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Historic Route 30

I came across this rather forlorn looking springhouse driving back across my Blue Commonwealth. I put it at about 1850, given its slate tile roof and stone masonry construction. Today the farmland surrounding it has been put to a more economical use.

This is a textbook example of the Pennsylvania vernacular farmhouse. What caught my eye was the strange juxtaposition of a symmetrical facade on rolling field of car wrecks. The house serves today as the office for car part customers.

Up the road I gasped in astonishment when I saw this sign, here, where I least expected. Shanksville seems a pretty down and out town, the last place you'd expect to find this. Or would you?

  • Intro Updated Nov 28, 2004
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  • empbu's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2006 at 9:27 AM

    Just watched the document "The flight that fought back"...:/ would be nice to visit this site someday.

  • CubsIn4's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2005 at 12:17 AM

    My brother and I were driving east on Rt 30 when we passed a sign saying "Shanksville 5." I said, "Do you realize where we are?" It hadn't occurred to me that we would drive through Shanksville. I work next to the WTC and feel a connection to the area.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2004 at 4:01 PM

    Damn, I missed on my last stopover in Philly. Greetings from FL.

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2004 at 3:55 PM



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