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Before S. Morgan Smith was an industrialist – perhaps the leading industrialist in York County, Pa.’s, history – he was a pastor. And early in his call as a minister, he served as a military chaplain. He was mustered out of the military 150 years ago, and his biographers have set up a presentation to tell about how this minister came to serve in the military.

This chart shows S. Morgan Smith’s legacy – three York County, Pa., companies that operate today. Voith Hydro, American Hydro and Precision Components trace their roots to Smith, directly or indirectly. Smith was there at the beginning of a fourth company before leaving to found S. Morgan Smith: Johnson Controls, formerly York Corporation, Borg-Warner and York International, among others.

This stained-glass window gives natural light in the sanctuary of York, Pa.’s, old Zion Lutheran Church building, closed since the mid-1990s. Other stained-glass panels that were installed in the new church in Manchester Township in 1995. This photograph is part of series of 18 stained glass windows in York County in ydr.com’s Media Center.

That yellow 1951 Chevrolet hasn’t always been on the roof of The Hop, part of San Carlo’s Restaurant in Manchester Township, Pa. But it has become a landmark signaling folks about the restaurant/entertainment complex that incorporates an equally noteworthy barn.