Category Archives: Yorkco

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.

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Made in York, Uncategorized, War, Yorkco | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Colonial York countians, statesmen caught lottery fever, too: Linked in to history, Nov. 28, 2012

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.

Posted in All politics is local, Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Made in York, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites, Yorkco | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What is more York County than Yorkco, now Johnson Controls?

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.

Posted in All presidential stops, Archives, all posts, Famous York visitors, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, Made in York, Nostalgia & memories, Uncategorized, Yorkco | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Linked in/Neat stuff: See neat art on the old Gemmill cigar factory below. 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Events, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Made in York, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, People, Small-town life, Uncategorized, Yorkco | Tagged , | Comments Off on York Halloween Parade dates to 1897. Linked in with neat history stuff, Oct. 31, 2011

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

Posted in Archives, all posts, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local landmarks, Made in York, Mail bag, Music & musicians, Nostalgia & memories, People, School days, York celebrities, York Revs/pros, York sports, Yorkco | Tagged , | Comments Off on Ever hear of the Coliseum Ballroom? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – April 16, 2010

Part 9: Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York, Pa.

York, Pa.’s Robert W. Zercher is listed as serving in the military in a 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

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, Heroes, Local journalism & Web, Made in York, Mail bag, Pain & trauma, People, World War II, Yorkco | Tagged , | Comments Off on Part 9: Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York, Pa.

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

For years, York, Pa.’s Robert W. Zercher’s name was misspelled on this monument in Apeldoorn in Holland. It was changed from “Zurcher” to its proper spelling in September 2006. The York native was executed at the hands of the Germans … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Heroes, Local journalism & Web, Made in York, People, War, World War II, York High achievers, Yorkco | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Part 7: Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York, Pa.

In the early 1940s, York County, Pa., resident Robert W. Zercher was a York Corporation employee, one of thousands playing a hand in the making of refrigeration and cooling equipment. Then came World War II, and Zercher became a gunner … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Heroes, Local journalism & Web, Made in York, Mail bag, People, War, World War II, Yorkco | Tagged , | Comments Off on Part 7: Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York, Pa.

Look out Wikipedia, here come the Murals of York, courtesy of Roundtown Elementary third graders

David Carver poses in front of the York Manufacturing Co. mural, the first large-scale mural to be painted in 1995. It was later incorporated as one of the Murals of York. Carver has received credit with putting the idea for … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Made in York, Notable images, People, School days, Yorkco | 1 Comment

If machines could talk in York County, Pa., well, they’d make a heckuva lot of noise

York County playbill This is the program for the free “If Machines Could Talk” event at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum in York, Pa., on Saturday, May 22. For details, Sensory explosions abound at museum. Also of interest: First York … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Farms, fields & mills, Genealogy/research, Local landmarks, Made in York, Nostalgia & memories, Small-town life, Yorkco | Tagged | Comments Off on If machines could talk in York County, Pa., well, they’d make a heckuva lot of noise