Category Archives: Maryland

Timeline for Lincoln Funeral Train

The Northern Central Railway’s Special Schedule, for the Friday April 21, 1865, Lincoln Funeral Train from Baltimore to Harrisburg, lists schedule times for the Pilot Engine; with a footnote indicating the Funeral Train will follow 10-minutes after the Pilot Engine. … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Engineer: Baltimore Bottleneck

Gardner Cobb was the Engineer who ran the Northern Central locomotive on the train taking the Abraham Lincoln party from Harrisburg, PA, to Baltimore in the next to last leg of the grand Lincoln First Inaugural rail route from Springfield, Illinois … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Engineer: Gardner Cobb

An obituary of Gardner Cobb appeared in The New York Times on April 7, 1908. The obituary was concise, while emphasizing a connection to Abraham Lincoln. Gardner Cobb, one of the oldest railroad engineers in the country, died in Shamokin, … Continue reading

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#4 P. H. Glatfelter Paper Mill in Spring Grove; Over 150 Years of Paper Making

In 1852, Jacob G. Hauer established the Spring Forge Paper Mill within a former iron forge; it was the first paper mill in what is now Spring Grove. After Jacob died in 1855, his widow Susan hired operators to keep … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 21 . . Weddings . . 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 21 . . . Weddings. A new part … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail through York County; Wrap-Up

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 19 Just in time for Christmas, this post wraps-up the 19-part-series on the Susquehanna Trail. Thanks to my readers for the feedback and all the great comments along the … Continue reading

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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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