Daily Archives: August 8, 2010

Susquehanna River bridge before the flames: “One old negro … sat very coolly on the edge of the pier, smoking a cigar’

Flames shoot from a grill atop a pier from the bridge that the Union Army burned in 1863 to stop the Confederate advance. Two subsequent bridges used those same now-empty piers. In recent years, re-enactors have simulated the burning of … Continue reading

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