In 1941 during WWII, Altoona became an important part of the war effort. To strike at the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Horseshoe Curve would have hindered America’s ability to move resources to support the fighting in both theaters.
In June of 1942, four trained Nazi saboteurs came ashore in Long Island, and tried to move inland, but were foiled along the way. Horseshoe Curve proved so vital, it was fenced off and under 24-hour military guard until 1946.
Historical interpreter, Ken Serfass, is back at the
Norwin Public Library, telling the story as a
Pennsylvania Railroad trainman.
The program is free, but registration is requested. Please stop at the front desk or call 724-863-4700 x3.