Daily Archives: June 15, 2008

Freight locomotive ‘telescoped’ runaway Stewartstown Railroad car

The Stewartstown Railroad experienced an accident in 1923, the worst in its history dating back to 1885. With multiple railroads crossing York County, its rail history is filled with accidents (The Great Watermelon train wreck) and near accidents (The unsolved … Continue reading

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Who were most prominent 20th-century sports heroes in York and Adams counties?

The York Sunday New rated Bob Hoffman, founder of York Barbell, at the top of the top 10 York and Adams counties sports figures in the 20th century. Background posts: Lineup full of stars with York County links, Author muscles … Continue reading

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