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This unsung site is hardly off the beaten track, as many often-overlooked places are. But Gettysburg’s square should not be forgotten as a place to spend time on those treasured trips to the Gettysburg National Military Park and other attractions. The visitors center is now farther away from this crossroads, but remember that this part of Gettysburg saw fighting, too. And there are museums, shops linked up to the Civil War and prime restaurants within walking distance. In fact, the must-see National Cemetery, with its Lincoln connections, and nearby Ziegler’s Grove, with its Pickett Charge links, are a reasonable walk from this square, seen here from the roof of the Gettysburg Hotel.

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel spotted this 1940s Crosley at the 2400 block of South George Street, downhill from Joppa Road on the left. But what about Bud’s Drive-In? Joan Concilio’s Only in York County blog is the go-to place for answers about old eateries around York County, Pa. And her readers placed the restaurant along that stretch of South George Street. A distinctive about the eatery? You ordered your meal via telephone from your table.