Newville, Pennsylvania: Dead Man's Curve

Bower Mountain Rd, Newville, PA
From Carlisle drive north on Hwy 74 for 14 miles. When you reach the crossroads town of Alinda, turn left (west) at the stop sign onto Hwy 850. Drive one mile. In Landisburg, continue straight at the stop sign onto Hwy 233. Drive west 3.5 miles. The highway turns slightly left, but bear right (straight) onto Hwy 405/Laurel Run Rd. Dive six miles. Turn right onto Wolf Rd. Dive a half-mile. Turn sharply right onto Bower Mountain Rd. Drive a half-mile. You'll see the Dead Man's Curve sign and memorial on the right.
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Dead Man's Curve

18-year-old road-builder Henry Hamerski unwisely took a nap in the path of a bulldozer. This avoidable death had nothing to do with the curve, but its been immortalized as such by a sign, monument, and other tributes.

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Dead Man's Curve

There is no posted "Dead Man's Curve" sign or Memorial signage. Mostly gravel roads. [Maria Sutherland, 07/06/2021]

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