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York County service stations featured giveaways ranging from airplane rides to lunar landers. These promotional gifts were a means to entice customer loyalty for particular gasoline brands or stations. G. G. Naugle’s service station operated during the 1930s; along the Lincoln Highway in Stony Brook, Springettsbury Township, York County, PA.

Stonework signature details have been used successfully to verify structures as former One-Room Schoolhouses. Neiman’s One-Room Schoolhouse is used as an example. There were four Neiman’s One-Room Schoolhouses in York County; located in Lower Windsor Township, West Manchester Township, and two in Conewago Township. Neiman’s Grammar (grades 5-8) and Neiman’s

Dallastown’s Merchants Box Company made boatloads of distinctive wooden file boxes for the National Archives. Recent queries about Merchants Box Company, in conjunction with a National Register application, caused me to look deeper into my Merchants investigation, started over 25-years ago; as part of Barshinger family research. That was when

A Hallam service station was established during the mid-1920s as the Lincoln Highway Garage. Quoting the circa 1925 garage sign lettering: “Hallam, Lincoln Highway Garage, S. Lieberknecht Sons, Cleveland and Charles.” This post examines that third Lincoln Highway Garage in York County, PA. The other Lincoln Highway Garages were established

Fayfield was developed in Springettsbury Township on the site of the first commercial airport in York County. In 1930 the York Airport was located along Haines Road, where scheduled passenger service provided flights to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia or New York. The first York Airport operated from 1930 to 1937 on turf