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Fit for Norman Rockwell: 8 Memorial Day scenes from around York County, Pa.

This scene from Goldsboro’s square accomplishes a couple of things this Memorial Day. It’s one of the scores of memorials highlighted in this map of York County veterans memorials. And it shows one of two islands in the squares of York County towns. Traffic circulates around this memorial and the grassy square in Jefferson. (Abbottstown and New Oxford, with their traffic circles, are in Adams County.)

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Prospect Hill Cemetery’s architecturally significant office well set among so much history

Motorists driving along North George street past York County, Pa.’s, Prospect Hill Cemetery can’t get this square look at its headquarters. The architecturally significant house is perfect for a cemetery that offers so much history. John Augustus Dempwolf, brother Reinhardt and their firm designed more than 500 structures.

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

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Halpin firefighting family, relics from the Battle of Wrightsville relics, Johnson Controls’ new York County home and Strasburg Railroad’s new roundhouse

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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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Locating Johnson Controls’ Grantley plant is easy, but can you find its facility just east of York?

Locating Johnson Controls’ Grantley plant is easy, but can you find its faciilty just east of York?

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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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