Tag Archives: Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society

Where I’ll be Speaking & Topics Available

ABOUT THE SPEAKER Stephen H. Smith is a retired Mechanical Engineer from York International Corporation and local Family History author. His book “Barshingers in America” won the top prize within the Genealogy and Family History category in the 2002 National … Continue reading

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Car Building in York County during 1876

These snippets, from an article in the October 10th, 1876 issue of the The Evening Dispatch, paint an optimistic picture for railroad car building companies within York County.  The snippets are from the extensive collection of newspaper microfilms at the … Continue reading

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Governor Wolf’s profound impact on York County

Northern Central Railroad & Glen Rock Talk Yorker Tom Wolf is running for Governor.  One hundred and eighty-five years ago, Pennsylvania had its first Governor Wolf.  George Wolf served as the seventh Governor of Pennsylvania. This portrait shows George Wolf … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during March 2014

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012, with about 30 views per day during the initial months.  My 400th post milestone was reached last week.  This chart shows the growth of YorksPast readership in recent months; thanks to … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Seitz; from Glen Rock ITEM Editor to Stock Car Inventor

I’m putting together slides for a talk; Rail Events in the 1800’s for the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society on April 22nd, 2014.  One slide used in a prior talk on 19th Century Railway Car Builders of York contained the … Continue reading

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Talk on Rail Events in the 1800’s for the Glen Rock area

I’m giving a talk on Rail Events in the 1800’s for the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society on April 22nd, 2014.  In the 1800’s, engines, such as Steam Into History’s 1860’s era replica steam locomotive, pulled trains through Glen Rock … Continue reading

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