mt rock mill

Heritage: Mifflin & Centre County Railroad

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Division, Middle Division, Milroy Branch

Middle Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Middle Division, Milroy Secondary

The locals refer to this area as "Mount Rock". This is the area where the McDonald's restaurant is today on Electric Avenue. 


Electric Avenue, looking east, 1958:electric avenue 1958 mt rock mill


1923 Sanborn Maps

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A view of the area circa 1930s:
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Bridge over the Kishacoquillas Creek

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Distance from Lewistown Passenger Station...

1.1 Spanogle-Yeager Milling Co.

mount rock roller mills

Listed in the 1923 and 1945 CT1000's.

A photograph of one of the Yeager structures is on page 116 of Lewistown and the Pennsyvania Railroad (PRRT&HS).

Present in 1957 Penn Pilot aerial photo. 

1928 goss feed mill

goss mill P1010586P1010587 spanogle 1910

1.1 Lewistown Transportation Co.

lewistown electric railway car barn

Listed in the 1923 CT1000 as Lewistown & Reedsville Elec. Ry.

Listed in the 1945 CT1000. 

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sinclair logo1.5 H. E. Knepp, Sinclair Refining Co. No. 1 and Independent Oil Co. No. 1

During September 1919, Harry Sinclair restructured Sinclair Oil and Refining Corporation, Sinclair Gulf Corporation, and 26 other related entities into Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation. In 1932, this new entity was renamed Consolidated Oil Corporation. In 1943, it was renamed Sinclair Oil Corporation.

In 1969, Sinclair was acquired by the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). Federal antitrust provisions required the new entity to divest itself of certain Sinclair assets, and as a result, the east coast operations of Sinclair were sold to BP (which has since purchased ARCO).

Listed in the 1923 CT1000 as H. E. Knepp.

Listed in the 1945 CT1000. 

Present in 1957 Penn Pilot aerial photo. Provides a clear footprint.

As of November 30, 2014, this location is still active. The majority of the area is a wood planing mill which is still rail served. Several empty bulkhead flats were on the siding inside the yard. Beyond the lumber mill at the end of the siding where a number of oil storage tanks as well as propane tanks. Not sure if this business was still active.

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