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Transportation Archives

General William J. Palmer and his associates incorporated their vision of a grand western railroad, The Denver & Rio Grande, on October 27, 1870.  After General Palmer announced in a speech on February 17, 1871 his intention to build his railroad as the countries first narrow gauge railway, many other

York County was formed from Lancaster County in 1749; at that time it was reasonable to look at Lancaster County Maps for York County Information.  However 75-years later the best map details available for Wrightsville, with adjoining town Westphalia, and connecting to Columbia via their first Susquehanna River bridge comes