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The Abandoned Penn Aire Motel in the “City of Motels”

Abandoned sites always seem to catch my eye. On Day Two of our road trip to Baltimore, we traveled up Route 30 from Bedford to Breezewood. We had done Greensburg to Bedford the day before. (Btw, check out my review of the Lincoln Motor Court where we stayed. It is an authentic 1940s motor court!) …

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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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#TBT: Remembering Greensburg’s Mountain View Inn

If you know me, you know that I love history. I have a lot of really interesting antiques, postcards, and photographs that I have collected over the years. What good is a collection, however, if you can’t share it? This is why I have decided to do a weekly Throwback Thursday (#TBT) history post. I …

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