Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Curious Case of Zero Weather in York

I easily get distracted when looking through old newspapers on microfilm at the York County Heritage Trust.  This headline intrigued me, “Zero Weather in York Last Night.”  Of course, the article is reporting on temperatures near zero.  Continuing my intended … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 14 . . Centennial . . 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 14 . . . Centennial.  A new part … Continue reading

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Historic Pennsylvania German Farmhouse along Whiteford Road

Twenty-five years ago Historic York evaluated this property at 2901 Whiteford Road in Springettsbury Township.  The findings were recorded (Survey Code 133-55-1K-KJ) prior to conversion of the building into a bank.  The building was classified as a brick Pennsylvania German … Continue reading

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Witness Trees in York County

Witness Trees provide a living link to the past and gave witness to the surrounding events during their lifetime.  A huge majestic white oak was an impressive landmark in Emigsville until it fell in a 1997 storm.  A slice of … Continue reading

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Camp Security & the Witness Tree

Witness Trees at Gettysburg are recognized as living sentinels that witnessed the Battle in July of 1863 or witnessed Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address during November of 1863.  Witness Trees at Valley Forge are recognized for witnessing the Continental Army encampment during … Continue reading

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Neat Comment to Eliot Ness cracks the York Safe & Lock Company

By 1922 the United States Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Banks had adopted vaults produced by the York Safe & Lock Company in York, PA as their standard.  This advertisement from the 1922 International Banking Directory also states “York safes … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 14 . . Centennial . . Part 1

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 1 of Chapter 14 . . . Centennial.  A new part … Continue reading

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York International & the Olympics

This illustration is the North American part of a 1997 York International Corporation advertising theme “It’s a Cool World.”  The whole ad pinpoints a few of the landmark sites around the world where YORK has a cool, comforting presence.  The … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail WWI Memorial Sycamores

In the 1920s about 400 sycamore trees were planted along the Susquehanna Trail, from Jacobus southward to the Maryland Line.  Like the 1,500 memorial trees planted as a Road Of Remembrance along the Lincoln Highway in York County, the Susquehanna … Continue reading

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