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Dan Trimmer inquired about a story often shared by an uncle; who, while working at the York Motor Company in 1929, claimed to have repaired a flat tire on the car of Henry Ford. Newspaper reports do place Henry Ford in York County, Pennsylvania, on June 7, 1929; where he visited several places, including the York Motor Company. In June of 1929, Henry Ford was on an automobile journey across Pennsylvania; from east to west, primarily on the Lincoln Highway.

Thirty years before President Ronald Reagan visited the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle plant in Springettsbury Township, York County, PA, he visited the General Electric plant in York, PA; then as director-producer-and host of the “General Electric Theater” television program and President of the Screen Actors Guild.

In the span of 13-years Dempwolf Architects designed at least five buildings for Mahlon Haines in York County. The final buildings was the 5-story, 47-room Haines Hotel on the northwest corner of North George Street and West Philadelphia Street. Reinhardt Dempwolf had a recurring business association with Mahlon Haines. J.