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Pressing Elderberries in a York-made 100-Year-Old “Keystone” Berry Press

Over-100-year-old Elderberry Jelly Recipe Earlier this month, Richard Duffy submitted photos of a “Keystone” Berry Press. This photo shows the upper cross brace, containing the manufacturers stencil; Keystone Farm Machine Company, in business in York, PA, between 1890 and 1919. … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 22 . . Diversify . . 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 22 . . . Diversify. A new part … Continue reading

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#7 York Rolling Mill in Spring Garden Township; site of a Massive Explosion in 1908

This postcard shows the aftermath of the massive explosion that occurred at 2:45 P.M. on August 10, 1908, at the York Rolling Mill; located along Loucks Mill Road in Spring Garden Township, York County, PA. Daniel J. Diehl of 712 … Continue reading

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100-Year-Old Cider Press; Made In York and still used in New Hampshire

Joe Vaillancourt of Garrison House Farm, Durham, New Hampshire, provided several photos of a cider press he uses for the annual Cider Pressing in October. The cider press was manufactured by the Keystone Farm Machine Company; in business in York, … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 17 . . Production . . 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 17 . . . Production.  A new part … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 16 . . Founders . . 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 16 . . . Founders.  A new part … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 16 . . Founders . . 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 16 . . . Founders.  A new part … 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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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 13 . . PeachBottom . . 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 13 . . . PeachBottom.  A new part … Continue reading

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The Magic Corn Sheller; it was Invincible

Floyd Stiles provided several photos of an Invincible Corn Sheller that he is restoring.  It was manufactured by the Keystone Farm Machine Company; in business in York, PA, between 1890 and 1919.  It is difficult to tie down an exact … Continue reading

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