Category Archives: Made in York

Obscure WeCo plaque reflects early days of York City’s development rebirth

Linked in/Neat stuff: York Safe & Lock file damaged/Mayflies in history? This plaque, affixed to this 234 W. Market St.  building  in York, Pa.’s WeCo district, hangs there in plain sight. And it details the life and accomplishments of high … Continue reading

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In quiet Dallastown, Pa., check out these signs of change

The opening of the Krua Thai Cafe signals change in Dallastown. First, it’s a productive reuse of an older building – a former bank building. Notice the neat effect of the vault in the background. The exit of the bank from Dallastown several years ago was lamented by some. It was then Dallastown’s only bank. Further, this is probably the first exclusively Thai cuisine to be offered from an eatery in the borough, showing the changing tastes of a changing population and Dallastown and that southeastern York County region that was historically Pennsylvania Dutch. (See a picture of the cafe’s exterior below and additional photos in this gallery).

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YorkTownSquare.com stories you like best: 10 most-viewed posts so far in 2015

The Red Lion Country Club’s banquet hall erupts in flames in February, as captured by  Yoe Fire Company Deputy Chief Grant Gouker. News and analysis about this fire attracted widespread interest, demonstrated by a No. 4 ranking among all YorkTownSquare.com … Continue reading

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In their day, these old York, Pa., lamp posts were works of art

You see these old utility poles bearing new street lamps around town. You squint and realize that in their day, they were special. They still bear an element of their original craftsmanship, although this one outside Central Market on North … Continue reading

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Murals of York, Pa.: 3 views and some news about these deteriorating, outdoor paintings

Good news here. This vandalized panel in the Murals of York series will be rehabbed. Its cleanup offered an opportunity for an artist to make a mark on the community, and a York, Pa., Daily Record story says someone has stepped … Continue reading

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Above Jefferson, Pa.: Memorable lunch break brings 2 neat aerial views of borough’s square

Some month ago, Eric Krebs provided us with an aerial look at Jefferson’s Square at Christmas. He’s come through again, with two daylight views of the neat green area in the middle of this southwestern York County borough. In this phot, his camera is pointed from east to west. Below, he captures the square at a lower elevation, or at least with a stronger lens. The square was in the news recently after a longtime exhibit there – a World War I cannon – was restored and remounted in this green area.

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Jefferson Hillclimb: 7 things that might surprise you about this longtime York County motorcycle competition

This crowded scene in York County, Pa., has become common near the Codorus Township of Jefferson. No, these folks weren’t captured via aircraft. The photographer, Paul Kuehnel, was atop a high hill made famous by the event, the Jefferson Hillclimb. … Continue reading

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If this York, Pa.-made part doesn’t work, the hulking product might make a decent boat anchor

It’s pretty amazing the interest in this History Mystery post on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page. Perhaps it’s such a small part integral to the rest of the bulky product made in the thousands in York, Pa. Here’s the quiz: Thousands of these durable, indispensable parts were made in the 40 years before its ‪York, Pa.,‬ manufacturer closed about 1940. And many are in use and in fine working order today all over the world. What are we seeing here, and what company built this part for its signature product?

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How did these outdoor mini-murals of York, Pa., become indoor mini-murals? And 6 other History Mystery quizzes

That looks like large reproductions of Lewis Miller paintings on the wall in this York, Pa., eatery. Miller colorfully documented everyday life in York in the 1800s, and contemporary readers benefit from his talents today. In this case, diners enjoy his … Continue reading

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York Safe & Lock expert: ‘People are always asking me what a safe is worth?’

You’ve met southeastern York County, Pa., businessman Fred Beihl before. He’s an auctioneer and appraiser, which brings him into contact with valuable things from the past. One specialty is safes. And locks. And old products from York Safe & Lock. Of course, … Continue reading

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