Rivertownes PA USA Tour of History

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Rivertownes PA USA Tour of History

Rivertownes PA is a cooperative effort between the Susquehanna River towns of Marietta, Columbia, and Wrightsville.

The River Road Historic Excursion is a three hour tour that has been developed by Rivertownes PA USA to showcase the history of the towns on both the Lancaster and York County sides of the Susquehanna River.  A map of the tour is available for $20 From the Susquehanna Valley Visitors Center at Fifth and Linden Streets in Columbia.

Susquehanna Tidewater Canal The tour starts at the Vesta Furnace Office on Furnace Road in Marietta, the last remaining building of the 1868 Vesta Iron Furnace Site.  Vehicles then cross the Route 30 Bridge and come back across the old Veterans Memorial Bridge, a multiple arched concrete bridge that takes the Lincoln Highway (Route 462) to Columbia, past the Columbia River Park.

The tour then takes Route 441 south to Washington Boro, with a stop at the Blue Rock Heritage Center, a recently restored stone mill.  The route then meanders from the river through some beautiful countryside toward Holtwood, where a crossing is made over the Norman Wood Bridge into York County, past Lock #12, one of the best preserved locks of the Susquehanna Tidewater Canal.

Several optional scenic stops can be made before the tour winds up at the John Wright Store and Restaurant in Wrightsville. 

The non-profit Rivertownes PA USA will utilize the profits from the tour map for preservation projects in the Susquehanna Valley.

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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Brian - I love history and I think preservation societies do a great job of preserving the past.  I find it fascinating to look back at how things were, and then make a comparison to the present.
Sep 02, 2007 04:53 PM #1
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I agree, Jennifer.  I have been a past member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Marietta Restoration Association.
Sep 02, 2007 05:10 PM #2
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Jo-Anne Smith
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Good morning Brian,

This looks like an interesting tour....I'm glad to see so much interest in the preservation of historic buildings and sites in your area...

Jo 

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So am I, Jo.
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Brian, this sounds lovely, I love to delve into our history.

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Missy, some of the countryside around this section of the Susquehanna Valley is really beautiful, with much of the history still preserved.
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