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Old kilns and furnaces around York/Adams point to major enterprises in the past

The counties of York/Adams were dotted with all kinds of furnaces and kilns in their past – a loose combination of agribusiness, mining and manufacturing. Perhaps the best-known is Codorus Furnace. But smaller kilns were virtually everywhere. Consider the remains of an old kiln along the Susquehanna Trail near Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene in Manchester Township. And consider the pottery giant Pfaltzgraff that grew its business from baking ore in kilns or ovens. And those old kilns near the Susquehanna River in Wrightsville. Artist Cliff Satterthwaite captures a vestige of Adams County brick making, circa 1970. They sat on the left ‘before you’re into Gettysburg rt 30.’ He added: ‘(I)t’s a needle in a brick kiln’ if they’re there now… .’ Satterthwaite’s technique in this photo illustration was to take two slides and combine them into one, using computer software.

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Montgomery Ward, Woolworth’s back in York County headlines in same week

When was the last time you heard about the brands Montgomery Ward and Woolworth’s in the same week? News about the former buildings of these two retailers from days gone by came from two York County towns last week. The Montgomery Ward building Hanover, above, is scrubbed up and windows unboarded so prospective tenants can see the possibility. Check out news about York’s Woolworth’s building below. ‘The drop ceiling has been removed, revealing the original tin ceiling, and the interior walls have been demolished,’ an Evening Sun story says

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History mystery steeple: A York County landmark for years

Linked in/Neat stuff: Former residents asks about York, Pa. Recognize this steeple? Hint: It’s 160-feet tall was recently surrounded by a major renovation to the church below. For the answer, please see below. Also of interest: York’s Little Green Church. … Continue reading

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Mining a rich vein of southwestern York Co.’s religious history – Part II

St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hanover, Pa. also serves as a mini-museum. One exhibit is this beautiful 19th-century altar. Other posts of interest: Abe Lincoln, Gwyneth Paltrow passed through Porters Sideling and Dutch vs. English? York County debate still perking … Continue reading

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