Bill Eaton has an interest in the present location and the wording on a Memorial Plaque originally affixed to the scoreboard installed by York-Hoover employees at Memorial Stadium in York. Within collections of the York County History Center, a 1948 article, with photos, was discovered in “The York-Hoover Herald,” a monthly publication by and for the employees of York-Hoover Corporation, which answered many of his questions.
Aden Buser was the supplier of cigar boxes and cases to fourteen cigar makers located in and around Tilden, i.e. Longstown; an unincorporated village which has always straddled three York County townships and presently is the crossroads of four public school districts. Research into one of Aden’s advertising items revealed neat details about Tilden.
The precise location of an early Knab /Knaub /Hake family cemetery was sought due to construction work commencing in the area around a former stone quarry near Emigsville. The cemetery is one of three sites, in that vicinity, listed on Manchester Township Historical Society’s Historic Site Register.
Mill Races transported Valley Creek water to power everything from Grist to Saw Mills within Glen Rock. From 1837 until 1933, a covered Head Race was located under the present outdoor seating area of the pictured Glen Rock Mill Inn, delivering water to power the waterwheels within the mill.
The frantic activity at the top of South Queen Street hill in 1952 centered on a race to get WSBA-TV on the air as the nation’s first commercially equipped UHF station (i.e. Channels 14 to 83). At the time, minimal TV reception was available in the York area.
Connecting the dots on the naming of Powder Mill Road may go back to inspection visits to the U. S. Army General Hospital in Penn Park during the Civil War. A lasting positive impression of the hospital and the York Community could have influenced Dr. Thomas C. Brainerd to select York as the site for his powder mill venture in 1874; which led to the naming of Powder Mill Road.
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.