Monthly Archives: January 2014

S. Morgan Smith Turbine cut up York County eels Ready for the Frying Pan

In a previous post, I noted that S. Morgan Smith Company begat four current York County Companies.  This post continues a lengthy article appearing in the News-Comet of East Berlin, which was published over several weeks during January 1947.  Click … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 13 . . PeachBottom . . 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 13 . . . PeachBottom.  A new part … Continue reading

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S. Morgan Smith Company founded in 1877; News-Comet of East Berlin

In a previous post, I noted that S. Morgan Smith Company begat four current York County Companies and asked what year the company started.  I have seen or been told 1871, 1873, 1874, 1876 or 1877 as the year the … Continue reading

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Founding Year for S. Morgan Smith Company

In a previous post, I noted that S. Morgan Smith Company begat four current York County Companies and asked what year the company started.  I have seen or been told 1871, 1873, 1874, 1876 or 1877 as the year the … Continue reading

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4-Lane Interstate planned through Downtown York?

I discovered some photographs earlier this month at the York County Heritage Trust.  The sequence of photos illustrate things that I heard over the years from some of my Uncles and my Dad about the 1950s planning hearings for the … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 13 . . PeachBottom . . Part 3

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 3 of Chapter 13 . . . PeachBottom.  A new part … Continue reading

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A Small Correction creates a Census Lookup Take-Away

I wrote three posts about Cassandra (Small) Franklin last month concerning the 1916 plans for her country house that was to be nestled between prominent estates in the Grantley hills.  As shown in the illustration, six years prior, the 1910 … Continue reading

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Between 4¢ & 6¢ Stamps, Put a Man on the Moon; Buy your Forever Stamps

First class postage will cost 49¢ as of January 26th, 2014.  Buy your supply of Forever Stamps now at the 46¢ rate!  If you were one of those who bought a big supply of Forever Stamps when they first hit … Continue reading

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S. Morgan Smith Company; the Begats

This timeline chart shows how S. Morgan Smith Company begat four current York County Companies.  The question mark is when S. Morgan Smith Company was established. I have seen or been told 1871, 1873, 1874, 1876 or 1877 as the … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 13 . . PeachBottom . . Part 2

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 2 of Chapter 13 . . . PeachBottom.  A new part … Continue reading

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