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Great Depression in York, Pa.: ‘There was considerable personal suffering’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: 113-year-old York countian/Dover ID trial’s 10th anniversary This image highlights the cover of the 2015 ‘Journal of York County Heritage,’ a journal of research about topics from York County’s past. This year’s journal topics: David E. … Continue reading

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Civil War chaplain S. Morgan Smith: This Moravian pastor went to war

Before S. Morgan Smith was an industrialist – perhaps the leading industrialist in York County, Pa.’s, history – he was a pastor. And early in his call as a minister, he served as a military chaplain. He was mustered out of the military 150 years ago, and his biographers have set up a presentation to tell about how this minister came to serve in the military.

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This York, Pa., minister converted to worldwide manufacturer

This chart shows S. Morgan Smith’s legacy – three York County, Pa., companies that operate today. Voith Hydro, American Hydro and Precision Components trace their roots to Smith, directly or indirectly. Smith was there at the beginning of a fourth company before leaving to found S. Morgan Smith: Johnson Controls, formerly York Corporation, Borg-Warner and York International, among others.

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Did you know this? Six discoveries about York County, Pa.

W.S. Nye’s and John G. Redman’s ‘Farthest East’ carried this bird’s eye view of Wrightsville, perhaps from the perspective of Chickies Rock on the Lancaster County side. One hundred years before this image was made, two Hellam/Windsor township families were engaged in a property dispute that involved a Susquehanna River ferry and and fishery, among other things. This case, involving Hellam Township land, reached the U.S. Supreme Court: Ewing v. Houston. This little-known case is ripe for further study

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Besser’s, on the Susquehanna Trail, a favorite pitstop for motorists

Besser’s, a major restaurant, lodging spot along the trail south of Loganville, must have been marketing minded. People have postcards showing the camp from all angles in their collections. “Received this postcard from a local resident,” Doug Winemiller of Stewartstown Historical Society, wrote. “I have no idea of the date.”

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A crack, a lean and Mount Wolf’s smokestack came down: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 20, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers demolition of another smokestack in York County, a view of a piece of the Electric Map and Voith’s 135th anniversary.

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Another giant piece of S. Morgan Smith’s legacy: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 21, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Ike’s farm, S. Morgan Smith’s legacy and a Smith family member who chose art over industry.

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How a bird sees the original hub of York College: Linked in with neat history stuff, March 27, 2012

York College of Pennsylvania now sprawls all the way to Richland Avenue. This aerial photograph shows the eastern part of the campus, the hub from which the campus grew. This part of campus sits on York’s first golf course, later … Continue reading

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Can you locate this old building? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Dec. 17, 2010

York countian Blake Stough submitted this old photograph of a building he believes is a mill. It certainly looks like a mill and a busy one at that. Not all mills had railroad access. Blake explained that after his grandfather’s … Continue reading

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Can you imagine a more tranquil place? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Nov. 10, 2010

Henry Clark (1713-1797) and wife Elizabeth Underhill Clark, of Chester County arrived in York County’s Warrington Township where they built a saw mill in 1748. According to the photographer Dianne Bowders, the lumber for the original York Courthouse was sawn … Continue reading

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