Category Archives: Made in York

Maybe now you’ll notice this York County, Pa. outdoor art as you drive by

FlipsidePa.com offers this game: Can you spot York County’s art? This mural observes the influence of railroading in New Freedom borough. In that small town, the Northern Central Railway and the Stewartstown Railroad met for about 125 years starting in the 1800s. Farmers and other agribusinesses from Fawn Grove to New Freedom could transport their goods via the Stewartstown RR to the Northern Central, later the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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These 10 York County history topics are graduate theses waiting to happen, Part II

This photo does what it was meant to do: Capture York, Pa.’s, industrial might in World War II. With this many execs in command and the York Plan in high gear, the Allies would win against the Axis threat. (When … Continue reading

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Codorus Creek had swinging bridge, but ‘You couldn’t swing it much’

‘We kids would go up there on that swinging bridge in the summertime and, in between working hours, we’d dive off of the bridge into the creek or we’d make it swing. You couldn’t swing it much, but a little bit. We had great times there at that swinging bridge.’ Late in life, Raymond Sechrist provided these boyhood recollections of this swinging bridge.This tightly bound span provided a short cut for workers walking from North York to York Safe & Lock and back.

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High Rock in York County, Pa. So, which High Rock is this?

Chris Otto tells us about all kinds of interesting things over at Papergreat.com. He found the High Rock postcard above. The question seems to be: Which York County, Pa., High Rock is it? Maybe one of you can help?

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Made in York? Oui! York Wallcoverings found in homes worldwide

York Wallcoverings’ Ron Redding provided numerous examples changes in wallpaper over time and told the story about the evolution of the wallpaper industry over the centuries at a recent Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society meeting. Here, he shows a photograph … Continue reading

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When York was the hub of powerlifting. And York Barbell still is.

Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s barber pole/York’s Centre Square flag What these York Barbell power lifters are doing here is similar to the Strength Spectacular at the venerable York, Pa., barbell maker in June. ‘I think York is the hub, the … Continue reading

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This York, Pa., minister converted to worldwide manufacturer

This chart shows S. Morgan Smith’s legacy – three York County, Pa., companies that operate today. Voith Hydro, American Hydro and Precision Components trace their roots to Smith, directly or indirectly. Smith was there at the beginning of a fourth company before leaving to found S. Morgan Smith: Johnson Controls, formerly York Corporation, Borg-Warner and York International, among others.

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Playing through … a York County snowstorm at Springwood Golf Club

York County has a lot of golf courses – we once experimented with the Gold Capital of the U.S. slogan – and York countians love their golf. And this 2011 scene of golfing in a snowstorm on the Springwood Golf Club proves both points.

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Big and small cigarmakers packed tiny Windsor – The boroughs of York County series, No. 15

Workers at Windsor borough’s Herbert Smith Cigar Co. are using cigar rolling machines in this 1951 photograph. Not so many years before, the many factories in Windsor and elsewhere in York County, Pa., rolled by hand. Windsor borough, formerly Windsorville, … Continue reading

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York history mystery: Quiet factory now, but not so for decades

York Peppermint Patties came from this factory for decades. This cool-breeze candy is now made in Mexico, but you can still find restaurants and other sites around York County that proudly offer the candy gratis after the meal or for low cost as a snack.

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