Tag Archives: Franklin County

Southcentral Pa.’s Good Roads Jubilee in 1921: ‘Longest automobile parade in U.S. history’

Some folks travel on Route 462 and Route 30 in York County, Pa., without a thought that they are moving on important ground in the history of the nation’s highway system. That road – still the most heavily used east/west route in York County – was the best Atlantic/Pacific route a century ago.

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Along York’s West Philadelphia Street: One spot says a lot

Linked in/Neat stuff: Tanger Hardware building’s tenant/Fire equipment displayed Ten years ago, this scene captured one of several new projects sprouting around York. It says a lot. You have the Susquehanna Commerce Center, prime professional office space, that went up on … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150: Jubal Early’s burning of Thaddeus Stevens’ ironworks felt in York, Pa.

Confederate Gen. Jubal Early targeted Caledonia Furnace, abolitionist Congressman Thaddeus Stevens’ business is Franklin County, Pa. This is what remains of that furnace, a stack erected in 1837. Early burned the ironworks en route to York County and the Susquehanna River bridge.

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Did you know? Turnpike crosses tip of York County. Linked in with neat history stuff, July 31, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com blog cover’s Chris Doleman’s upcoming Hall of Fame induction, Susquehanna Indian lands endangered and the closing of a regional bookstore

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