Tag Archives: Henry Ford

Ford Ghost Sign in York City

This photo is of an old Ford “Ghost Sign” in York City. The sign is high on the west wall of the original location of Carl Beasley Ford along West Market Street opposite Carlisle Avenue. The best view is looking … Continue reading

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The first USA

Wednesday morning I was in Philadelphia for a last minute meeting and in the afternoon stayed to visit a recently opened museum. The Museum of the American Revolution is located on the southeast corner of 3rd & Chestnut Streets. A … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Ford Tri-Motor Airplane

Yesterday, I noticed this vintage Tri-Motor Airplane flying low while on my return trip from presenting a family history talk in Wilmington. At the next crossroads, I turned in the direction the airplane was headed and discovered the New Garden … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during April 2014

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012, with about 30 views per day during the initial months.  This chart shows the growth of YorksPast readership in recent months; thanks to my ever-growing legion of loyal readers! At the … 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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Early Ford Automobile in York was Serial Number 59

Last year I took this photo of an old Ford “Ghost Sign” in York City.  The sign is high on the west wall of the original location of Carl Beasley Ford along West Market Street opposite Carlisle Avenue.  The best … Continue reading

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Dr. Betz piqued Henry Ford’s interest in Schultz House of Springettsbury Township

A 1912 newspaper article by Dr. Israel H. Betz of York, PA is likely what piqued Henry Ford’s interest in purchasing the Schultz House and moving it to Greenfield Village in Michigan.  I wrote about Ford’s interest in acquiring the … Continue reading

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Camp Security, the Schultz House & Henry Ford

I wrote about the interest of Henry Ford in acquiring the Schultz House near Camp Security last year.  A suggestion about this connection was offered when I visited Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village.  I finally got around to some follow-up search.  … Continue reading

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#21 Billmeyer & Small Company in York; and their Susquehanna Steam Saw Mills in Wrightsville

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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Found the Source: Henry Ford wanted to purchase the Schultz House of Springettsbury Township

The Schultz House is one of the oldest houses in York County.  It is located south of Stony Brook and west of Locust Grove Road in Springettsbury Township; near the site of the Revolutionary War prisoner of war Camp Security.  … Continue reading

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