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

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

Building the Highway

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
1. Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Marker
Inscription. The French and Indian War (1754-1760) marked the entrance of Pennsylvania into world history and into the road system. General John Forbes selected the best Indian paths that would serve his military objectives of reclaiming western Pennsylvania from the French. The path was not difficult to follow and did not cross any major rivers which enabled troop to forge faster to their destinations. Forbes also supported this military road with several forts. Later this road and the forts (Fort Loudon, Fort Littleton, Fort Bedford, and Fort Ligonier) would lead to the settlement of central and western Pennsylvania, and eventually the mid-western and western United States.

Following the established tradition of reusing existing routes, the Lincoln Highway Association incorporated portions of the Forbes Road, the Pennsylvania Road, and earlier turnpike routes into its proposed alignment for the coast-to-coast highway.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.484′ N, 78° 40.842′ W. Marker is in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. The Marker is on the property of the Bison Corral. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2708 Lincoln Highway, Schellsburg PA 15559, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
2. Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bedford Co. Bridge #15 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Log Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Forbes Camp (approx. 1.8 miles away); Forbes Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shawnee Cabins (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Beginning of Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service (approx. 2 miles away); Jacob Kinsey (Kintzy) Homestead (approx. 2.8 miles away); William Frazier (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schellsburg.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
3. Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Marker
The painted barn is near the Building the Highway marker.
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
4. Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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