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Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 9 We have the Susquehanna Trail road name in York County as a result of the Good Roads Movement in Pennsylvania. This map shows initial routes and the final route during the process of establishing the Susquehanna Trail in

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 8 Route 250, through York Haven, is highlighted on this State Highway Department map from 1915. In 1918, Route 250 is North George Street in York that heads through Emigsville, Manchester Boro, York Haven Boro, Newberrytown, Lewisberry Boro, Bunches,

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 7 In 1918, the Board of Governors of the Susquehanna Trail Association visited York on June 12th and Gettysburg on June 13th; to help them decide which city would be the terminus of the southern extension of the Susquehanna

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 5 By the fall of 1917, the Board of Governors of the Susquehanna Trail Association had selected the road segments they would champion as the Susquehanna Trail between Harrisburg and the New York state line. With a new year,

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012.  A few days ago, on July 26, 2014, I began the third year of sharing a hodgepodge of explorations of York’s Past.  The posts totaled 472 during those first two years; averaging slightly more than four and one-half posts per week.

  Last week I wrote about Vulcan Technology in Pullman’s Electrically Controlled Gasoline Automobile.  In that post, I noted the Harrisburg Auto Show of 1914 also included five motorcycle makes: Harley-Davidson, Henderson, Indian, Thor and Yale.  Reader Rick Wall wanted to see any of the motorcycles pictured in the 1914

Motor Vehicles at the 1914 Harrisburg Auto Show This ad for the 1914 Pullman Model 6-46A appeared in the Harrisburg Auto Show edition of the Harrisburg Telegraph.  The Fifth Annual Harrisburg Auto Show opened the evening of March 14, 1914, in the Arena-Rex Building at Third and Delaware Streets.  The