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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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Skilled labor still in demand at York County industries. York Plan 3.0, anyone?

An old Manufacturers’ Association of South Central Pennsylvania scrapbook starts with this clip about an association meeting at the Country Club of York. That Dempwolf-designed clubhouse burned in the 1934 and was replaced by a modified structure, which came down when York College of Pennsylvania built on the property in the 1960s. Carrol McCleary Innerst wrote in “York College of Pennsylvania: “A proposal to spend $100,000 renovating the old clubhouse was rejected.” The Manufacturers’ Association continues to hold annual meetings. Surgeon Ben Carson will speak at at the group’s 2014 meeting.

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York County, Pa., criminal attorneys have long sought evidence from the grave

Roses rest on railroad tracks on Newberry Street during the annual Unity March in York, Pa.. The roses lay where Lillie Belle Allen was shot 40 years before. As part of the prosecution of the shootings of Allen and York City Police Officer Henry C. Schaad 30 years after they died, the bodies of the two victims were exhumed.

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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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York College of Pennsylvania scholar seeks oral histories about the York race riots

This aerial view from the camera of a York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer shows where railroad tracks cross Newberry Street in York. Lillie Belle Allen, visiting York, was slain when the car she was riding in stalled on those tracks. Police officer Henry C. Schaad also died from a gunshot wound sustained in race rioting in 1969.

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A York County, Pa., history mystery photo of confined proportions

It’s a Conestoga Wagon. Dianne Bowders writes in ydr.com’s Your Photos: ‘Conestoga Wagons were built about 1750 in the Conestoga Valley of Lancaster Co. Wagon drivers smoked rolled tobacco leaves called “stogies”, from the word Conestoga. Location: Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York, PA.’

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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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York a bit late in publicly demonstrating its love of books and learning

The old picture shows children gathered around the Martin Library circulation desk after a story time in this undated photo. York, Pa.’s, Martin Library opened its doors in 1935, but Yorkers could have enjoyed a library at the turn-of-the-century

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William Scranton, other luminaries dedicated York Junior College’s new campus in 1965

Pennsylvania Governor Bill Scranton autographed this program for the dedication of York Junior College’s new campus in 1965. At that point, YJC stood at Duke Street and College Avenue, and this dedication paved the way for York College of Pennsylvania, as it’s now called, to move to open at its current site on Country Club Road.

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York’s Penn Street Bridge: One spot says a lot

The Penn Street Bridge connects the expanding York College of Pennsylvania campus with the City of York. So some in the city are seeing the importance of shoring up the neighborhood that welcomes students as they walk, drive or bike into the city. Check out this YCP map and see how the middle part of campus is bulging northward into the city.

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