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With York and Lancaster Counties recent establishment as the Susquehanna National Heritage Area, the time has come to extend the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor through those counties. The decade long effort to gain the Susquehanna National Heritage Area designation emphasized the Susquehanna River as the focal corridor of culture and

An artifact of Bube’s Brewery’s 1908 YORK Ice Machine still adorns the walls of that Lancaster County establishment in Mount Joy. That YORK Manufacturing Company machine was an addition to a YORK Ice Machine, which Alois Bube previously purchased in 1893. The 1893 YORK Ice Machine was one of the

A log house IS NOT being torn down in Springettsbury Township. That structure, the home of blacksmith Henry Drayer during 1860, is being renovated. After seeing the siding removed from the log structure, several people have expressed their concern; thinking that might be a forerunner to demolition. Be assured, the

The Hanover Wire Cloth Company manufactured a highest priority pure nickel cloth for the ‘Manhattan Project.’ The fine mesh nickel cloth was produced from January to June of 1945; for that and for other necessary war materials throughout the war, they are listed among the nineteen York County war production

American Machine and Foundry Company’s first manufacturing plant was established during April 1900 in Hanover, York County, PA. AMF was organized March 26, 1900, and set up their offices in Brooklyn, NY. To rapidly start production, AMF leased the existing shops of Hanover Foundry & Machine Company; and retained much

The AMF facility in Glen Rock is listed among the nineteen York County war production plants granted the Army-Navy “E” Award during World War II. The “E” Award is for Excellence in Production; it was the highest honor given industry in recognition of outstanding production of necessary war materials. A