Ship Hotel to Ligonier Mountains
Seven Mile Stretch on Lincoln Highway, Between Stoyestown and Bedford, Pa. Note the unevenness of the road in this early view -- the car on the right seems almost lopsided!
View on 7 Mile Stretch, Near Bedford, Pa. Postmarked August 10, 1921. Note red, white and blue Lincoln Highway logo on telegraph pole to right of image.
Long View Stretch on Alleghany Mts. A number of keystone-shaped historical markers like the one on this card still stand across Pennsylvania -- but not, alas, this one.
Lincoln Highway Between Jennerstown and Stoyestown, PA. Postmarked July 4, 1927. Brian Butko's Lincoln Highway Pennsylvania Traveler's Guide notes that Jennerstown was named for Edward Jenner, the British doctor who invented the smallpox vaccine.
Water Rock on Laurel Ridge, Lincoln Highway, between Jennerstown and Ligonier. Yes, the "Lincoln Highway U.S. 30" message was painted on the rock. The message on this card, postmarked 1940, says that the writer was "stalled here in a lunch room on top of a mountain while one of the busses is being repaired."
Lincoln Highway, Laurel Hill Ridge, Near Ligonier, Pa. Another vintage image depicting a Lincoln Highway logo by the side of the road to guide drivers. The WPA Guide to Pennsylvania says that in this area "a peculiar musklike odor, said to be caused by forest decay, is frequently noticeable."
Flag Rock, Washington Park on Lincoln Highway on Ligonier Mts. Postmarked 1928. Brian Butko reports that it "was blasted in half when the road was widened years ago, and bits of the less fortunate half lie scattered along the road."
Lincoln Highway on East Side of Laurel Ridge Mts. The retouching on this card makes the road practically glow!
Lincoln Highway Through Ligonier Mts., Between Ligonier and Grand View Point, Pa. This 1934 postcard was the only appropriate place to end this section -- with a billboard prominently proclaiming that the Ship Hotel was just 35 miles ahead.
I'll pick up the tour here another time.
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