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There were many Motels and Restaurants along the Lincoln Highway that took their name from being on that famous highway that stretched from New York City to San Francisco.  The Lincoln View Motel & Restaurant in Paradise Township, York County, is one such example. I only remember eating at the

This 1921 Lincoln Highway map segment shows the general location of the Club House of the York Motor Club.  Noted in small print, the location is a little over two-miles east of York on the north side of the Lincoln Highway. The Lincoln Highway, conceived in 1913, was America’s first

In my post Memories leading up to I-83 opening exactly 54-years ago on October 28th 1959  I wrote I was born in at house built by my Father and Grandfather along South Queen Street.  The path of I-83 took that house, just as it took our favorite place to eat, Melvin’s

Next-day coverage of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address did not appear in all newspapers.  Most of the newspapers that printed Lincoln’s speech utilized The Associated Press, who immediately sent out the speech from Gettysburg by telegraph. Other newspapers utilized their own reporters to provide next-day coverage.  Several of these newspaper accounts noted

In 1845, I. Daniel Rupp wrote an early History of Lancaster and York Counties. The people west of the Susquehanna River were overjoyed when they attained their independence from Lancaster County in 1749. Within the Rupp history is an account of the first election held within the newly created York

The company lineage of today’s Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency operations in York goes back through the following business names: York International Corporation (1986-2005) York Division of Borg-Warner Corporation (1956-1986) York Corporation (1942-1956) York Ice Machinery Corporation (1927-1942) York Manufacturing Company (1874-1927) It all started with the establishment of the York