AERIAL PHOTO ARCHIVE


YOU'RE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!

 Your voice matters

TCRPC has an aerial photo archive consisting of about 400 images taken around the Tri-County region during the 1960s and '70s. Many of the area's municipalities are featured in the collection. And while in most cases their neighborhoods, roads and landmarks remain familiar after all these years, the overall impression is of an area very different from the one we know today.

So, we'd like to ask your help in identifying what's there -- as well as what came later -- by commenting on the photos in the form provided on each page.

To get you started, we've added very little information to the photos aside from the general location and perhaps a few landmarks for the sake of identity. Since this is an ongoing project, we'll continue to update the pages and descriptions as we hear from participants.

Feel free to share info such as street and road names, businesses, landmarks, farms, etc. Because the area has grown and changed so much over the past few decades, it's also useful and interesting to know what features would appear in the photos if they were taken today. TCRPC may know some of what's there now, but it'll more fun -- and much more enlightening -- to hear it from you. And you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you contributed to the project!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Not all municipalities are represented.

  • In some cases you can spot multiple municipalities in the same photo, so we’ve tried to label them as best we can. (It’s a good excuse to surf through ALL of them.)

  • Most photos of the Susquehanna River and its bridges are categorized under Harrisburg since the city line touches the West Shore.

  • If you notice photos that are mislabeled, we invite you to suggest corrections in the comments.

Thanks for your help, and enjoy!


Can you help identify this location along Route 11? It’s listed as “Unknown #2” under Cumberland County

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Click a municipality in the index below to get started.

  • Click on the thumbnails to view larger photos.

  • Hover over a photo to read its name, number and/or description.

  • To navigate among the photos, use the arrows, use the sidebar menu on the right of each page, or go back to the index below.

  • Depending on your system and browser, you may be able to right-click the photos to open them in a new window and enlarge them.

  • Use the comment form on each page to share your info with us. Please be clear, concise and civil.

  • Information supplied in your comments will be considered for possible inclusion in the permanent descriptions.

  • PICK A STARTING POINT & GO!


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