Beautiful certificate from the York and Gettysburg Turnpike issued in 1821. This item has the signatures of the Company's President and Treasurer and is over 186 years old.
As reported in the news:
Completing the York and Gettysburg Turnpike
The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA
December 8, 1819
The York and Gettysburg turnpike is completed - this road was the only link wanting to a chain to connect Chambersburg and the city of Philadelphia by a turnpike. This route will shorten the distance between Lancaster and Chambersburg about 15 miles, which going and coming on bad roads would make a whole day's ride. On the 1st of January next daily stages will begin to run between Lancaster and Chambersburg, on this road.
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