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

Old Standby Park

 
 
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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.
 
Location. 40° 6.677′ N, 76° 30.53′ W. Marker is in Mt. Joy, 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.
Old Standby Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Old Standby Park Marker
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. 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); a different marker also named Donegal Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Witness Tree Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Watts Railroad Station (approx. 3.9 miles away); Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Joy.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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