Monthly Archives: December 2015

Memorials to Firefighters and to Mack the Fire Horse

In 1900, the Rescue Fire Company constructed this Firemen’s Monument on Penn Commons. The park was practically in the back yard of the Rescue Fire Station’s location at 344 South George Street in York, PA. A granite pedestal was topped … Continue reading

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Exploits of Mack the Noble Fire Horse

“Mack” was the veteran hose carriage horse of the Rescue Fire Company on South George Street in York, PA. This photo of a horse-drawn hose carriage, loaded with firemen, racing to a fire, is from the collections of the Library … Continue reading

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York County History Center Buildings 1885

“It is a matter of record—and fairly a part of the history of the city [of York]—that the Edison Light Company of York owed its birth and present success to Mr. [Adam F.] Geesey.” This quote comes from page 47 … Continue reading

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Menu-Ette Christmas Window Artwork

It was a Christmas tradition for Cliff Satterthwaite to decorate the Menu-Ette Restaurant windows with paper murals. Each year there was a different theme. In 1962, the pictured artwork depicted a traditional Christmas. The theme for another year, which stuck … Continue reading

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Menu-Ette linked to York Diner and Playland

Cliff Satterthwaite submitted this 1963 winter scene, in front of the Menu-Ette Restaurant, along the Lincoln Highway in Springettsbury Township. Cliff’s artistry, via murals, graced the interior of this restaurant. Cliff’s elaborate decoration of the windows, for the Christmas Season, … Continue reading

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New History Center Generated Edison Electricity

As early as 1883, Adam F. Geesey spearheaded the push for electric lights in York. The result was an April 13, 1885 charter for The Edison Electric Light Company of York. Philetus F. Wilt sold the Company a portion of … Continue reading

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York-Hoover Body and the Jeep

The Body Division of York-Hoover Corporation, on Wheatfield Street in York, PA, was repeatedly recognized for their quality and quantity of truck bodies, and similar units, produced for the Army Signal Corps, Quartermaster Corps and the Navy in the military … Continue reading

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York County Company built USA Luge Team’s Secret Weapon

Classics from YorksPast In 1992, York International Corporation built USA Luge a state-of-the-art refrigerated indoor training facility in Lake Placid, New York. The February 1998 issue of Popular Science, focusing on the science of the Olympics, discussed the rise of … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during November 2015

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts of November; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. … Continue reading

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Earliest Jeeps Built 75-Years Ago for WWII

During an October visit to Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center, I was enlightened with the latest research and identification of the earliest Jeeps. A few weeks after that visit, I attended a York County Heritage Trust symposium on General Jacob L. … Continue reading

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