Category Archives: Wheels of York

Southcentral Pa.’s Good Roads Jubilee in 1921: ‘Longest automobile parade in U.S. history’

Some folks travel on Route 462 and Route 30 in York County, Pa., without a thought that they are moving on important ground in the history of the nation’s highway system. That road – still the most heavily used east/west route in York County – was the best Atlantic/Pacific route a century ago.

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York Fair 250, past and present, in photographs and stories

This photo serves as a reminder that manned airships were around before and during the Wright Brothers made their maiden voyage in 1903. The difference is that the inventors at Kitty Hawk, N.C., made it in a powered and controlled … Continue reading

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‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works. Because we are.

York, Pa., and York County, Pa., continue in their search for an identity. It appears the ‘Creativity Unleashed’ brand, put into play about 5 years ago, works for recruiting designers but is not concrete or broad enough to help explain a county. And the ‘Factory Tour Capital of the World’ slogan used by tourism folks never was strong and only four of 13 tour sites today are factories. Harley-Davidson, seen here, is one of them. So why not go with what people commonly say about York: It’s near everything. This thinking caused the York Daily Record to suggest ‘The Middle of Everything’ or something like that.

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York’s Quaker Meetinghouse: Unusual view of this 1766 building’s green backyard

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Wrightsville’s history on display/Stage coach ticket from 1838 Many people aren’t familiar with the back side of the Friends Meetinghouse in York. But here it is – a green oasis in the city – courtesy of … Continue reading

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Ghost signs in Glen Rock, Pa.: They have new life for rail trail users to enjoy

Advertisers have long done what it takes to reach prospective buyers, with messages small – and large. So when trains stopped or passed through Glen Rock in the late 1930s, they received the message from these two advertisers – Seigman’s & Wherleys and Wrigley gum.

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Where is the ‘Red Land’ region, as in the Red Land Little League champs?

In history, Red Land, Redland or Redlands, home of the Little League World Series U.S. champs, has been viewed as residing in York County’s northern tip, loosely following the lines of the West Shore School District. Motorists on Interstate 83 … Continue reading

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Creativity Unleashed at 5: On York, Pa.’s streets

Call it street art. Industrial art. Call it a concrete – or metal – example of the brand ‘Creativity Unleashed.’ This and other sculptures throughout York, Pa.’s downtown point to the idea of the city as  ‘America’s Industrial Art & … Continue reading

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York, Pa: ‘Colonial, industrial and modern.’ Surely, this is York, Pa., at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: Downed York airman remembered/New home for York Factory Whistle? The York Daily Record’s Mark Walters captured this busy scene. And there’s a lot to take in. The circa-1741 half-timber Golden Plough Tavern is part of the Colonial … Continue reading

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Adaptive reuse in York County, Pa., of an above ground/underground musical kind

Linked in/Neat stuff: Stewartstown’s new caboose/Jeeps return home in World War II Let’s just call it a form of adaptive reuse, reshaping an old site with a different purpose from its original use. Here we have the Sign of the … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s ‘Welcome/Do Not Enter’ eastern gateway: ‘Talk about mixed messages’

The question has come up before. How can a welcoming city tell westbound motorists on the old Lincoln Highway to ‘Do Not Enter.’ And it’s a good question. And it was raised by someone, York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich, who is a leader in an organization, York Rotary, who is doing something about York’s greetings to motorists. Rotary’s ‘Welcome to York’ monument greets motorists moving into York from the south.

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