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This unexpected thing was fished from a York County, Pa., creek in a cleanup

Some were surprised with what was fished out of Lightner’s Creek in Manchester Township recently. That creek produced a casket lid in a recent cleanup. York has been home to a casketmaker for decades – York Casket. In fact, before and after York Casket formed in 1932, funeral homes made caskets in many small towns around York County. Or rather furniture makers operated funeral homes. Or both. No telling the source of the Lightner Creek casket lid or how it ended up in the creek. But casketmaking has been part of York County’s woodworking landscapes for centuries.

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Part II: Linden Avenue interesting mix of residential, industrial

This aerial view shows the Casket Division of York-Hoover Corporation in the late 1950s. Three buildings from the complex at 700 Linden Ave., York, have been renamed Linden Lofts and repurposed to house dozens of apartment units. This complex is … Continue reading

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