Eliot Ness cracks the York Safe & Lock Company; YorksPast 300th Post and the new list of 10 Most Viewed Posts
YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012. Not quite 15 months later this is my 300th post. Thus you’ve seen a brand new YorksPast post, on the average, 20 times per month.
I’d like to thank everyone for reading and providing feedback to YorksPast. As I did for my 200th Post, I’ve decided to take this occasion to share with my readers YorksPast’s ten most viewed posts. Only two posts made both the 200th and 300th top ten: Eliot Ness cracks the York Safe & Lock Company continues to set the standard and I’ve received many nice comments about Reading the Headlines: A Quick Index to All YorksPast Posts.
Continue reading for the new list of 10 Most Viewed Posts.
The new list of 10 Most Viewed YorksPast Posts are:
Eliot Ness cracks the York Safe & Lock Company
Eliot Ness, a former prohibition agent, of The Untouchables fame, had a significant hand in the demise of the York Safe & Lock Company.
Why is the Steam Into History locomotive named York #17 ?
The York #17 is a replica of a Rogers 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive that would have been built in the 1860s era. Learn why it is named York #17.
Jacob Loucks learned the Paper Making Trade near Hunt Valley, Maryland; P. H. Glatfelter followed in his footsteps
Some new research that adds to the early paper making history of P. H. Glatfelter, who founded the P. H. Glatfelter Company of Spring Grove.
RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 8 . . Rebels . . Part 1
An installment of my historical novel is posted every Thursday. Starting in June, I introduced a link to Chapter 8 that has proven popular not only to Rebels but also to successive chapters: Lincoln, Work and Princeton.
A Personal Connection to the Burning of The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge 150-Years-Ago
My Great Grandfather, John Gilbert, assisted in boring holes so that charges could be set in a span of the Bridge between Wrightsville & Columbia; to prevent rebels from crossing the Susquehanna River during the Civil War. Three photos of John Gilbert and nice comments.
Reading the Headlines: A Quick Index to All YorksPast Posts
Reading the Headlines is an always-up-to-date, quick index to all YorksPast Posts that was suggested by a reader.
#28 York Safe & Lock Company in Spring Garden Township; from the Top 50 York County Factories in 1899
Using Pennsylvania’s 1899 Factory Inspection Report, I ranked the 479 York County factories by numbers of employees. I started at #50 and I’m counting down to the top employer in York County at the end of 19th Century.
Steam Into History’s York #17 and two other Rogers 4-4-0 Steam Locomotives
Steam Into History’s York #17, which commenced operating in Southern York County during June 2013, is a replica of a Rogers 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive that would have been built in the 1860s era. This post looks at two original Rogers 4-4-0 Steam Locomotives that can be found in museums.
Locomotives that pulled Abraham Lincoln through York County; Lincoln Funeral Train
The Lincoln Funeral Train used as many as 42 different locomotives to make the, over 1600 mile round-about route, funeral train journey from Washington, D.C. to President Lincoln’s burial site in Springfield, Illinois.
S. Morgan Smith’s Success Washing Machine; Origins of the York Manufacturing Company
In 1874, the Success Washing Machine was the first product sold by the York Manufacturing Company. Stephen Morgan Smith later takes over development of a turbine water wheel owned by the York Manufacturing Company. Smith leaves and establishes the S. Morgan Smith Company; which grew to become a world-renowned hydraulic turbine manufacturer.Reading the Headlines: A Quick Index to All YorksPast Posts