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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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Old Orange Car building converted to Haitian congregation’s church home

This building has been a landmark for decades on Roosevelt Avenue, sitting as it was along the railroad next to York Corporation and its York, Pa., successors. It was the old Western Maryland Railroad Station, best remembered by many as the Orange Car. That’s where you came to get fresh fruit straight from the groves far away. Now, the old building has a new use. It’s the church home for York’s Haitian community.

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Gettysburg statue again stands tall, with new noggin: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Nov. 29, 2011

In 2006, vandals chained the 4th New York Artillery statue in the Devil’s Den area of the Gettysburg Battlefield and toppled the monument. They carried off its head. Just this week, the restored statue greeted visitors. The Hanover Evening Sun … Continue reading

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