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Early years of York Corporation presented in Dover

This illustration includes some of the key early founders and leaders of York Corporation. A talk on the early years of York Corporation will be presented Thursday August 17, 2017 at the meeting of the Greater Dover Historical Society. The … Continue reading

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Founders and Leaders of York Corporation

This illustration includes some of the key founders and leaders of York Corporation. I use it in two of my talks about the history of York Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Last month I was the speaker at the 87th Annual … Continue reading

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Edison Electric Plant becomes subsidiary of York Railways

Part 5 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 5 of an industrial chronicle of the buildings on the property recently purchased by the York County Heritage Trust, with their goal of renovating the buildings into a York … Continue reading

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Initial YORK 275th Talk at York County Heritage Trust on November 14

I’ll be presenting “York & Leading Industries of the Gilded Age,” at the York County Heritage Trust for their Second Saturday program on November 14, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in the Historical Society Museum; 250 East Market Street. As an … Continue reading

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YORKCO Presentation at Lower Windsor Area Historical Society on Monday November 2nd

Also … Other November Presentations I will be presenting “First 60-Years of York Corporation; from 1874 to 1934” at a meeting of the Lower Windsor Area Historical Society on Monday, November 2, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is in … Continue reading

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Work Underway on Johnson Controls Shrewsbury Development Center & YORKCO Talks

Stopping to eat, prior to attending the Stewartstown Historical Society meeting on Wednesday evening, I noticed work is underway on Johnson Controls Shrewsbury Development Center in Hopewell Township. This sign is posted along Renaissance Drive in the Stonebridge Business Center; … Continue reading

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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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S. Morgan Smith’s Grist Mill; Smith Signatures

S. Morgan Smith owned a Grist Mill, located in the extreme southwestern corner of Dover Township, where Big Mount Road crosses the Conewago Creek. This Grist Mill went by several names, including Ort’s and Diehl; however Bigmount is the name most … Continue reading

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Top 50 York County Sesqui-Centennial Factories

In 1899, York County celebrated its Sesqui-Centennial; the 150th anniversary of its creation on August 19, 1749, as the first Pennsylvania county completely west of the Susquehanna River. This summary post contains every link to the recently completed series on … Continue reading

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#2 York Manufacturing Company; Ice Making to Air Conditioning

This is the earliest view of the York Manufacturing Company along Roosevelt Avenue, a road then named West York Avenue; which runs along the bottom left of the illustration. The York Manufacturing Company had there own passenger railroad station; seen … Continue reading

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