Can anyone identify location of Eagle’s Rock near York, Pa.?
This photo shows an unidentified trio at Eagle’s Rock near York almost a century ago. (See two more photos of this scene below.) Also of interest: Noted U.S. photo archive captures York County, Pa., treasures and Google Images bring life and times of a trick shot artist, other York County, Pa., memories and ‘The Commons’ plays host to wonderful vintage photos and York County photo collection adds to historical record.
Remember Chimney Rock, an obscure formation in Hellam Township? The owner of that formation believes the rock is endangered by nearby blasting for a pipeline.
The controversy has brought that formation to the public’s attention.
Now comes information about another outcropping with a scenic view, from a generous contributor, Bob Stolper.
Writing on the back of the three-photo set places Eagle’s Rock at a location four miles southeast of York. The photos are dated May 28, 1910… .
The drop must be steep from Eagle’s Rock. Notice the man in the hat holding onto his young companion.
I’m wondering if they’re near the present location of Eagle’s Nest Restaurant, atop the hill on Mount Rose Avenue. If so, the photos could be overlooking the Codorus Valley where the old Lincoln Highway (East Market Street/462) and present-day Route 30 run.
I ran the photos by someone who is a student of York County scenes. She noted that high cliffs are located along the Camp Betty Washington Road, not far from the Eagle’s Nest, or on the other side of Interstate 83, perhaps in the location of Mount Rose Cemetery. Both locations would fit the description on the back of the photos.
And she shared my reaction, too.
“Wow, what a view,” she e-mailed.
Thanks to Bob Stolper for bringing these photos to light.
Here’s the view.