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This photo of the mile long steel railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River, linking Wrightsville and Columbia, is believed to include some of the workmen that erected the bridge in 21 working days during 1897. The Pennsylvania Railroad used the divide and conquer method to accelerate bridge construction. The railroad

Today the Soldiers and Sailors Monument stands at a prominent place in York’s Penn Common, however in the early morning darkness of Saturday September 16th, 1876, three monster trains, containing 120 railroad cars, pulled into York, Pennsylvania. They occupied one of the double tracked rails of the Northern Central Railroad,

Santa’s arrival by airplane at a Springettsbury Township airport in 1946 started a York tradition. That year was the launch of over a quarter-century tradition involving Santa Claus’s arrival at the start of the Christmas shopping season in York, Pennsylvania. The arrival by airplane was followed by a parade to

The 1917 Catalog of The Bell Motor Car Company contains this illustration of the first factory buildings planned on 15-acres described as the “finest automobile factory site in York, Pennsylvania.” If you are reading this on the Ydr.com site, click on this LINK for a Full View of the illustrations

I discovered this 1949 covered bridge photo in the Archives of the York County History Center. It piqued my interest because it connected Springettsbury and Manchester Townships, establishing a short roadway connection between Pleasureville and Emigsville. Further research revealed this was Springettsbury Township’s last covered bridge over the Codorus Creek.