The Ship Hotel: Afloat with the Lincoln Highway’s Most Unusual Landmark

In 1931 the first and only baby was born at the Grand View Point Hotel, 18 miles west of Bedford, Bedford County. Little Clara was the pride of her grandfather Herbert J. Paulson (1874–1973), a Dutch immigrant who had built the hotel on the side of a mountain along the winding, two-lane Lincoln Highway. Clara grew up in the hotel, which “Captain” Paulson turned into the ship-shaped...
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Lost and Found

Lost So much has changed since historian Brian A. Butko wrote The Lincoln Highway (1996) that Stackpole Books will publish a revised edition in 2002. Mid-twenti­eth-century businesses along the coast-to-coast highway, including gasoline stations and drive-in movie theaters, are rapidly being replaced by huge shopping plazas and sprawling housing developments. One of the most recent causalities...
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