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Nazis murdered downed World War II airman from York, Pa., Part 10

The R.W. Zercher on this monument in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands was known as Bob Zercher in his home county of York, Pa. He worked at York Corporation, served as an airman, survived the crash of his B-17 Flying Fortress … Continue reading

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How did these outdoor mini-murals of York, Pa., become indoor mini-murals? And 6 other History Mystery quizzes

That looks like large reproductions of Lewis Miller paintings on the wall in this York, Pa., eatery. Miller colorfully documented everyday life in York in the 1800s, and contemporary readers benefit from his talents today. In this case, diners enjoy his … Continue reading

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York County’s Brook Leaf Tree House: ‘As kids, we all thought that was SO romantic

Before there was the Haines Shoe House, there was Brook Leaf Love Nest. The Shoe House (see below), now open as a bakery/ice cream shop under new management, followed the Love Nest as a honeymoon spot in York County, Pa. The Love Nest is long gone after a fire, but memories continue.

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Neff’s one-room school in Red Lion: ‘It’s dilapidated now. But it’s going to be really great soon’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Mud sale defined/Test your Glen Rock smarts Red Lion, Pa., students work on the old Neff School near the high school. That’s good practical education, for one thing. And this means the preservation of another one-room school. … Continue reading

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Yorkco’s first female engineer: ‘She wants to be a real honest-to-goodness engineer’

Two female engineers entered the York workforce at York Corporation late in World War II.

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What is more York County than Yorkco, now Johnson Controls? Part II

Johnson Controls’ roots go deeper into York County soil and is arguably identified more with York County than even Harley-Davidson

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What is more York County than Yorkco, now Johnson Controls?

Johnson Controls, heir to York Manufacturing and the long line of other York-area refrigeration and air conditioning names, is looking to move operations to Hopewell Township in southern York County.

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Transforming scrap metal into meaningful art in York, Pa.: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 18, 2012

The Industrial Plaza of York has been around since the 1990s, but it now has a sign, unveiled this week. The sign, showing gears and cogs, is made from repurposed pieces of scrap metal. It’s a visible ‘sign’ of consultant … Continue reading

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York County poet: ‘Her words helped win the war’

Flo Snyder Neff as a Yorkco employee/poet in World War II. Also of interest: ‘Her words helped win the war.’ and Nurses and their work appear again and again in York County’s past. My Sunday column on Flo Snyder’s poetic … Continue reading

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