Two photos, two generations of high-tech farm machinery on York County soil

Linked in/Neat stuff: World War I revisited/York interstate that was never built
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This looks like a complicated farm machine, one among many exhibited at the Keystone Farm Show at the York Expo Center earlier this month. The device, pulled behind a tractor, can harvest varied crops planted in varied row widths. Farm machinery as gone high-tech, particularly compared with the photo below of a high-tech machine from an earlier generation. For additional photos, see: Agriculture meets technology. Also of interest: Tractors square dance, yes, square dance at a past Farm Show.

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This contraption was high tech for its day. It’s a farm wagon with an engine – Chase quarter ton pickup truck operating in the Thomasville-area in 1948. It was built about 50 years before and gives a glimpse of an early motorized vehicle. Also of interest: Is this a farm truck or just a wagon with a motor?

Neat stuff from all over … .

The clustering of historic sites continues to develop in eastern York County.

The Susquehanna Heritage Park, as its being call, will tell a dual story – about history and ecology – in that part of the county.

It would bring together five sites: Highpoint, Native Lands County Park, Wilton Meadows Nature Preserve, Klines Run Park and the Zimmerman Center.

You can read more about it: Susquehanna Heritage Park.

Forgotten war: World War I, in its 100th anniversary year, is often overlooked in the story of war. Yorkblogger June Lloyd remembers the Great War with this post: New publication highlights York County men and women in World War I.

A city interstate: Planners 50 or more years ago ago were looking at an interstate that would have run through downtown York. Stephen H. Smith writes about this highway that was never built.

 

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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