Category Archives: York Barbell

Who is the York Barbell man modeled after? And other fun History Mystery quizzes

A lot of people think this iconic weightlifter – the lasting memory many people have of York, Pa. – is York Barbell founder Bob Hoffman. It’s not Hoffman. Weigh in, if you can ID him.

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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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York County history mystery: Can you ID the location of this annual festival?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Marro’s Lunch/York Barbell’s spectacular I had to look twice to figure out the location of this street festival. Can you ID the York County town that is home to this crowded annual event? The photo appeared as … Continue reading

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Famed York Barbell Club still famous: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 9, 2012

More neat stuff below: Conowingo Dam/York Galleria/Farmers markets Bob Hoffman’s Olympic weightlifters who put York Barbell and York County on the body building map? Many have died, so who is the oldest living living Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting? A … Continue reading

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Linden Avenue interesting mix of residential, industrial – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 3, 2012

More neat stuff below: Jeff Koons/Shrewsbury camp meeting site/Bad weather Linden Avenue in Northwest York was an interesting blend of residential and industrial. That wasn’t a coincidence. Linden, in the Avenues, provided homes for workers and execs of nearby industries. … Continue reading

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Declaration of Independence signer James Smith to be honored – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 25, 2012

The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence is set for James Smith’s gravesite in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery.

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Roadside Giant, York Barbell man: He’s not going anywhere over the long term

The Barbell Man at York Barbell is back from rehab and hoisted to it normal rotating perch greeting motorists along 83. This York Daily Record/Sunday News video shows his ride to his stand atop York Barbell. Also of interest: All … Continue reading

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Bodybuilding novel weaves York Barbell legends, York, Pa., into story

Legacy of Iron York, Pa., plays a role in historical novels written by Brooks Kubik. ‘Legacy of Iron’ and ‘Clouds of War’ are available via the Web. York Barbell legend Tommy Kono wrote this testimonial about Kubik’s work: “Great book! … Continue reading

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Who are these York County, Pa., people in silhouette?

Jim Rudisill’s artwork York County, Pa., artist/historian Jim Rudisill’s silhouette artwork will appear on the cover of York County, Pa., Heritage Trust scholarly historical journal set for publication in September. Can you tell the prominent local folks the artist captured … Continue reading

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Obscure F.O.E. building to become colorful beacon of York, Pa.’s renaissance

York, Pa.’s West Philadelphia Street F.O.E. – Fraternal Order of Eagles – Lodge, seen in this rendering, will be transformed into an art gallery under a $4 million state grant brought to York as part of the Governor’s Awards for … Continue reading

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