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Recognizing Glen Rock’s Neuhaus brothers: Sellers of everything from field plows to dynamite

Linked in/Neat stuff: John Schmidt’s memoirs/WW I in Muddy Creek Forks

That’s the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library in Glen Rock, right, before it became known as that. In its day, this pair of buildings, operated by the Neuhaus brothers, sold everything from field plows to dynamite. The tall building came down in 2001, but the other building was adapted into a public library and remains a busy place. In fact, this 1957 building will soon play host to a plaque, below, spelling out its history.



Glen Rock is becoming a borough of plaques. The Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society proudly marks its significant buildings with attractive signs such as this one. This will go on the Neuhaus building, now the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library. It will receive this plaque on Oct. 11, followed by a Walk Around The Rock. Click of the image to see an enlarged version telling the story of the two Neuhaus buildings. Also of interest: Rocks in the Glen turns into town where things happen.


Other neat stuff from all over … .

An emailer queried about whether I’ve seen any barn quilts around York County.

Barn quilts are what they sound like: quilts mounted on the sides of barn. The movement appears to have started in Ohio.

I replied that I wasn’t aware of any. But if you are, please comment below!


jsJohn Schmidt has been a community leader for decades. Now, we can learn how he did it. His memoir is available at the York County Heritage Trust and libraries across York County.

Gordon Freireich told about “The Mill – My Life in Paper” in a recent York Sunday News column:

“John went through almost 90 years of pocket journals, scrapbooks and the records in several filing cabinets in the basement of his home,” Gordon wrote. Schmidt was involved in his family’s Schmidt and Ault papermaking business and headed York Bank  (now M & T) for years.


WW I in York County: Events touches on the Great War are rare so here’s such an event in Muddy Creek Forks.


History Mystery: A lovely and quiet place … .


History Mystery: We’re outside #YorkCountyPa’s borders here, but many residents have enjoyed a cup of Joe at this…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, October 4, 2015