York County history mystery intersection: It’s one to avoid, wherever it is

Linked in/Neat stuff: Jeff Koons/Foust distillery/Kaltreider-Benfer Library
mw2This York County intersection is one to detour. In fact, many motorists do so, but it’s still jammed most times. Saturday afternoons, for example, forget it. Can you ID this crossroads in this York, Pa, Daily Record/Sunday News file photo, which has forever been on York County maps? See this same intersection from the air below, post World War II. Also of interest: All yorktownsquare.com aerial photographs from the start.

Other neat stuff from all over … .

Yes, at yorktownsquare.com, we track York County celebs. A celebrity today will probably be in York County history books 50 years from now. Might as well start tracking them now.
So we point you to gems like this involving York County native and famed pop artist Jeff Koons: Lady Gaga uses Jeff Koons sculpture for ‘ARTPOP’ album cover.
Jeff Koons has a place not far from the Susquehanna River on the York County side. Lady Gaga has been seen more than once in and around Lancaster County.
Maybe the unconventional pair met midway, in and around Wrightsville/Columbia.

Billy Foust’s distillery: American Whiskey’s website – yes there is such – has a detailed piece that merits a look on the now-defunct Foust distillery near Glen Rock.

Happy birthday, K-B: Red Lion’s Kaltreider-Benfer Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. If you haven’t visited the library’s hilltop venue, stop by. It’s about near the summit of one of York County’s highest elevations.

More on The Burg’s woes: We have a few of those of our own, but none on the garbage front like Harrisburg’s. Check out this PennLive.com op ed piece by that other J. McClure, son Joe McClure: Harrisburg’s incinerator burned the city from the beginning.

Love this quote from an Evening News editorial playing off of early comparisons of the incinerator to a luxury car:  “’Harrisburg’s ‘Rolls Royce’ incinerator is a constant reminder that it is impossible to indulge a champagne taste on a beer budget.”

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This is York County, Pa.’s, Longstown, where Mount Rose and Cape Horn roads meet, circa 1948. The same crossroads is pictured above.

York County views from on the air:
- Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging photograph
- Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging Sears photograph, Part II
- Just try to resist this memory-tugging photo of North York’s White Oak Park
- Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York Whitehull Airport and York Valley Inn and Playland and …
- So, can you find long-gone Springwood Park in this aerial photograph?
- Camp Security area of Springettsbury Township from the air
- Columbia-Wrightsville Susquehanna River bridges from the air.
- Just try to resist this memory-tugging photograph of northwest York, Pa.
- Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York’s Roosevelt Avenue Airport.
- Memorial Stadium, now Bob Hoffman Stadium, built to keep professional baseball in York.

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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6 Responses to York County history mystery intersection: It’s one to avoid, wherever it is

  1. Dianne says:

    Mt. Rose/East Prospect Road and Edgewood to Cape Horn Road intersection

  2. jerri says:

    Diane is right. That intersection is a mess most of the time.

  3. Jim … Because of a personal connection, I examined the field of view of the ca 1948 aerial photo in this post: http://www.yorkblog.com/yorkspast/2013/10/11/tilden-or-longstown-field-of-view-jim-mcclures-circa-1948-aerial-photo/

    • Jim McClure says:

      Stephen, thanks for the thorough exposition of the photo at the link you mentioned. June Lloyd and I have had the friendly discussion whether Tilden and Longstown are synoymous. One of your maps shows Tilden at or near the Chambers Road intersection with Mount Rose, instead of the “Longstown” intersection. But it might just be where they put the label on the map. Are you of the mind that Tilden and Longstown area one and the same, as June contends?/Jim

      • Jim … I believe that Tilden and Longstown are one in the same. Longstown seems to encompass the general area, where as Tilden, always shows up near the Chambers Road intersection on maps.
        However I believe that the name Longstown originated from J. Long’s Store (near the Chambers Road intersection) and was eventually used throughout the general area [reference 1876 Atlas of York Township, upper section]. I would imagine when the Tilden post office operated in the area, it was probably located in that store; thus making Tilden and Longstown synoymous.

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