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  AIRVILLE - Founded 1828. Named for pure air in neighborhood. Airville is located in York County near the Susquehanna River and is home to the famous Indian Steps Museum , which houses a collection of Native American artifacts. It is also the location of the Otter Creek Campground , which is the setting for the song " The Dam at Otter Creek " by the band Live. How to Get There: Sources and Links: Notes From The Fire - Dam At Otter Creek


  POWELL - Founded 1855. Formerly Greenwood. Renamed for Joseph Powell , a former Congressman from Bradford County, Pennsylvania. How to Get There:

McGee's Mills Covered Bridge

  Built in 1873 in Mahaffey, Pennsylvania, the McGees Mills Covered Bridge is the last remaining covered bridge that crosses the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. It is also the only remaining covered bridge in Clearfield County and one of a handful along the US 219 corridor in any state the highway goes through. The McGees Mills Covered Bridge was built by Thomas A. McGee, who received an appropriation of $1,500 from the Clearfield County Commissioners to construct a replacement for a bridge spanning the West Branch of the Susquehanna River that was destroyed by a flood during the winter of 1872-1873. The 116 foot long single span Burr arch truss bridge has been protected for generations by its gabled roof, with $175 worth in local hand hewed white pine timbers having been used in its construction. Under the bridge, thousands of river rafts loaded with timber floated the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, with the last load passing under the bridge in 1938. These rafts of timbe