The frantic activity at the top of South Queen Street hill in 1952 centered on a race to get WSBA-TV on the air as the nation’s first commercially equipped UHF station (i.e. Channels 14 to 83). At the time, minimal TV reception was available in the York area.
Connecting the dots on the naming of Powder Mill Road may go back to inspection visits to the U. S. Army General Hospital in Penn Park during the Civil War. A lasting positive impression of the hospital and the York Community could have influenced Dr. Thomas C. Brainerd to select York as the site for his powder mill venture in 1874; which led to the naming of Powder Mill Road.
Civil War surgeon Thomas Chalmers Brainerd elevated Powder Mills in York Township into a major producer of blasting powder with his acquisition in 1874; which led to the naming of Powder Mill Road, running through the property.
An item of York Corporation lore concerns the burial location of a large intricate casting at the Grantley Plant following WWII. Reasons for the burial range from it being less expensive than cutting up the bulky casting for scrap to a potentially secretive nature of the WWII era casting.
Christopher Aslam recently submitted photos of an early York made Bank Vault Door that was originally installed in Plymouth Five Cents Savings Bank in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The E2 Taylor Cub Airplane originally owned by G. G. Naugle was restored and exhibited in the Virginia Aviation Museum at the Richmond International Airport. During the 1930s, this is the airplane that many in York County received their first airplane ride experience, as part of a Stony Brook service station promotion.
Naugle’s Service Station in Stony Brook had perhaps the widest range of services and the most unique promotional giveaway of any garage on the Lincoln Highway.
The actions by Pennsylvania health authorities at One-Room Schools during the 1905-1906 school year appear to be the tipping point in parents’ acceptance of getting their children vaccinated against smallpox.