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York Fairgrounds hosted college football games

This Library of Congress photo shows goal line action during a circa 1902 college football game. At the turn of the 20th Century the infield of the half-mile race track at the York Fairgrounds played host to college football games. … Continue reading

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The York Water Company at 100-Years

An article in the August 16th 1916 issue of the trade publication Fire and Water Engineering provided a detailed look at The York Water Company as it observed its 100th-year in 1916. One of the primary components of the Company … Continue reading

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Charles Kurtz and The York Water Company

Charles Kurtz was a Director of The York Water Company for 35-years and was President of the company during the last 15-years of his life. Several major infrastructure projects were completed during those 15-years; such as the construction of the … Continue reading

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Take me out to the Ballgame of Yesteryear

This “Take me out to the Ballgame” sheet music cover comes from online collections of The Library of Congress. The song resulted from the collaboration of lyricist Jack Norworth with composer Albert Von Tilzer and was published by The York … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 22 . . Diversify . . Part 1

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 1 of Chapter 22 . . . Diversify. A new part … Continue reading

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College Football Games were played on the York Fairgrounds during the York Fair

Football at York Collegiate Institute; predecessor to York College In 1888, the York County Agricultural Society moved the York Fairgrounds from their East King Street site to their present York Fair/York Expo Center property, west of York. This postcard contains a … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 18 . . David . . 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 18 . . . David. A new part … 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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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 17 . . Production . . Part 1

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 1 of Chapter 17 . . . Production.  A new part … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 16 . . Founders . . Part 6

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 6 of Chapter 16 . . . Founders.  A new part … Continue reading

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