Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sole Surviving Pullman Automobile with Vulcan Electric Gear Shift

My post Vulcan Technology is in Pullman’s Electrically Controlled Gasoline Automobile featured an ad for the 1914 Pullman Model 6-46A appearing in the Fifth Annual Harrisburg Auto Show; that opened the evening of March 14, 1914. Paul Vaughn submitted photos of … Continue reading

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Agitating for a Susquehanna Trail Celebration

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 17 As the Susquehanna Trail neared completion, ideas were put forth for a grand celebration. Since the idea for the Susquehanna Trail and most of its length were in … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 20 . . Europe . . 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 20 . . . Europe. A new part … Continue reading

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The Stonybrook Mill; Artwork of Cliff Satterthwaite

Early in the afternoon on Saturday November 15th, I finished up annotating the aerial photos that appeared in last Monday’s post: 1860 Buildings 51-58 in East Region of Springettsbury Township. Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County indicates the Glatz Grist … Continue reading

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Remembering TWO Thanksgivings in one Year

From the time of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency until 1939, Thanksgiving had traditionally been celebrated the last Thursday in November. Retailers were also clinging to their own tradition of having the Christmas shopping season start the Friday after Thanksgiving. In 1939, … Continue reading

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Newly Completed Susquehanna Trail teems with Historical Scenes

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 16 The completion of Susquehanna Trail, during July of 1924, was met with a promotional blitz by the Publicity Bureau of the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce. They sent out … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 20 . . Europe . . 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 20 . . . Europe. A new part … Continue reading

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#14 Baugher, Kurtz & Stewart; The Prominent Foundry along the Codorus in York

At #14 in the count down of the Top 50 York County Factories at End of 19th Century is Baugher, Kurtz & Stewart in York, PA. The 10th Factory Inspection Report, from the Pennsylvania Department of Factory Inspection, notes that … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 51-58 in East Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, eight 1860 buildings in the Stony Brook region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of this illustration is a 1937 aerial photo of the same region, … Continue reading

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York is In Danger of Losing the Susquehanna Trail during 1923

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 15 In 1923, it had been five years since York was selected over Gettysburg as the southern extension city on the Susquehanna Trail. The concrete Trail from York to … Continue reading

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