Monthly Archives: April 2014

World Trade Center had 49,000 Tons of YORK Cooling

Neat Comment about The Famous YORK Flex Coupling I received this e-mail on Tuesday from Gary Wilson, as a neat comment to my post on Monday: You forgot to mention The Famous YORK Flex Coupling appearing in the painting!  I … Continue reading

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Story behind Executive Floor Painting for YORK Air Conditioning Headquarters

Originally a three-dimensional wall sculpture was envisioned for an empty foyer space on the top floor of YORK’s new Headquarters in 1969.  Salvaging Creativity probably would have got the job, if they existed back then; after all, they use many … Continue reading

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The Shoe Wizard celebrates 33 Years as a Yorker

Mahlon Haines, “The Shoe Wizard”, always did things differently; for example he built the Shoe House east of York.  Most people celebrate milestones like 5-Years, 10-Years, 25-Years, etc.  Mahlon Haines considered his 33rd Year as a Yorker as a cause … Continue reading

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The Manor of Springettsbury by Neal Otto Hively

This is the same illustration that began my post Ten 1860 Buildings in South Region of Springettsbury Township; with one exception.  A faint transparent overlay of the corresponding section of Neal Otto Hively’s Connected Draft Warrant MAP 20 of The … Continue reading

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Car Building in York County during 1876

These snippets, from an article in the October 10th, 1876 issue of the The Evening Dispatch, paint an optimistic picture for railroad car building companies within York County.  The snippets are from the extensive collection of newspaper microfilms at the … Continue reading

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35 Participating Restaurants for March of Dimes Coffee Day in 1958; Avalong, Paddock, Bury’s/Playland Steps

Arsenal Road, The Paddock on Market, Stony Brook Slate and Brick Company Of the 35 participating restaurants for March of Dimes Coffee Day in 1958, few continue to exist in York County.  The Paddock Restaurant at 3406 East Market Street … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 15 . . Export . . 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 15 . . . Export.  A new part … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Fire Stations nearing completion; Then & Now

This is the “Then” photo of the Springettsbury Fire Station nearing completion in 1958.  It is the present Springetts Fire Company at 3013 East Market Street.  Only the middle part of the present fire station was built in 1958.  Later … Continue reading

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Governor Wolf’s profound impact on York County

Northern Central Railroad & Glen Rock Talk Yorker Tom Wolf is running for Governor.  One hundred and eighty-five years ago, Pennsylvania had its first Governor Wolf.  George Wolf served as the seventh Governor of Pennsylvania. This portrait shows George Wolf … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 15 . . Export . . 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 15 . . . Export.  A new part … Continue reading

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