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York County quiz: Check out your local history smarts

A fun part of the History Mystery quizzes on York, Pa., Daily Record’s Facebook page is engaging with the readers. In the post above and below, I went into the ‘threads,’ as the lines of comments are called, and supply more information. Meeting the reader is part of the fun of social media.

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How a bird viewed York’s Schmidt & Ault operating at full press

Matt Bupp sent in this very clear aerial image of the old King’s Mill/Schmidt & Ault/Smurfit-Stone site along the Codorus Creek. He estimates that the photo was taken in the 1950s. The complex is now owned by York College of Pennsylvania, which just unveiled a redone sign showing the Schmidt & Ault logo, plus high water marks from the 1933 and 1972 floods. This photo shows the 1812 manor house on the site. York College of Pennsylvania officials say they have no plans to renovate either that historic structure or the old mill.

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York, Pa., Schmidt & Ault sign refurbished: A sign of the times?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Dr. Harry Wildasin, York County achiever/Camp Scott There’s a new sign in town. Or a redone sign, at least. (It’s kind of a sticker, not repainted). But is it a sign of the times? Will the rest of … Continue reading

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King’s Mill, Schmidt & Ault, Smurfit-Stone: By whatever name, here’s how a bird saw it

East Berlin’s Dale E. Brenner has provided this aerial photo of the King’s Mill/Schmidt & Ault/Smurfit-Stone complex beside the Codorus Creek from about 15 years ago. Since then, York College of Pennsylvania has rehabbed part of the site, which is no longer used for papermaking or other uses. Among other things, this interesting photo shows York College’s movement toward the western part of York City, with the Penn Street Bridge serving as a connector. That’s a good thing for the city.

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Schmidt & Ault’s name was everywhere: You couldn’t get lost going to its old York mill site

The Schmidt & Ault name remains prominent on and around the old King’s Mill/St. Regis/Smurfit-Stone site, now part of York College of Pennsylvania’s domain. East Berlin’s Dale E. Brenner provides these looks at the Schmidt & Ault brand.

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Wanted! Old photos of this York, Pa., Schmidt & Ault Paper Co. sign

York, Pa., has its share of once-prominent signs – sometimes called ghost signs – painted onto the sides of once-noteworthy buildings that are fading away. This one appears on the side of the Schmidt & Ault building, aka Kings Mill or Smurfit-Stone. It’s now in the hands of York College of Pennsylvania.

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Who says things don’t change in York, Pa.?

There’s a lot going on in this York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News file photo of the old Stone Container/Smurfit Stone site. York College of Pennsylvania has acquired the former mill buildings, upper right, and rehabbed at least one of them. One of them, the old Philip King house, has been in the eye of preservationists who fear its demise. The Penn Street bridge is in the spotlight because it symbolically and physically connects YCP’s expanding campus and the city. The Codorus Homes, York’s first public housing units along the Codorus at the left edge of the bridge in this photo, face demolition. The greenway along the creek will thus be extended. New public housing has gone up nearby on former Helen Thackston Park land. Who says things don’t change in York, Pa.

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