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How the ‘Barnes Dance’ allowed you to cross this York, Pa., intersection at any angle

After I suggested that people were jaywalking at this mystery York, Pa., intersection, a YDR Facebook commenter stated: ‘This was NOT jaywalking. It was a short-lived intersection plan called “Barnes’ Dance” … . All vehicular traffic was stopped, and all pedestrian traffic was allowed to cross at any angle. It did not last long. Eventually the city returned to the customary configuration.’ But the History Mystery remains. What city intersection are you seeing here?

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About buses and Bear’s in York, Pa.’s Continental Square

This post-street-car view shows York’s Continental Square and its stand of buses. Buses became king when the last street car made its run in 1939. Public transit would become more important as wartime rationing kicked in. And there’s Bear’s, standing on the square’s angle that has been in the news recently. An interesting website, operated by David Sullivan, profiles York’s department stores.

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