Look, mom, one hand. This is one of York Barbell’s iconic weightlifters and part of the “history mysteries” series.
This might seem like an easy History Mystery quiz, but it’s been about 10 years since these big metal boxes were taken out of service in York County, Pa. Time passes fast. They were sold in 2006 after their electronic replacements successfully operated earlier that year. So a partial generation of folks never had the opportunity to use these mechanical machines. OK, what are these?
A lot of people think this iconic weightlifter – the lasting memory many people have of York, Pa. – is York Barbell founder Bob Hoffman. It’s not Hoffman. Weigh in, if you can ID him.
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The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence is set for James Smith’s gravesite in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery.