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Zion View’s Green Frog BBQ on Labor Day

Kathy Mummert has questions about Zion View’s Green Frog Bar-B-Q held on Labor Day during the early 1930s. Kathy’s query was in response to my post: Zion View gets the Susquehanna Trail. Zion View is located 6-miles north of York, … Continue reading

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Remembering Besser’s on the Susquehanna Trail

Liz Holtzapple provided some neat memories of Besser’s in response to my post Susquehanna Trail WWI Memorial Sycamores.  Her comments are amongst those that have been accumulating in my files since I did a 19-part series on the Susquehanna Trail, … Continue reading

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Halloween on the Susquehanna Trail

Classics from YorksPast–Susquehanna Trail incites a Halloween Jubilee With the approach of Halloween in 1920, a masked carnival was part of the completion jubilee for the Susquehanna Trail in Shrewsbury. The concrete roadbed had been recently constructed through Shrewsbury, as … 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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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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Yorkers spring into action To Attract the Susquehanna Trail

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 6 On June 12th, 1918, a 150-member York delegation, in 34 cars, would caravan to Harrisburg to escort the Board of Governors of the Susquehanna Trail Association back to … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail to Tap the Lincoln Highway at either Gettysburg or York; with Dover route Considered

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 5 By the fall of 1917, the Board of Governors of the Susquehanna Trail Association had selected the road segments they would champion as the Susquehanna Trail between Harrisburg … Continue reading

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The Susquehanna Trail lands York, PA at the Crossroads of PA Routes 1 & 4

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 4 In Part 1 of the Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement, I asked my readers to solve the mystery location of a Susquehanna Trail … Continue reading

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Violet Hill in Spring Garden Township, Part 3; Violet Hill Cafe, Joseph Lopiccolo

In previous posts we learned by looking through a chronological sequence of maps, Violet Hill appears to start in an area near South George Street and Country Club Road.  However as time goes by, the area known as Violet Hill … Continue reading

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