Category Archives: Harley-Davidson

On the beach: Bike shows the reach of York-made products – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 26, 2012

Good stuff, below: Haar’s drive-in/Blue Star museums/Continental Square This Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle was made in York. It’s the famous one that has been in the news since it was washed away from last year’s tsunami in Japan and ended up … Continue reading

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Should York’s Bradford pear trees get the ax? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 17, 2012

More stuff below:Stony Brook Drive-In/Courthouse columns/Harley tours Those Bradford pear trees that flower so beautifully? They might be a victim of attempts to refresh the largely vacant section of West Market Street leading away from the square. A consultant has … Continue reading

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Furniture and motorcycles, York County icons, come together in this Hanover factory-warehouse

Workers are converting the former Madison Square Furniture factory on West Elm Street in Hanover, Pa., into a motorcycle parts distribution center. That initiative combines two York County icons – furniture making and motorcycles. (Click on this photograph to enlarge. … Continue reading

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Common question: How do I crack my York Safe & Lock safe?

York, Pa.’s artisan Othmar Carli stands before one of his restoration projects – a 5,000-pound steel safe. The safe is one of many York Safe & Lock-made vaults dotting York County and the world. The old safes continue to attract … Continue reading

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Old plow aids in planting of new Glen Rock museum: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 1, 2012

Here’s the history of the recently opened historical museum in southern York County’s Glen Rock, according to borough historian John Huffnagel: ‘During the Sesquicentennial, Harold Fritz brought a plow made in Glen Rock in the 1880s into Sesquicentennial Headquarters for … Continue reading

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Part II: Often forgotten: Achievements of people named on building facades

These 13 men bought Harley-Davidson in 1981 from American Machinery and Foundry. They are, from left, standing, John Hamilton, Jeff Bleustein, Kurt Woerpel, Chris Sartalis and Willie G. Davidson; seated from left, James Paterson, Tim Hoelter, David Lickerman, Peter Profumo, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Harleys and chicken corn soup: The sound and taste of York County, Pa.

This photo shows a Harley-Davidson cycle made entirely from leather at the Harley museum in Milwaukee. This piece is part of a new exhibit, “Collection X: Weird, Wild Wonders of the Harley-Davidson Museum.” The exhibit runs runs through Aug. 21. … Continue reading

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Robotic smart carts? Harley bikes roll before they spin: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – June 5, 2011

Harley-Davidson is consolidating its sprawling 1.5 million-square-foot York operations into a single plant. OK, that plant is 600,000 square feet, but is still sprawling. Overhead and floor-level assembly lines that moved bikes on conveyer belts are also gone, with motorcycles … Continue reading

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Part II: How one spot in York County, Pa., tells much about what is going on around there

A man drives a Harley-Davidson attached to a York Sanitary Milk Co. Purity Ice Cream cart in this York County (Pa.) Heritage Trust photograph. Home milk delivery started in 1942, tapered off in the 60s and ended in the 1990s, … Continue reading

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