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Latrobe thought the Turkey Hill rapids or falls “most formidible.” Benjamin Henry Latrobe has been called one of the fathers of American architecture, but his work surveying and mapping the Susquehanna River in 1801from Columbia, Pa. to Havre de Grace, Md. was of more importance to the people of York

Lewis Miller drawing of himself and friends admiring 1868 Wrightsville bridge. Bridges make our lives so much more convenient. We have recently been hearing about the high cost of maintaining bridges. They are, of course, much more expensive to build from scratch. Where would we be if we didn’t have

Wrightsville has always occupied an important location in the transportation network. The Monocacy Trail, orginally a Native American path, became one of the first roads for the European settlers to York County and beyond. That road crossed the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville, first by ferry and then over bridges covered

My recent York Sunday News column outlined York’s enthusiastic proposal to become the permanent capital of the United States. Motions, debates, and votes for one location or another flew in 1789 during the first Congress under the United States Constitution. (The new Congress, which convened March 4, 1789, replaced the