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Mount Joy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Standby Park

 
 
Old Standby Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Old Standby Park Marker
Inscription.  In 1879, a facility on this property, which was locally known as "Old Standby", manufactured gas and distributed it to the local community for lighting, heating, and industrial purposes. The facility earned the nickname "Old Standby" for its reliability in keeping the lights on for the residents of Mount Joy Borough during severe weather conditions.

This park, constructed and dedicated to Mount Joy Borough by UGI Utilities and PPL Electric Utilities in 2017, is a commemoration of this important community milestone, and celebrates the early industrial growth of Mount Joy Borough and the rich, native flora of southeastern Pennsylvania.

Mount Joy Borough acknowledges the Kiwanis Club of Norlanco-Rheems for providing routine maintenance of Old Standby Park through the hard work and dedication of their volunteer staff and members.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkNotable BuildingsParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 40° 6.677′ N, 76° 30.53′ W. Marker is in Mount Joy
Old Standby Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Old Standby Park Marker
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, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on West Main Street (Route 230) west of Lumber Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 West Main Street, Mount Joy PA 17552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mountjoy Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Early Telegraph (approx. 1.9 miles away); Donegal Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Witness Tree (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Joy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 27, 2022