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Schellsburg, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
Marker detail: Rev. James H. Lilley started and conducted Homecoming Service during 1930s & 1940s image, Touch for more information
Marker detail: Rev. James H. Lilley started and conducted Homecoming Service during 1930s & 1940s
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — 1806 Old Log Church
This log church, built in 1806, on land donated by John Schell, the founder of Schellsburg, is the oldest church structure in Bedford County. Two congregations, the German Reformed and Lutherans, shared this church until both congregations moved to . . . — Map (db m120991) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — Bedford Co. Bridge #15 Colvin Covered Bridge
WGC8 38-05-24 Rehabilitated in 1996 Co. Commissioners: Norma C. Ickes, Chairperson; Dick M. Rice; Gary W. Ebersole Co. Engineer: P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. Contractor: Kee Ta Qyah Construction History of the Bridge Constructed . . . — Map (db m8286) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — Forbes Camp
Near here was located Shawnee Cabins camp. Used by Gen. Forbes army in the campaign of 1758 against the French at Fort Duquesne in present Pittsburgh. — Map (db m8288) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — Forbes Road 1758 Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —
Shawnee Cabins Encampment At this point the Forbes Road leads southwestward to the eastern slope of the Allegheny Mountains 8 1/3 miles from Fort Bedford — Map (db m49562) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Building the Highway
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 . . . — Map (db m61085) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Traveling the Highway
In the early days of the automobile, owning a car was considered a novelty. It was also considered a major expense. People had to buy cars outright in cash. As a result it was not surprising that owners wanted to protect their investment by parking . . . — Map (db m122137) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — Old Log Church
On land granted by John Schell for the purpose of erecting a union church, construction of this primitive log church building was begun in 1806 by the Reformed and Lutheran Congregations of this area. — Map (db m121037) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — Over the Summit Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Even when blessed with good roads and good weather, crossing the Alleghenies on the Lincoln Highway was a challenge for the early motorist. Steep grades and winding roads resulted in overheated engines and severe cases of vertigo. Entrepreneurs . . . — Map (db m61117) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — Shawnee Cabins
A village site nearby on the Raystown Path. Named for a group of Shawnee Indians who halted here on their retreat from the Potomac to the lower Allegheny valley in the early 18th century. — Map (db m8290) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — The Beginning of Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service
One of the nation's earliest cooperative extension offices was established in 1910 in Schellsburg, Bedford County, with A.B. Ross as county agent. The innovative program sought to educate farmers about agricultural science to increase . . . — Map (db m59737) HM

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