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Prospect Hill Cemetery’s architecturally significant office well set among so much history

Motorists driving along North George street past York County, Pa.’s, Prospect Hill Cemetery can’t get this square look at its headquarters. The architecturally significant house is perfect for a cemetery that offers so much history. John Augustus Dempwolf, brother Reinhardt and their firm designed more than 500 structures.

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What is more York County than Yorkco, now Johnson Controls? Part II

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Halpin firefighting family, relics from the Battle of Wrightsville relics, Johnson Controls’ new York County home and Strasburg Railroad’s new roundhouse

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Yorkco’s first female engineer: ‘She wants to be a real honest-to-goodness engineer’

Two female engineers entered the York workforce at York Corporation late in World War II.

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Locating Johnson Controls’ Grantley plant is easy, but can you find its facility just east of York?

Locating Johnson Controls’ Grantley plant is easy, but can you find its faciilty just east of York?

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Colonial York countians, statesmen caught lottery fever, too: Linked in to history, Nov. 28, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links to an early American lottery that took place in York, the story of York’s first courthouse, the opening of Carriage Works Apartments, and Johnson Control’s proposed moved to Hopewell Township.

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What is more York County than Yorkco, now Johnson Controls?

Johnson Controls, heir to York Manufacturing and the long line of other York-area refrigeration and air conditioning names, is looking to move operations to Hopewell Township in southern York County.

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Shoe Wizard Mahlon Haines’ life sparked new blogger’s interest in York County history

Stephen H. Smith has joined the suite of history bloggers at Yorkblog.com.

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York Halloween Parade dates to 1897. Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Oct. 31, 2011

Bad weather prompted the cancellation of the York Halloween Parade on Sunday, and its future is in doubt. The York parade can be dated to 1897 when York Manufacturing, now Johnson Controls, started an annual Halloween procession. It later became … Continue reading

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Ever hear of the Coliseum Ballroom? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – April 16, 2010

York countian Joe Stein emailed this photograph of an S. Morgan Smith (‘World’s Largest Builders of Hydraulic Turbines”) float in an unidentified parade. The industrial progeny of pastor/industrialist S. Morgan Smith still operates around York County: Johnson Controls, American Hydro, … Continue reading

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Part 8: Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York, Pa.

York, Pa.’s Robert W. Zercher is listed as serving in the military in this York Corporation poster listing those serving in uniform. By war’s end, 2,500 Yorkco employees had served and 25, including Bob Zercher did not come home. York … Continue reading

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