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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lincoln Highway and Ligonier

JOHNSTOWN — The Lincoln Highway meanders at times.

There are three generations of official routes, auxiliary roads, detours and bypasses, which often create confusion as to what is part of the actual system and what is not.

In some instances, the highway simply takes a somewhat unexpected turn.

Ligonier Borough is one of the places where it veers off its primary path for a bit. The historic road follows Route 30 throughout most of Pennsylvania. But, in the Westmoreland County community, it separates from the modern four-lane, linking up with the small-town Main Street. Then, in a short distance, it’s right back to Route 30 for any drivers specifically following the Lincoln Highway.

http://tribune-democrat.com/local/x862193576/Shaping-history-Ligonier-defined-by-Lincoln-Highway