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Hanover Branch Railroad provided way to get iron ore to market – and Lincoln to Gettysburg

The late Roger Shaffer was an expert on his home area of Hanover Junction – and beyond. He left behind a body of work that tells us much about that important junction of the Hanover Branch Railroad and the Northern Central Railway (now the York County Heritage Rail Trail) and its successor railroads. The current edition of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society newsletter carries three articles penned by Shaffer that go beyond the well-known stories of how Abraham Lincoln passed to and from Gettysburg along this line. ‘The “Item” Review’ published this photo of an ore mine along the Hanover Branch that operated between 1850 and 1880. The Strickhouser Station stop along the Hanover Branch served as a shipping point for ore taken from such mines.

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York County loses a chronicler of its history: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 10, 2012

Also below: Codorus fire pits/Lincoln painting/Bud Blakey The recent death of Roger E. Shaffer, a fan and student of Hanover Junction, placed a spotlight on his website hanoverjunction.net and in other publications.  This Hanover Junction historian died on March 22. … Continue reading

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