Category Archives: Maryland

Newly Completed Susquehanna Trail teems with Historical Scenes

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 16 The completion of Susquehanna Trail, during July of 1924, was met with a promotional blitz by the Publicity Bureau of the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce. They sent out … Continue reading

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York is In Danger of Losing the Susquehanna Trail during 1923

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 15 In 1923, it had been five years since York was selected over Gettysburg as the southern extension city on the Susquehanna Trail. The concrete Trail from York to … Continue reading

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The Susquehanna Trail as a Ribbon of Concrete

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 14 During Halloween of 1920, a masked carnival was held to celebrate the Susquehanna Trail’s completion, as a concrete highway, through Shrewsbury. The goal of the Board of Governors … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail Edition; Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during October 2014

Susquehanna Trail posts dominated the most popular YorksPast posts during October. Just like August and September, the series on the Susquehanna Trail continues to provide a significant boost in YorksPast readership … THANKS again! The Publicity Bureau of the Williamsport … Continue reading

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The Road to JOPPA; origins of Susquehanna Trail in Southern York County

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 12 Early origins of the Susquehanna Trail in southern York County can be traced back to the road between YorkTown, Pennsylvania and Joppa, Maryland. A reader of last week’s … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail extends from York to the Maryland line

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 11 During 1917, the Board of Governors of the Susquehanna Trail Association had selected the road segments they would champion as the Susquehanna Trail between Harrisburg and the New … Continue reading

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Establishment of the Susquehanna Trail in York County during 1918

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 9 We have the Susquehanna Trail road name in York County as a result of the Good Roads Movement in Pennsylvania. This map shows initial routes and the final … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 18 . . David . . Part 6

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century. This is Part 6 of Chapter 18 . . . David. A new part … Continue reading

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Board of Governors of the Susquehanna Trail Association visit to York in 1918

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 7 In 1918, the Board of Governors of the Susquehanna Trail Association visited York on June 12th and Gettysburg on June 13th; to help them decide which city would … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 18 . . David . . Part 5

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century. This is Part 5 of Chapter 18 . . . David. A new part … Continue reading

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