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John J. Snyder Jr. tall case clock exhibit: ‘A simple design can tell you a lot’

John J. Snyder Jr. collected a hall-of-fame lineup of tall case clocks in his day. The works of John Fisher, Godfrey Lenhart and Jacob Hostetter, all clockmakers with York County connections, are part of that collection. Now, 14 grandfather clocks from the Snyder collection are on display at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market St. a York, Pa., Daily Record story on the exhibit noted that many dealers collect 10 to 20 such clocks. Snyder collected hundreds. The clocks are works of art and loaded with history.

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The battling bands of White Oak Park: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 30, 2012

A double CD set commemorates bands that played at this north side teen hangout.

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Jonathan Jessop propagated York Imperial Apple. But he made this prize tall case clock, too.

This clock, made by York, Pa., clockmaker/orchardist Jonathan Jessop, made circa 1800 is up for auction at Olde Tyme Auctions in Abbottstown, Adams County, in October. Most of  us have specialized interests today, but 200 years ago people seemingly operated … Continue reading

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Quaker horticulturalist Jonathan Jessop was 19th-century York County Renaissance man

For years, this marker designated the site where Jonathan Jessop developed the York Imperial Apple. With construction of Apple Hill Medical Center around that site, the state Horticultural Association-sponsored marker has been moved inside the medical complex. It sits in … Continue reading

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