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Pfaltzgraff afficionados grab up legacy pottery pieces, fund archives

Thousands of Pfaltzgraff pieces have gone on sale at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum in York. Droves of shoppers sorted through 13,000 pieces of various Pfaltzgraff collections at the York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum. The sale ends … Continue reading

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Big barns in Library of Congress photograph identified as Avalongs in Springettsbury Township

These barn photos are part of a recent picture release from Yale University of Library of Congress photos from the 1930s and 1940s. They were commissioned by the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information. The photographs often lack detailed caption information, such as this one, which was labeled as a large dairy barn in York County, Pa. But this photo looks like Avalong barns in Springettsbury Township.

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York’s East Side district: A little industrial, some residential, a bit of history and several notable people

This is Dallas Street in York’s East Side district. And that’s Jasmyn Figueroa, right, whose family moved to this neighborhood  from West Market Street. A York, Pa., Daily Record story on this district explains that the family needed more space. … Continue reading

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Old kilns and furnaces around York/Adams point to major enterprises in the past

The counties of York/Adams were dotted with all kinds of furnaces and kilns in their past – a loose combination of agribusiness, mining and manufacturing. Perhaps the best-known is Codorus Furnace. But smaller kilns were virtually everywhere. Consider the remains of an old kiln along the Susquehanna Trail near Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene in Manchester Township. And consider the pottery giant Pfaltzgraff that grew its business from baking ore in kilns or ovens. And those old kilns near the Susquehanna River in Wrightsville. Artist Cliff Satterthwaite captures a vestige of Adams County brick making, circa 1970. They sat on the left ‘before you’re into Gettysburg rt 30.’ He added: ‘(I)t’s a needle in a brick kiln’ if they’re there now… .’ Satterthwaite’s technique in this photo illustration was to take two slides and combine them into one, using computer software.

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Much of Sinking Springs Farm to remain in farmland after subdivision

Neat stuff/linked in: History mystery photo/YDR Jeopardy/Medal of Honor Sinking Springs Farm has been in the news recently. The historic Manchester Township farm, framed by Church Road, Sinking Springs Lane, North George Street, Locust Lane and Susquehanna Trail, has been … Continue reading

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Who originated the annual New York Wire Factory Whistle concert?

With the news that the New York Wire Factory Whistle Concert is moving to Metso, one might wonder how the annual Christmas Eve concert came about, in the first place. This season’s greetings card put the orchestration in the hands of Karl Alex Smyser. He’s shown here in the narrow room where successor whistlemasters stood to play the steam- – now air – powered instrument, made possible by the whistle’s unusual sliding valve.

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York, Pa.’s, Codorus Street Reunion photograph teaches history lesson

Linked in/Neat stuff: Fisher farm/Dollar stores/Coffee shops Ydr.com’s Chris Dunn made this wonderful, memorable photograph from the Codorus Street Reunion in York, Pa., the other day. But there’s more content here than just two young people playing. That’s the Cookes … Continue reading

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What is more York County than Yorkco, now Johnson Controls? Part II

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Halpin firefighting family, relics from the Battle of Wrightsville relics, Johnson Controls’ new York County home and Strasburg Railroad’s new roundhouse

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Wanted around York County! A few good ghost signs: Linked in to York County history, 3/22/13

Heather Klinefelter submitted this rather strange ‘Follow this Finger’ signs to ydr.com’s Your Photos gallery. ‘This is one of my favorite ghost signs, I drive or walk past it at least once a day and have for the last 10 … Continue reading

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Avalong barn family member: ‘This is an opportunity to create … not demolish a part of the past’

Avalong Farm family members believe the old landmark barn in Springettsbury Township, most recently the Pfaltzgraff pottery outlet store, will come down soon to make way for a bank.

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