YorksPast 200th Post; and The 10 Most Viewed Posts

Yt200YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012.  Ten months, to the day, later this is my 200th post.  Thus you’ve seen a brand new YorksPast post, on the average, 20 times per month.

I’d like to thank everyone for reading and providing feedback to YorksPast.  I’ve decided to take this occasion to share with my readers YorksPast’s ten most viewed posts.

Yt1Eliot Ness cracks the York Safe & Lock Company

Eliot Ness, a former prohibition agent, of The Untouchables fame, had a significant hand in the demise of the York Safe & Lock Company.

Yt2Reading the HEADLINES; A Quick Index to ALL YorksPast Posts

Reading the Headlines is an always-up-to-date, quick index to all YorksPast Posts that was suggested by a reader.

Yt3What will be the Fate of the Cow Weathervane?

With regards to the demolition of the former Avalong Farms Dairy barn, I ask, what will be the fate of the cow weathervane?

Yt4Johnson Controls leaving the Grantley Plant may be only partially correct

In this January 2013 post, it was my guess that the Navy Systems workforce will likely remain at the Grantley Plant after test facilities, engineering and support personnel are relocated.

Yt5Violet Hill in Spring Garden Township; Assorted Maps, Hotel & Schoolhouses

A sudden interest in Violet Hill from several directions had me move a future posts folder to the top of the pile; this was the first in a series of four posts.

Yt6Narrow Gauge Railway Along Stonewood Road in Springettsbury Township and Plot of Daniel Brubaker’s 280-Acres; i.e. location of Camp Security

The Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company constructed a narrow gauge railway along Stonewood Road in 1905; this was the first in a series of three posts.

Yt7A New Car by an Old Designer, the KLINE KAR; Pullman Pedigree to Racing Success, Part 3

The third part of a series about Kline Kars, designed by Jimmy Kline, at the start-up B.C.K. Motor Company in York, PA; and their use of racing to popularize the cars.

Yt8Billmeyer, Lancaster County named by Son & Son-in-Law of Charles Billmeyer

The quarry, plant and town of Billmeyer, Conoy Township, Lancaster County were the result of a business partnership of George S. Billmeyer and his brother-in-law John E. Baker.

Yt9A Road Named N.O.P., Arsenal and Whiteford; Part 4 – New 1948 N O P Route Cuts Traffic Hazards

This is the fourth part of a multi-part series examining the reasons for the names associated with a stretch of road in Springettsbury Township

Yt10Are these Three Schools in or near Potato Town, North Codorus Township?

I used various historic maps to determine the location of the Potato Town schoolhouse and determined that it was used as a school anytime between 1834 and 1875.

Reading the HEADLINES; A Quick Index to ALL YorksPast Posts

About Stephen H. Smith

Stephen H. Smith is a design engineer who worked at York International Corp. for 33 years before retiring several years ago to research and write books full time; his second career. The initial emphasis was on family history when he won a national award during 2002 for his first book “Barshingers in America." Positive feedback and that award were influential in his decision to retire early from engineering and start a retirement career.
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