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December 21, 2013

Zider Store (Laughlintown, PA) Reroofed

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ZIDER STORE (LAUGHLINTOWN, PA) REROOFED

This autumn the Progress Fund purchased the Laughlintown, Pennsylvania, structure known as the Old Zider Store.

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The first major task they accomplished was replacing the roof, gutters, and downspouts. Zider’s Store is located on the Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30) east of Ligonier in the Ligonier Valley.

Below are photos of the reroofing in progress.

Oct. 28, 2013

Oct. 28, 2013

Oct. 28, 2013

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February 23, 2009

Route 30: A Review of John Putch’s Movie

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ROUTE 30: A Review of John Putch’s Movie

      This afternoon a friend and I attended a movie that had great raves. Attendance at the local Ligonier Theater, which I’ve heard has poor movie attendance, was almost SRO. I splurged (diet-wise) with hot buttered popcorn and settled in for an afternoon of enjoyment.
     Within the first five minutes, I was disappointed. I guess I didn’t expect (more…)

August 2, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-7 July 15, 2008

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BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-7  July 15, 2008

  HISTORY RISES FROM THE ASHES

 

HISTORY RISES FROM THE ASHES

SPEAKING OF ASHES…

SPEAKING OF ARSON…

      It’s always sad to have a popular social site destroyed, and it’s a double whammy when that site is also a landmark with historical significance.

      The Hollow Tavern, located between Latrobe and Ligonier on the Lincoln Highway (RT. 30, PA, near Arthur St. Clair’s homestead), burned on February 23. It wasn’t in operation for the previous few months, because (more…)

July 22, 2008

HIKING THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY Part 1 of 2

What better way is there to celebrate summer than to hike the entire Lincoln Highway (route 30 through Pennsylvania), which extends from New York City to San Francisco.

One man did that a few years ago. I caught up with him as he entered Laughlintown, PA., after descending Laurel Mountain. After interviewing him, the story of his adventures was published in two parts in the Lincoln Highway Journal. Below is the first segment.

HIS DREAM
Andy Olson yearned to take a long walk—somewhere. But where?

“I was in college, age 20-21 and was driving on the Highway when I heard a Woody Guthrie song, ‘Hard Travelin’,” he said: (more…)

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