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Can you locate this old building? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Dec. 17, 2010

York countian Blake Stough submitted this old photograph of a building he believes is a mill. It certainly looks like a mill and a busy one at that. Not all mills had railroad access. Blake explained that after his grandfather’s death many years ago, his father gave him the family photographs that his grandparents, Jesse and Ida Wildasin Stough, collected over the years. ‘He knew they would be in good hands as I have been researching our family history for well over 10 years,’ he e-mailed. ‘This collection included several photo albums, boxes of loose pictures, large company photos rolled up like a scroll, and framed photos The photos date from the 1860s to the 1990s when my grandfather passed away… .” Learn more about Blake Stough and his Stauchistory’s blog below. Meanwhile, if you can locate this mill, comment below or contact Blake. Also of interest: Glen Rock Mill Inn: ‘They are happy to see it open again’ and Part of York County’s past, Biesecker Mill, goes on the auction block and Pioneering sisters operated York County grist mill near Cross Roads and Felton landmark: ‘The mill at one time was gossip central’.

Neat stuff from all over …
Janie Noble is Moravian pastor-turned-industrialist S. Morgan Smith’s great granddaughter.
She e-mailed with some questions about the availability of information about S. Morgan Smith, one of York County’s greatest achievers.
She included these comments:

“I have always felt very spiritually close to him, because of his ministry, faith and technology pioneering. I have felt he would be proud of how I am carrying his legacy and resources forward into the world. Also for his early social responsibility in running his company.
So he is very special to me, and it was such a revelation to discover that some are keeping his memory alive.”

I sent her some links from York Town Square that tell about her great grandfather, particularly my blog category about First Moravian Church in York.
Here are a couple of other links relating to S. Morgan Smith: Mentioned in Buffy’s World post and his diary entries will appear in an upcoming book. This York Town Square post contains the most biographical information about him.
Recommended blog of the day: Blake Stough gives this description with his Stauchistory blog that includes loads of York County history and old photos:

“Loyal husband, loving father, dedicated worker. I’m a longtime family researcher who also dabbles in York County, Pennsylvania history, which is where I’ve lived my entire life. When it comes to technology and social networking, I’d consider myself somewhat of a junkie. All in all, it’s been one heck of a ride.”

Forum of the day, The Exchange: Study says York County lacks brainpower, but is it true?
All York Town Square posts from the start. (Key word search by using “find” on browser.)
All Linked In/Neat Stuff posts from the start..