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An April 10, 2024 Springettsbury History Night event is where “Mahlon Haines legacy in Springettsbury” will share stories of the forty years he lived in Springettsbury Township. Location of the free event is the Community Room within the Springettsbury Township Administrative Complex at 1501 Mount Zion Road, York, PA 17402, at 7:00 P.M.

In 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first women, and second person, to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, doing so five years after Charles Lindbergh accomplished that feat. York, Pennsylvania, was a stop on Earhart’s lecture circuit in 1933, where she recounted events of the flight.

Stone Fence Acres is the name given to ongoing land acquisitions in Chanceford Township by internationally known artist Jeff Koons. Following a talk last November by the owner of a farm in Chanceford Townsip, a comment was made: “I don’t doubt, with his resources, Jeff Koons’ acreage will eclipse Lauxmont

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.