Grandma grew up on a farm near McEwensville in Northumberland County in central Pennsylvania. The farm was located in a rolling agricultural valley located between the West and North branches of the Susquehanna River. The hauntingly beautiful Appalachian Mountains loom on the distant horizon.
See Old McEwensville Photos for additional photos and information about Watsontown, McEwensville, and Delaware Township: A Real Photo Postcard History.
Watsontown Road, the road Grandma once walked to McEwensville, is now split into two dead-end pieces (Raup’s Road and Mill Road) by Interstate I-180. In the late 1960’s the road was moved when I-180 was built. Now the road, Warrior Run Creek, and the railroad tracks all go under one interstate bridge. The roads on the map show how it is now, but the identified locations show how it was in 1911.