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Schellsburg in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

Traveling the Highway

 
 
Traveling the Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2018
1. Traveling the Highway Marker
Inscription.  In the early days of the automobile, owning a car was considered a novelty. It was also considered a major expense. People had to buy cars outright in cash. As a result it was not surprising that owners wanted to protect their investment by parking their cars in a garage. Over time, garages and gas stations began offering repair services.

Most communities with major hotels had associated garages. The 1924 Official Road Guide to the Lincoln Highway lists forty garages in the communities along the corridor. The large interior space of garages has made them attractive candidates for conversions into stores and offices.

Follow signs like this to travel the historic route in Pennsylvania and to visit other exhibit sites along the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. This exhibit was funded In part by a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Grant and a Federal Transportation Enhancement Award.

 
Erected by Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location.
Marker detail: Lincoln Highway Garage in 1921 image. Click for full size.
By Courtesty of Lincoln Highway Auto Center, Schellsburg, PA
2. Marker detail: Lincoln Highway Garage in 1921
40° 2.934′ N, 78° 38.722′ W. Marker is in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Pitt Street / Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) 0.1 miles west of Market Street (State Route 96), on the right when traveling west. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted at eye-level, facing the highway, directly on the Lincoln Highway Auto Center building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3701 Pitt Street, Schellsburg PA 15559, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Beginning of Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Shawnee Cabins (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forbes Road (about 600 feet away); Forbes Camp (about 700 feet away); Old Log Church (approx. half a mile away); 1806 Old Log Church (approx. half a mile away); Bedford Co. Bridge #15 (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schellsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Lincoln Highway. On July 1, 1913, a group of automobile enthusiasts and industry officials established the Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) "to procure the establishment of a continuous improved highway from the Atlantic to the Pacific, open to lawful traffic of all description without
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Marker (<i>wide view; marker is just right of garage door</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2018
3. Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Marker (wide view; marker is just right of garage door)
toll charges." In its time, the Lincoln Highway would become the Nation's premier highway, as well known as U.S. 66 was to be in its day and as well known as I-80 and I-95 are today. (Submitted on August 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania. Perhaps the most famous of all the US highways in Pennsylvania, US 30 is a part of the Lincoln Highway from Philadelphia to the Ohio border which was the first paved transcontinental highway in the United States. (Submitted on August 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Lincoln Highway Auto Center in 2018 (<i>marker visible just right of garage door</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2018
4. Lincoln Highway Auto Center in 2018 (marker visible just right of garage door)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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