Civil War surgeon Thomas Chalmers Brainerd elevated Powder Mills in York Township into a major producer of blasting powder with his acquisition in 1874; which led to the naming of Powder Mill Road, running through the property.
An item of York Corporation lore concerns the burial location of a large intricate casting at the Grantley Plant following WWII. Reasons for the burial range from it being less expensive than cutting up the bulky casting for scrap to a potentially secretive nature of the WWII era casting.
Christopher Aslam recently submitted photos of an early York made Bank Vault Door that was originally installed in Plymouth Five Cents Savings Bank in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The E2 Taylor Cub Airplane originally owned by G. G. Naugle was restored and exhibited in the Virginia Aviation Museum at the Richmond International Airport. During the 1930s, this is the airplane that many in York County received their first airplane ride experience, as part of a Stony Brook service station promotion.
Naugle’s Service Station in Stony Brook had perhaps the widest range of services and the most unique promotional giveaway of any garage on the Lincoln Highway.
The actions by Pennsylvania health authorities at One-Room Schools during the 1905-1906 school year appear to be the tipping point in parents’ acceptance of getting their children vaccinated against smallpox.
William Wagner and Lewis Miller produced the only known drawings of the impressive house of Colonel Thomas Hartley; a Revolutionary War Soldier and Patriot that entertained President George Washington at his home on July 2nd, 1791.