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The History of the S.S. Grand View Point Ship Hotel in Bedford, PA

  The 1930s were the heyday for roads such as Route 66 and the Lincoln Highway. The interstates and turnpikes were still things of the future and the journey was often just as exciting as the destination. To grab the attention of many of these travelers, the roadside attraction was born. These eyeball-grabbers often involved …

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Abandoned Storyland Park in Pennsylvania

Storyland was opened in the 1950s as a roadside attraction. It featured many concrete figured from beloved fairy tales and nursery rhymes. It was one of many of roadside attractions that popped up along Route 3o to attract tourist traffic. 

Unfortunately, the 80s were not a good time for Route 30 and the Lincoln Highway. By then, the turnpike became the preferred method of travel, bypassing many of the former attractions. This lead to a decline in traffic and forced many of the attractions to close. By the mid 1980s, Storyland closed for good. That’s not the end of the story, though.

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