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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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Michael Schall’s Empire Car Works; plus his Family

As seen in this letterhead, by 1883 Michael Schall’s Empire Car Works had expanded to shops in four locations within Pennsylvania: York, Glen Rock, Middletown and Dauphin.  In this post, I’ll continue to examine the Empire Car Works plus I’ll … Continue reading

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Two Railcar Manufacturers were in the City of York during the Civil War; plus Origins of the Empire Car Works

During the Rebel occupation of the City of York during two days in June of 1863, Confederate Major General Jubal Early addressed the townspeople, “I have abstained from burning the railroad buildings and car shops in your town because after … Continue reading

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Free Lecture on 19th Century Railway Car Builders of York

On Saturday June 8th 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Historical Society Museum, 250 East Market Street, York, PA, I’ll be giving a free lecture on 19th Century Railway Car Builders of York.  This talk is part of the Second … Continue reading

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