Monthly Archives: June 2018

Racing through the square in York

A York-built Pullman 4-40 Gentleman’s Roadster raced a Studebaker in an auto race lasting over two-weeks in March of 1908 from Philadelphia to Savannah, Georgia. Racing on the dirt roads of that time, the leading Pullman passes through the square … Continue reading

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Captured by Abraham Lincoln for surrendering York

Arthur Farquhar recalled his capture by President Abraham Lincoln in the April 1922 issue of McClure’s magazine; a monthly publication sold widely throughout the United States. York industrialist Arthur B. Farquhar was 24-years old when he initiated actions that resulted … Continue reading

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Emig Mansion and the Underpass relic

Terrence Downs shared the story of Marian Emig and J. Horace Rudy at the Emig Mansion. This Rudy stained glass window was referenced a number of times throughout his presentation. The presentation was part of the June meeting of the … Continue reading

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Epic auto races sell newspapers in 1908

A York-built Pullman 4-40 Gentleman’s Roadster raced a Studebaker in an auto race lasting over two-weeks in March of 1908 from Philadelphia to Savannah, Georgia. This photo, submitted by Paul Vaughn, shows the Pullman at the starting point; outside the … Continue reading

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Dutch Emig as drawn by J. Horace Rudy

Dutch Emig posed for a stained glass window installed at the Heinz Office Building in Pittsburgh. J. Horace Rudy’s sketch of Emigsville’s Howard A. Emig is from the Records of Rudy Brothers Company, MSP#278, Folder 15, in the Library and … Continue reading

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York Gas Works expansion during World War I

Barton Associates utilizes the end view of the impressive 3-story Gas Works building as their logo. That structure, at the right side of this photo, was constructed during World War I. It was built during the last major expansion of … Continue reading

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Prominent York jeweler started in Red Lion

Shaffner’s was the jeweler to go to in York County from the 1930s thru the 1970s. Kathy made that statement while I helped with her family history research at the York County History Center. In turn, she shared Shaffner’s insight … Continue reading

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Choice of I-83 or Route 30 Traffic Jam

Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market offers a choice of I-83 or Route 30 Traffic Jam. When in your vehicle, choosing your least favorite bottleneck traffic jam may be difficult. It is equally as difficult to choose which of Brown’s jams … Continue reading

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Robotics now; Northwest Triangle was once Coal and Tobacco

Coal yards and wholesale leaf tobacco once covered most of the Northwest Triangle’s recently announced Innovation District. York Exponential, a robotics firm, is the driving force behind this project. This view, from the intersection of North Beaver Street and North … Continue reading

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Jeep tractor of a Jacobus Jeep farmer

Dick Myers inquired about a Jeep tractor used by an uncle during his truck farming days near Jacobus. Dick’s query follows: “I saw your Jeep articles and wondered if you ever came across Jeeps used as farm tractors. Fresh out … Continue reading

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