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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during January 2015; OLLI Lifelong Learning at Penn State York

  Three of January’s top posts are related to my next OLLI Lifelong Learning classes at Penn State York. The Spring 2015 OLLI Course Catalog is at this link. OLLI is an all volunteer-driven organization that has provided a variety … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 21 . . Weddings . . Part 5

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 5 of Chapter 21 . . . Weddings. A new part … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 21 . . Weddings . . 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 21 . . . Weddings. A new part … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 21 . . Weddings . . Part 3

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 3 of Chapter 21 . . . Weddings. A new part … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 20 . . Europe . . Part 2

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 2 of Chapter 20 . . . Europe. A new part … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 20 . . Europe . . 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 20 . . . Europe. A new part … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 19 . . Sustainable . . Part 3

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 3 of Chapter 19 . . . Sustainable. A new part … 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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Four Generations of Billmeyer Family History; from the Immigrant Jacob to Andrew to Daniel to Charles

Charles Billmeyer, one of the founders of the railcar builders Billmeyer & Small in York, Pennsylvania, died on November 25, 1875.  His son George S. Billmeyer died on January 13, 1917 and George’s obituary notes his grandfather was Andrew Billmeyer; … Continue reading

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Billmeyer, Lancaster County named by Son & Son-in-Law of Charles Billmeyer

The location next to marker ‘6’ on this 1908 Topographic Map is named Billmeyer.  This name has a direct relationship to Charles Billmeyer, one of the founders of the rail car manufacturer Billmeyer & Small in York, PA.  The location … Continue reading

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