More Information about Hanover Junction
Postmarks from Hanover Junction
David A. Gentry has written an interesting article about the history of postmarks from Hanover Junction called The Railroad Station Cancels of Hanover Junction.
This article appeared in the The Pennsylvania Postal Historian, Vol. 33, No. 3 (Whole No. 164), August 2005.
We gratefully acknowledge the permission given by the Pennsylvania Postal History Society, the author, and Norm Shachat, Editor of The HISTORIAN, to reproduce this article.
Hanover Junction postmark from 1908
Wilferd Shaffer (Station Agent at Hanover Junction) took an art course from the International Correspondence School in Scranton, PA.
Postmasters at Hanover Junction
Edmund Snodgrass, 1854 – 1859
Hamilton Glessner, 1859 – 1862
John Scott, 1862 – 1871
Howard Scott, 1871 – 1874
James Sharon, 1874 – 1875
Henry Geise, 1875 – 1883
James Sharon, 1883-1885
H. I. Gladfelter, 1885 – 1909
William S. Henry, 1909 – 1927
Leonard Henry, 1927 – 1929
Leona Henry, several weeks after her husband died
Guy Brodbeck, 1930 – 1941
This information was in a letter from Charles H. Glatfelter to Roger E. Shaffer, December 17, 2001
Dedication of the Hanover Junction Railroad Station Museum - 2001
Dr. Charles Glatfelter, Professor Emeritus of History, Gettysburg College, gave this presentation on the occasion of the Dedication of the Hanover Junction Railroad Station Museum, November 18, 2001.
Card from the dedication of the Hanover Junction Railroad Station after restoration by York County Department of Parks and Recreation. November 18, 2001.
Hanover Junction - Pennsylvania or Virginia?
Over the years, there has been some confusion between two different Hanover Junctions — Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania, and Hanover Junction, Virginia (now called Doswell).
Both sites played important roles in the Civil War. You can read more about Hanover Junction, Virginia, in this article, Civil War History: Hanover Junction, from the American Battlefield Trust.
1876 Centennial Excursion Ticket
A Centennial Excursion Ticket for travel to Philadelphia for the 1876 Centennial Celebration.
Station Agent's Rubber Stamps
Hanover Junction Station Agent's Rubber Stamps
A fire in Hanover Junction
Source: The York Dispatch. 18 May 1940. P. 3. (newspapers.com)
A fire in Hanover Junction
A fire damaged the home of H. I. Gladfelter shortly after noon on May 17, 1940. Roger Shaffer was there and took pictures with his old half-frame 127 film camera. The house is across Seven Valleys Road from the house where Roger lived.
Hoses were extended to pump water from Codorus Creek
Note how they laid the hoses UNDER the main tracks.
The side of the truck says G.R.E.L. & P. CO. (Glen Rock Electric Light and Power Co.)
"It's not on the map"
“It’s Not on The Map: Hanover Junction Spawned By Railroad.”
Article published by Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. Unknown date.
Hanover Junction Station before restoration
Condition of Hanover Junction Railroad Station before it was restored and converted into a museum.
Freight Bill - 1881
Freight Bill – Hanover Junction, Hanover & Gettysburg R. R. Co. July 31, 1881. The handwriting makes it difficult to guess what the products were. Could it be two "cases" of something and 100 "barrels" of something? We know the first item weighed 250 pounds and the last item weighed 8000 pounds. It surely didn't cost much to ship 8,000 pounds.