Harley’s new plant tour – From frame to ‘final dress': Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 4, 2011

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They came from all over to take a factory tour and see the bikes at the new visitors center at York County, Pa.’s, Harley-Davidson plant this week. Here, Gerard Klamer of The Netherlands checks out a Harley. A Harley spokesman said that for the first time, visitors get to see the Harley production process from frame to “final dress.” “It’s a new plant, with new processes, and guests get to see everything,” he told the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News. “You’re right there on the assembly line.” For details, visit: Harley-Davidson opens new tour center. Also of interest: York workers traditionally have made big, heavy things and York County chainsaw artist about Harley carving: ‘I had an inspiration for the bike and America’ and All Made in York posts from the start.

Neat stuff from all over … .
The Civil War Road Show is coming to York County Aug. 19-21.
That’s out there.
But another traveling exhibition will be in the area next week.
A Library of Congress news release said the exhibit, mounted in a customized 18-wheel truck, will visit Lancaster next week.
According to the news release:


“Gateway to Knowledge” will be in Lancaster on Tuesday, Aug. 9, and Wednesday, Aug. 10, and will be parked at the Manheim Township Public Library, 595 Granite Run Drive. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The exhibition features facsimiles of such treasures as the 1507 Waldseemüller Map (the first document to use the word “America”); the 1455 Gutenberg Bible; the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, in Thomas Jefferson’s hand with edits by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams; the 1962 drawings for the comic book that introduced Spider-Man to the world; and the handwritten manuscript to jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton’s “Frog-i-More Rag.”
The trailer expands to three times its road width, and visitors will enter from a central staircase to find several areas of museum-style exhibits including a welcoming multimedia display and computer terminals displaying Library of Congress websites. The websites will include the main site, www.loc.gov, the Center for the Book/Literacy Programs site, www.read.gov.
The Pennsylvania Room: Yorkblogger Scott Mingus has passed on a site showing photographs of neat Civil War holdings at Hanover Library’s Pennsylvania Room. You’ll like this.
Recommended blog post of the day: York at Heart’s Gordon Freireich blogs about Pinchot Park: “A Pinch of Pinchot does a body good.”
Forum of the day: Yorkblogger June Lloyd is replying to a query about community bands on her post: Bands Play on at St. Luke’s Picnic at New Bridgeville.

*Photo courtesy York Daily Record/Sunday News.

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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