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In November of 1948 the Campbell Isolation Hospital opened next to the York Hospital for treating patients suffering from a wide variety of communicable diseases. This 1948 aerial photo shows the self-contained two-story Isolation Hospital under constructed next to the York Hospital, on the South George Street hillside; i.e. the

Congressman Daniel Lafean entertained two United States Presidents and many other notables at his mansion on the northwest corner of West Market Street and Richland Avenue. A listing of the foremost visitors, including leading state and national politicians, was recorded on a dining room keycard. ClyTi Swartz submitted photos of

Isabel Dromgold established The Christmas Card Girl greeting card business in York during 1926. Isabel already operated several stores in York during the 1930s, when she began conducting, what grew into a worldwide greeting card mail-order business; from her home on Rockburn Street in the East York section of Springettsbury

General Electric manufactured rocket igniters at a little known Boundary Avenue plant in York during World War II. These igniters initiated the firing of rocket-propelled four-pound armor-piercing grenades; in a weapon dubbed the bazooka. The General Electric Company operated two plants in York during World War II: the large York

Join me next Tuesday evening at the Mansion of the Hanover Area Historical Society for my newest presentation exploring forty early Hanover Factories. I’ll examine neat facts concerning these 19th Century Hanover factories; while bringing the story of several of them into the 20th Century. This Hanover Area Historical Society