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Resurrected Ghost Sign

Seigman & Wherley’s Sign Glen Rock Mill Inn 50 Water Street Glen Rock, Pennsylvania I am not alone in my affection for “ghost signs”, particularly among travel bloggers. The remnants of faded hand-painted advertising (for often extinct businesses and products) are a charming reminder of the past. While I love when ghost signs are protected and preserved, I’m not generally a big...

Neon Utz Potato Chips

Utz Factory Outlet 861 Carlisle Street Hanover, Pennsylvania On the roof above one of the first of the Utz Potato Chip facilities, is one of my favorite neon signs. Initial construction here was in the late 1940s/early 1950s; but it has been expanded over the decades and definitely has a 1960s vibe in the building design and signage. This location is also one of  their factory outlets. You can find samples...

One Arch McDonald’s Sign

1960’s Era McDonald’s Sign (removed in 2016) 1755 Columbia Avenue Lancaster, Pennsylvania I was riding around in Lancaster today with no particular destination in mind. When I passed the McDonald’s on Columbia Avenue, I did a double-take. The old Sixties Era Single Arch McDonald’s sign was gone. I took these photos a few years ago; but hadn’t posted them. I’m glad that I...

Rooster Barn

Rooster Barn Bridge Valley Road Columbia, Pennsylvania – Wendyvee If you’re out scouting for “wonders”, it’s fortuitous when you can find two of them that are in very close proximity! I originally set my course to find an amazing rooster mural. I’d happened upon it on Pinterest at some point and I didn’t do a lot of research other than noting which road it was on. To...

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