Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Turnpike

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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Spry Grammar School grads true to their school: Linked in to history, 1/3/12

Yorktownsquare.com covers York, Pa.’s Steam into History, Diehl’s Candy, Central Market and a new book on Spry Grammar School.

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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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No light at the end of this (abandoned) Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnel

Murray Schrotenboer gives private tours of the Fulton County tunnels on an abandoned stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and their inner workings.  (See additional photos below.) Also of interest: The Susquehanna Trail: ‘Greatest highway in Eastern America’ and Once popular … Continue reading

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