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

Highway Enterprise

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. Highway Enterprise Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1900s two local boys made a name for themselves in the automobile world. Chester (Chet) and Clayton Karns of Everett were pioneers in the automobile industry. The American Automobile Association (AAA) recognized the brothers as the first automobile dealers in Pennsylvania. Their garage was a combination of car sales and repair work; a drum of gas and oil could always be found on the sidewalk outside their garage. It was kept handy for the few car owners who traveled the Lincoln Highway through Everett. Chet's mechanical knowledge paid off in 1904 when he designed and built his own version of a "horseless carriage." This vehicle, known as the Karns Kar, needed financial backing for mass production. Unfortunately for Chet, his competition was Henry Ford!
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 40° 0.712′ N, 78° 22.187′ W. Marker is in Everett, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on East Main Street (Business U.S. 30) east of South Hopewell Street, on the right when traveling east
Highway Enterprise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. Highway Enterprise Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 East Main 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 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Roads (approx. 0.4 miles away); Everett Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Everett Area Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Road Versus Rail (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Highway Enterprise (approx. 3.3 miles away); Transportation History (approx. 4.6 miles away); Forbes Road (approx. 5 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 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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