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Identify the building with these steps

Who can identify the building with the pictured steps? These are the main entrance steps of a 70-year-old building that still stands in York County. The steps can clearly be seen from a public street or road. The 15,000-square-foot building … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail incites a Halloween Jubilee

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 13 With the approach of Halloween in 1920, a masked carnival was part of the completion jubilee for the Susquehanna Trail in Shrewsbury. The concrete roadbed had been recently … Continue reading

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Historical Talk about YORK Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

I use this montage, from the 1994 Annual Report of York International Corporation, as the title slide in my latest presentation. This historical talk about YORK Air Conditioning and Refrigeration covers the years 1935 to 2005. This new presentation is … Continue reading

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P. T. Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth; a Sight to Behold in York, PA, during 1876

In the early morning darkness of Saturday September 16th, 1876, three monster trains, containing 120 railroad cars, pulled into York, Pennsylvania.  They occupied one of the double tracked rails of the Northern Central Railroad, stretching all the way from West … Continue reading

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#34 George A. Kohler & Company Cigar Factory in York; Becomes Merchants Cigar Company

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the … Continue reading

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#39 A. F. Hostetter Cigar Factory in Hanover; Largest Hanover Cigar Manufacturer in 1899

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the … Continue reading

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