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Snake Spring Township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Transportation History

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 15, 2012
1. Transportation History Marker
Inscription.  Nearby water gaps have made this an important transporation corridor for thousands of years. Native American trails, 18th century military roads, the Pennsylvania Road, the Chambersburg and Bedford Turnpike, the Lincoln Highway, US 30, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike have all followed a similar route along the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River between Everett and Bedford.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway 🛣️ series list.
 
Location. 40° 1.49′ N, 78° 27.305′ W. Marker is in Snake Spring Township, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and Fance Lane, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rural Electrification (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bedford Village (approx. 2 miles away); Pennsylvania Turnpike
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 15, 2012
2. Transportation History Marker
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(approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Turnpike (approx. 2.1 miles away); Original Turnpike Road Construction (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fraser Tavern (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Bedford Village (approx. 2˝ miles away); Anderson House (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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