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McConnellsburg in Fulton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pleasures of Roadside Dining

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

 
 
Pleasures of Roadside Dining Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
1. Pleasures of Roadside Dining Marker
Inscription. Located at the fork of Route 16 and “The Lincoln Way -the Road Without Toll,” Johnnie's Motel was built in the 1940s to serve the many motorists passing through McConnellsburg. The motel's neon sign advertises “rooms with private showers!” Business prospered at the diner and motel as travelers needed not only good food, but a place to rest their heads. These types of rest stops became popular all along the Lincoln Highway. The diner's home-cooked meals continue to be a draw.
 
Erected by Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 39° 55.766′ N, 77° 59.417′ W. Marker is in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway East (U.S. 30) and Buchanan Trail (Pennsylvania Route 16), on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway East. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709 Lincoln Way East, Mc Connellsburg PA 17233, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Changing Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Traveling the Lincoln Highway
Pleasures of Roadside Dining Marker on Johnnie's Diner image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
2. Pleasures of Roadside Dining Marker on Johnnie's Diner
(approx. half a mile away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Dead (approx. half a mile away); George Diven (approx. half a mile away); Fulton County Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Fulton County Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in McConnellsburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor web site. (Submitted on June 3, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
Johnnie's Diner Neon Signs image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
3. Johnnie's Diner Neon Signs
Johnnie's Motel Neon Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
4. Johnnie's Motel Neon Sign
Pleasures of Roadside Dining Marker Photograph image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
5. Pleasures of Roadside Dining Marker Photograph
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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