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York’s famed Factory Whistle and its concert – then and now

Linked in/Neat stuff: Brodbecks Community Band/Harley ‘Knucklehead’ Remember these days when whistlemaster Don Ryan operating the York Factory Whistle in the narrow hallway at New York Wire? Well, that’s just one of many changes in the annual Christmas morning concert … Continue reading

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York, Pa., home to many grand buildings and houses to ‘like’

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. In placing two History Mystery stories a day on YDR Facebook pages, you get an idea of what those living in York County, Pa., and beyond respond to. They enjoy engaging with – liking, … Continue reading

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Old York Color Works building visible, colorful symbol of progress in York, Pa.

The old Keystone Color Works building in York, Pa.’s, Northwest Triangle has gained a higher profile since developers presented a plan to convert it into luxury apartments. Then comes ‘Keystone Crossroads: Rust or Revival?’ showing a photo (see below) of the old factory … Continue reading

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50 years ago in York, Pa.: AMF paved way for Harley-Davidson

This Harley-Davidson motorcycle was assembled on Feb. 2, 1973, the first to roll off the line at the Harley plant in Springettsbury Township. This Sunburst Blue Sportster XLCH carries the serial number 4A60000H3. The company, then AMF, had just moved assembly of its bikes to York County. The bike, owned by Mercer County’s Mark Duell, is seen here in 2013, but was back in York and on display at the Harley open house and associated Bike Night and White Rose Thunder activities this weekend.

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History mystery quiz: Test your York, Pa., smarts IQ

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. You never know what turns commenting on a Facebook post will take. When we posted on YDR Facebook a query about Ned Spangler, some playfully thought they saw a resemblance to the man who, … Continue reading

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Foodstrucks have been rolling along York streets for decades

Linked in/Neat stuff: Dead Red Bats/Bury’s burgers in Springettsbury Long before Foodstruck invaded York County for two events, food trucks – or food cycles – patrolled the streets of York County, Pa. The Yorkco Ice driver sits on a Harley-Davidson … Continue reading

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When the old York Valley Inn stood in Springettsbury Township

This post card view shows the York Valley Inn sitting roughly in the vicinity of where Panera Bread operates today in Springettsbury Township. In the 1960s, the old 18th-century inn got in the way of progress, and a wider road spelled a decision point for its owners. An interesting solution emerged: Dismantle it and move reassemble part of it as an office – at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York Township.

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This Harley mystery motorcycle, off the beaten path, is seen by thousands

Harley-Davidson motorcycles are on display around York County, Pa., where they’re assembled. But few get more looks from the public than this one. Interestingly, many York countians might never have seen this particular cycle. Can you locate it?

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York countians still doing what we can with what we have

‘A piece of the Mars rover. The guts of a popular DVD rental kiosk. Crayon wrappers. What do all of these things have in common? They’re made in York County, of course.’ So read the intro to a things-we-make story by York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News reporter Lauren Boyer. York countians have long been known for making practical things, products that are useful and not always glamorous. We kind of do we we can with what we have, as the York Plan motto from World War II stated. Pictured here is a Hallmark card made with Glatfelter paper.

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York County, Pa., has a lot of deserted places once in spotlight

These piers are all that remain of a trolley bridge near Green Valley Pool in West Manchester Township, Pa. The far-ranging trolley system, which ended in 1939, sprawled over York County. As the trolleys passed up Trolley Road from York to Dover, they crossed Church Road at Broad Street. That crossing formed a kind of town square for Shiloh, which moved to Church Street and Carlisle Road when the trolley quit running and Route 74 was improved. Trolleys then descended into the little valley crossed by Poplars Street. This bridge spanned the Little Conewago Creek, providing a grade for the trolley to climb and then head to Brookside Park and then Dover.

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