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

Road Versus Rail

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. Road Versus Rail Marker
Inscription.  At the end of the 1800s, most people lived less than 20 miles from a railroad station. By the early 1900s new paving techniques created opportunities for improved roads, like the Lincoln Highway. With automobile travel there were new levels of individual freedom that essentially renewed America's quest for the "frontier."

The original Everett Train Station, built around 1865, was located on West Third Street. It was built for the Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad and Coal Company. It burned down in the early 1900s and was replaced with this station and freight depot. The station served the community until the railroad operation ceased in May 1954.

The Everett Railroad Company started operations a month earlier. The train, using antique passenger cars, offered nostalgic weekend trips for tourists. In 1983 that operation ceased. Several years later, Everett residents joined the Bloody Run Historical Society's efforts to restore some of the train cars, the Station, and Depot.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location.
Road Versus Rail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. Road Versus Rail Marker
40° 0.997′ N, 78° 22.553′ W. Marker is in Everett, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on West 5th Street west of Wood Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 West 5th Street, Everett PA 15537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Roads (approx. 0.4 miles away); Highway Enterprise (approx. half a mile away); Everett Area Honor Roll (approx. 0.8 miles away); Everett Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Highway Enterprise (approx. 3.7 miles away); Transportation History (approx. 4.2 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Everett.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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