National Geographic : 1941 Jul
Several Kentucky Rifles Come Home to Lancaster County The famous long-barreled firearms were first made by early southern Penn sylvania German and Swiss gunsmiths. Taken into the wilderness by frontiers men, they became so popular they acquired the name of the new territory. Phaeris Brenner, Millersville collector, examines a prize rack of guns (page 50). Staff Photographer Harrison Howell Walker A Bronze Plaque Records the Fame ofthe York Imperial Pickers pause before the shaft, inafield onSpringwood Farms, two miles south of York. Here Jonathan Jessop first propagated the celebrated apple more than a century ago. Today York Imperials are astandard variety in southern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and sections ofthe Middle West.