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Initial YORK 275th Talk at York County Heritage Trust on November 14


I’ll be presenting “York & Leading Industries of the Gilded Age,” at the York County Heritage Trust for their Second Saturday program on November 14, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in the Historical Society Museum; 250 East Market Street. As an overview, this talk highlights the diverse and interesting facts of the manufacturing community of York County during the Gilded Age. However, as the City of York Celebrates its upcoming 275th Anniversary, the talk will focus specifically on the top factories and industries based in the City of York.



November 16th 2015 at West Manchester Township Historical Society

I’ll also be presenting “First 60 Years of York Corporation; from 1874 to 1934” at a meeting of the West Manchester Township Historical Society on Monday, November 16, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is in the West Manchester Township Building, 380 East Berlin Road (Doors open at 6:45 p.m.)

The York Manufacturing Company was established in 1874. By 1900, the company had become the largest employer in York County. Learn how this maker of washing machines and water wheels grew to become the driving force behind the development of artificial ice as the York Ice Machinery Corporation. To close out their first 60-years, YORKCO pioneered some of the first air conditioning systems, leading to world recognition of the YORK name for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration.

December 9th 2015 at Wyndridge Farm


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