West Providence Township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Travel reached its peak with the birth of automobiles. For the sake of convenience and price, motor camping was soon the latest trend. However, it wasn't long that travelers wanted heat, water, food and gas. As a result, entrepreneurs had the foresight to recognize the beginning of a new industry — the motel business.
There have been inns in this area named Travelers Rest for over 100 years. The 'modern' Travelers Rest began in the 1930s as an inn, gas station, and Greyhound and Great Eastern bus stop. Today's Travelers Rest Motel dates from the 1940s and continues to be a popular stop for weary travelers. A remnant of the original Lincoln Highway remains, now called Travelers Rest Road.
Erected by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway 🛣️ series list.
Location. 40° 0.489′ N, 78° 18.444′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14289 Lincoln Highway, Everett PA 15537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forbes Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); Everett Area Honor Roll (approx. 2.9 miles away); Everett Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Highway Enterprise (approx. 3.3 miles away); Our Main Street (approx. 3.4 miles away); Early Roads (approx. 3.6 miles away); Road Versus Rail (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Pennsylvania Turnpike (approx. 3.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.