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York County history mystery intersection: It’s one to avoid, wherever it is

Linked in/Neat stuff: Jeff Koons/Foust distillery/Kaltreider-Benfer Library
mw2This York County intersection is one to detour. In fact, many motorists do so, but it’s still jammed most times. Saturday afternoons, for example, forget it. Can you ID this crossroads in this York, Pa, Daily Record/Sunday News file photo, which has forever been on York County maps? See this same intersection from the air below, post World War II. Also of interest: All yorktownsquare.com aerial photographs from the start.

Other neat stuff from all over … .

Yes, at yorktownsquare.com, we track York County celebs. A celebrity today will probably be in York County history books 50 years from now. Might as well start tracking them now.
So we point you to gems like this involving York County native and famed pop artist Jeff Koons: Lady Gaga uses Jeff Koons sculpture for ‘ARTPOP’ album cover.
Jeff Koons has a place not far from the Susquehanna River on the York County side. Lady Gaga has been seen more than once in and around Lancaster County.
Maybe the unconventional pair met midway, in and around Wrightsville/Columbia.

Billy Foust’s distillery: American Whiskey’s website – yes there is such – has a detailed piece that merits a look on the now-defunct Foust distillery near Glen Rock.

Happy birthday, K-B: Red Lion’s Kaltreider-Benfer Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. If you haven’t visited the library’s hilltop venue, stop by. It’s about near the summit of one of York County’s highest elevations.

More on The Burg’s woes: We have a few of those of our own, but none on the garbage front like Harrisburg’s. Check out this PennLive.com op ed piece by that other J. McClure, son Joe McClure: Harrisburg’s incinerator burned the city from the beginning.

Love this quote from an Evening News editorial playing off of early comparisons of the incinerator to a luxury car:  “’Harrisburg’s ‘Rolls Royce’ incinerator is a constant reminder that it is impossible to indulge a champagne taste on a beer budget.”

This is York County, Pa.’s, Longstown, where Mount Rose and Cape Horn roads meet, circa 1948. The same crossroads is pictured above.

York County views from on the air:
Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging photograph
Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging Sears photograph, Part II
Just try to resist this memory-tugging photo of North York’s White Oak Park
Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York Whitehull Airport and York Valley Inn and Playland and …
So, can you find long-gone Springwood Park in this aerial photograph?
Camp Security area of Springettsbury Township from the air
Columbia-Wrightsville Susquehanna River bridges from the air.
Just try to resist this memory-tugging photograph of northwest York, Pa.
Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York’s Roosevelt Avenue Airport.
Memorial Stadium, now Bob Hoffman Stadium, built to keep professional baseball in York.