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An article in the August 15th 1948 issue of the Sunday News, York, PA Edition contained the headline: “New N O P Route Cuts Traffic Hazards.” This headline has a bearing on the name of a stretch of road in Springettsbury Township.  This is the fourth part of a series

John D. Denney, Jr. showed me a copy of this map roughly six years ago.  The original from which his copy was made contained penciled routes; which I have approximated in white.  It named the locations: Peach Bottom, Delta, Apple Grove, Neff’s Summit, and Loganville; which I have likewise placed

On June 19th 1944, the Special Ordnance Plant within the York Safe & Lock Company facility in Springettsbury Township was designated as the Naval Ordnance Plant, York.  This fact has a bearing on two of the names for a stretch of road in Springettsbury Township.  This is the third part

By the end of WWII, the York Safe & Lock Company had established four new plants in addition to their main plant, all located in York, Pennsylvania.  What became of all these plants?  What became of the Company?  Eliot Ness, a former prohibition agent, of The Untouchables fame, had a

Virtually every sizeable ship in the Navy during WWII was outfitted with 40-MM Naval Anti-aircraft Bofors Guns.  The gun fired a two-pound projectile from each barrel at the rate of 120 or better per minute.  The projectile itself was of the tracer type, high explosive, with a super-sensitive nose fuse;

Where does Rail Car Manufacturing fall within The Rise of Industrial York?  I ask this question during my presentations on 19th Century Railway Car Builders of York.  There is no doubt rail car building was one of the earliest industrial industries in York.  These 19th Century manufacturers shipped rail car

This drawing of The York Car Works of Billmeyer & Small appears as part of a full-page-408 ad in Asher & Adams’ New Columbian Railroad Atlas of 1879.  The view is as if one were hovering over the railroad station, or currently hovering over Sovereign Bank Stadium, and looking southeast.