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If this York, Pa.-made part doesn’t work, the hulking product might make a decent boat anchor

It’s pretty amazing the interest in this History Mystery post on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page. Perhaps it’s such a small part integral to the rest of the bulky product made in the thousands in York, Pa. Here’s the quiz: Thousands of these durable, indispensable parts were made in the 40 years before its ‪York, Pa.,‬ manufacturer closed about 1940. And many are in use and in fine working order today all over the world. What are we seeing here, and what company built this part for its signature product?

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People mag features York native as a ‘Hero Among Us’

William Penn High School graduate Hal Colston and his program “Neighbhorkeepers” is gaining a national profile as an effective poverty-fighting program. “People” magazine recently featured his work. Background posts: Leslie Lawson, Black History Profiles, Part III, Images capture hope of … Continue reading

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