Monthly Archives: July 2014

RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 17 . . Production . . 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 17 . . . Production.  A new part … Continue reading

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The 1914 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Truck; also 1914 Indian, Thor & Yale Motorcycles

  Last week I wrote about Vulcan Technology in Pullman’s Electrically Controlled Gasoline Automobile.  In that post, I noted the Harrisburg Auto Show of 1914 also included five motorcycle makes: Harley-Davidson, Henderson, Indian, Thor and Yale.  Reader Rick Wall wanted … Continue reading

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The President Lincoln Torpedoed on Return Trip; York sailor KIA

George B. Hoffman, of York, PA; was among those Killed in Action “The President Lincoln Torpedoed on Return Trip” is the headline to this photo appearing on page 1 of the June 4, 1918 issue of the York Daily.  The … Continue reading

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Vulcan Technology is in Pullman’s Electrically Controlled Gasoline Automobile

Motor Vehicles at the 1914 Harrisburg Auto Show This ad for the 1914 Pullman Model 6-46A appeared in the Harrisburg Auto Show edition of the Harrisburg Telegraph.  The Fifth Annual Harrisburg Auto Show opened the evening of March 14, 1914, … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 17 . . Production . . 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 17 . . . Production.  A new part … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 11-20 in East Region of Springettsbury Township

Within this illustration, I’ve pointed out ten 1860 buildings and their corresponding location on a 1937 aerial photo.  I’m working my way around Springettsbury Township, ten buildings at a time, until all buildings from 1860 are visited.  The present commercial … Continue reading

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#16 John C. Schmidt & Company, Chain Manufacturer in York is founded by a Hall of Fame Industrialist

  Several times a year, the Chicago trade publication American Artisan and Hardware Record selected a Captain of Industry that was profiled in a feature they called Hall of Fame.  John C. Schmidt of York, Pennsylvania, was given the honor … Continue reading

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Memories of Miller’s One-Room Schoolhouse and the Surrounding Area

This Gazette and Daily photo captures the interior of Miller’s Schoolhouse in Springettsbury Township during the beginning of the 1947-1948 school year.  The teacher, Mrs. Erma Daron, normally taught students spanning eight grades in this one room, however this year … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 17 . . Production . . 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 17 . . . Production.  A new part … Continue reading

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Tractor Seat Chair or Modern Art; You Decide

I happened upon this image while looking for a United States Patent related to a future post.  My first thought, this could easily be a piece of modern art.  I was not surprised that the patentee was from York, PA, … Continue reading

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