From a historical perspective, York, PA and York County PA and the
surrounding counties are known for:
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|York is named after York, England and its nickname "the White Rose
City" comes from the War
of the Roses between York, England and Lancaster, England|
|Fun "York Facts" include the following:|
> More than one fourth of York County's workers are employed in manufacturing -- almost
> Harley-Davidson Motor Company is one of the state's 20 largest manufacturing
> York International machinery air conditions the chunnel between England and France,
and the Kremlin in Russia.
> York County once had 16 automobile manufacturers.
> America's first ironclad steamboat was made in York in 1825 by John Elgar, and was
launched in the Susquehanna River.
> York manufacturer A.B. Farquahr was the first international exporter of agricultural
> America's first diesel tractor was made by R.H. Sheppard of Hanover.