Waiting for a bus? No, but they might be waiting for the Dillsburg-York Springs stage coach. The canvas covered coach was powered by a two horse team and made several trips a day transporting mail, freight, and people. Someone wanting to go to Harrisburg would take the coach to Dillsburg and transfer to the train for Harrisburg.
Bertha Criswell Starry, as a little girl, would light the lanterns in the winter months before daylight and stayed open until 8 pm so that the farmers could pick up their mail.