwiler Cigar Factory in Wrightsville; Top 50 York County Factories at End of 19th Century

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the end … Continue reading

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McGann Manufacturing Company in Spring Garden Township; Harold L. Smith during WWII

Last winter I attended a remarkable multiple-session OLLI presentation by James McClure on “WWII: The Effect on York County.”  After the talk, Ray Kinard mentioned something about Bowen & McLaughlin working on tanks during WWII at a place along Richland … Continue reading

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