Tag Archives: Route 462

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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Springettsbury Township again focal point of preservationist v. developer debate

Springettsbury Township sits along an early path for settlers to travel south and west. So that route, the Monocacy Road, Lincoln Highway and Route 462 created an avenue for development along its sides. In 2015, we’re passing through another wave of proposed development. Some of the fine older buildings, the Vern-Mar Apartments, above, and the renovated First Post are seeing new life courtesy of businessmen who see potential there.

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Hanover, Pa., busy prepping for Gettysburg 150 & Hanover 250: Linked in to history, 4/23/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Gettysburg 150, Hanover 250, Lincoln Highway 100 and York County Heritage Trust’s ‘The Fiery Trial’ exhibit.

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