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Miller mini-murals oversee Mudhook microbrewery – Linked in with neat York County history stuff – July 20, 2011

A mini-mural of an original by noted 19th-century York County artist Lewis Miller is in the background on opening night at Mudhook Brewing Co. in York’s Central Market. The mini-mural, part of the Murals of York, appeared outside on Cherry Lane for more than a decade and has since been incorporated into an area of the new eatery. Interestingly, Miller chose brewers as topics of several of his drawings. The book ‘Lewis Miller: Sketches and Chronicles’ lists at least six drawings of brewers. Also of interest: The ornate, but now-demolished York City Market House in living color and Railroad Borough: ‘Probably no other town in America has a horse heaven’ and Brewery profits produced landmark West York mansion.

Neat stuff from all over … .
York County Register of Wills Brad Jacobs was cleaning out his mother’s house when he came across longtime York auto dealer J.W. Richley’s 1951 autobiography “Obstacles No Barrier.”
Brad found it fascinating. Richley tells his life story from bike shop to starting auto dealerships.
And he went to the same one-room school as Brad: Emig’s School.
The book, now out of print but available as a reference at the York County Heritage Trust archives, tells the story of early automobiles in York County. As Brad points out, it has interesting observations on a number of other topics. For example: Camp Security memories tucked inside memoir… .

Looking for Tucker memories: Gary Heiland is looking for memories from those who saw Tucker automobiles at the York Fair:

“I remember seeing 3 or 4 Tucker cars at the York Fair. I don’t know if it was in 1948 or 1949. (Since the company folded in March 3rd 1949 it had to be the 1948 York Fair) This was during the years that showing next years new cars at the York Fairgrounds was a common event.
“I suspect somewhere in the Gazette and Daily history there is an story about the Tuckers being shown at the York Fair.”

Microfilm bearing newspaper coverage of the 1948 York Fair is available at the York County Heritage Trust archives.
If anyone has information, contact Gary or comment below.
Best of the books: What are the 50 best books for American history buffs? Check out this website to find out. Here’s a preview: No. 1 is David McCullough’s John Adams.
Blog post of the day: Universal York’s June Lloyd writes about: Barbara Smith unusual 18th-century woman.
Forum of the day: Exchangers are sharing their memories of one-room schools, those gone and those still standing.

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