to question about the old
intersection in Mundys Corner
#376, February 7, 2012
are the answers received regarding the traffic light (or its absence)
at the old intersection of US 22 and US 219 in Mundys Corner. These are
arranged from the first received (bottom) to the most recent reply. The
original question is repeated below the answers, for convenience.
of the following came in during the first 24 hours after the question
was published. Additional opinions are also welcome.
This is a link to a newspaper article that reports that there was a blinking
red light at the intersection the night that George Sowalla was killed.
L. Grembi Note:
The article referenced above has been transcribed and added to the Home
Page as a historical memoir, linked here. Webmaster
Re: letter about lite at Mundys Corner. I recall very vividly a 3-way
lite there. Shortly after the "blinker" was converted to a red-yellow-green
light my good buddy, Hobe Rose and I were heading somewhere...don't remember
where. Hobe came to a stop, as usual, then pulled ahead. In the middle
of the intersection he stopped, looked at me, and said, "was that
SOB green?"...We continued on, had a good laugh. Some things I never
forget. Hope this answers the writer's question. Regards,
I definitely remember a traffic light at that intersection. If memory
serves, it seems to me that it was a regular traffic light up until the
new Rt. 22 bypassed it. At some point after that it became a flashing
light with Rt. 271 having the yellow and old Rt.22 having the red.
Yes there was a traffic light at that intersection. A number of lives
were lost there.
(Ronald C. Dugan)
There wasn't any blinking light or traffic signal at that intersection
in 1949 that I can remember.
Bill Lezzer, Class of 1947
standard signal light at the intersection (ntwagner)