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Old kilns and furnaces around York/Adams point to major enterprises in the past

Linked in/Neat stuff: Glen Rock Carol Singers tuning up/Eisenhower Home open house
The counties of York/Adams were dotted with all kinds of furnaces and kilns in their past – a loose combination of agribusiness, mining and manufacturing. Perhaps the best-known is Codorus Furnace. But smaller kilns were virtually everywhere. Consider the remains of an old kiln along the Susquehanna Trail near Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene in Manchester Township. And consider the pottery giant Pfaltzgraff that grew its business from baking ore in kilns or ovens. And those old  kilns near the Susquehanna River in Wrightsville. Artist Cliff Satterthwaite captures a vestige of Adams County brick making, circa 1970. They sat on the left ‘before you’re into Gettysburg rt 30.’  He added: ‘(I)t’s a needle in a brick kiln’ if they’re there now… .’ Satterthwaite’s technique in this photo illustration was to take two slides and combine them into one, using computer software. Anyone remember these kilns or others around York/Adams? Please comment below. Also of interest: Check out other art pieces by Cliff Satterthwaite.


Other neat stuff from all over:


A big day in Glen Rock is planned for Dec. 14.

The Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society Museum will be open from 2-4 p.m. that day (also 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 5).

“Also on Dec. 14, the Glen Rock Carol Singers will leave New Freedom on the train at 5 p.m. The train is scheduled to arrive in Glen Rock at approximately 6 p.m. at which time the carolers will walk to the Christmas tree along Water Street where they will sing the four original carols, as part of the unveiling of a monument in honor of the Carolers,” a York Daily Record story states.

For details, check out the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society’s site.

An old and beautiful church:

+++ Yorkblogger keeps digging: June Lloyd is continuing her work on the identities of prison guards at British POW camp in the American Revolution. Check out: Who was Nicholas James? This is very important work June is doing.

+++ An Eisenhower welcome:

History Mystery: Look at this a bit. You’ll figure out where it is. If not, click on the goo.gl link:

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