Tag Archives: James Smith

These 10 York County history topics are graduate theses waiting to happen, Part II

This photo does what it was meant to do: Capture York, Pa.’s, industrial might in World War II. With this many execs in command and the York Plan in high gear, the Allies would win against the Axis threat. (When … Continue reading

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Have you ever ventured out to visit remote York County landmark Codorus Furnace?

A man was stuck in the Codorus Furnace stack this week. This drew attention to this York County, Pa., landmark, owned in its American Revolution heyday by Declaration of Independence signer James Smith. The old stack – actually not that owned by Smith – sits near where the Codorus Creek and Susquehanna River meet. It’s one of those landmarks featured in tourism brochures for years, but its remote location means that many York countians have never paid it a visit.

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York countian sculpting gears and sprockets and scrap into art: Linked in to history, 6/3/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers street rods as ‘Art in Motion,’ upcycling and the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at James Smith’s gravesite on July 4.

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New York Wire factory whistle commentary delivered to readers via Google+

New York Wire’s factory whistle concert may be endangered again, with the reported closing of the company’s East Market Street factory. Musing about this on a recent Google+ post.

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Unusual artifacts in area museums, hog troughs and such: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 5, 2012

This Yorktownsquare.com post covers Laucks family/James Smith’s grave/Mermaids in Susquehanna, plus unsung museums around York County.

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It’s June, and Hanover is thinking Christmas: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 27, 2012

Santa’s Cabin is a Hanover counterpart to the Little Courthouse that stood in York’s Square for years.

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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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In this day of mergers, Hanover plans opening of not 1, but 2 museums: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 20, 2012

  The other day, Hanover unveiled plans for an expanded and relocated fire museum. Now comes 75th-anniversary plans by R.H. Sheppard Co. to develop a museum on the 500 block of Broadway in Hanover. The Hanover Evening Sun reports that … Continue reading

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York City Hall touts Colonial history, but city is mainly Victorian: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 12, 2012

This longtime York Federal/Waypoint/Sovereign Bank Building on York, Pa.’s, South George Street is being transformed into York’s City Hall. The city’s choice of this visible venue presents an interesting cultural irony. The Colonial-style building promotes York City’s 18th-century past particularly … Continue reading

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First Presbyterian Church looking to solve mysteries about its York, Pa., history

The burial site of York, Pa.’s Declaration of Independence signer James Smith sits next to First Presbyterian Church, background.Here, a youngster is less than captivated by the annual Fourth of July memorial service at Smith’s gravesite. Smith died in 1806. … Continue reading

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