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  1. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    It's US-6 at both ends, but for some strange reason, it takes the long way around Pymatuning Lake. The causeway is instead occupied by OH-85 and PA-285! They cross the state line just about at the center of the lake.

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  2. This week the 113Th U.S. Open Golf Championship is being held at Merion Golf club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The U. S. Open is one of the four golf major tournaments held each year. As such all of the top golfers in the world will be there. Merion Golf Club was established in 1896 and has hosted more USGA championships than any other golf course in America. This week's U. S. Open will be the eighteenth such tournament held at Merion. For more information and to enjoy all the action see the tournament website [1] I would love to go but its's a long way from Texas so I will enjoy it from the comfort of my armchair. Please comment if you are able to attend. Ardmore is a suburb of the major city of Philadelphia on its west end. Interesting enough Ardmore itself could have been one of our Namesake Cities as it was originally named "Athensville". It was renamed to Ardmore in 1873.[2] The Lincoln Highway, passes through Ardmore on US 30. Our Namesake City for this entry is Lima, Pennsylvania which is located just 10 miles to the south west of Ardmore at the intersection of Pennsylvania Routes 352 and 452. This is just north of yet another famous US highway, US 1. Another Namesake City, "Berlin, New Jersey" lies 24 miles south east of Ardmore across the Delaware River. You may read about it and many other Namesake Cities in the book "For Namesake, a Travel Book"[3] Here is the Information about Lima from "For Namesake": Middletown Township was established in 1687. The name is thought to come from its location in the center of what was then Chester County. In 1806 Phillip Yarnell obtained a license to open and operate a tavern at the Middletown Crossroads. That spot was then known as Lima, although no one knows why it was named that. The tavern was known as the Pine-Apple and became a wild place known for its cheap whiskey. It was so wild that Phillip had much difficulty in maintaining his liquor license from year to year and the place became known as Wrangletown. A post office was established there in 1832. It was originally named Hamor’s Store presumably because it was located in the general store that had been built there in 1829. A lumberyard was opened in the area about that same time. The tavern closed for good in 1836 and soon there after the name of the locality reverted back to Lima. [4] Lima was never incorporated and is officially a Census Designated Place or CDP. There are many attractions in the communities near Lima. Brookhaven offers the 1724 Old Chester Court House, Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation. Chadds Ford has the Brandywine River Museum. Chester is on the Brandywine Scenic Byway and has Harrah’s Casino. Chester Springs offers Eagle’s Crest Vineyard, Halls Covered Bridge and Historic Yellow Springs. In Media you may visit Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation with Civil War Reenactments, Delaware County Courthouse, Hedgerow Theater, Linvilla Orchards, Media Theater for Performing Arts, Middletown Friends Meetinghouse, Pennsylvania Veterans Museum and the Turning Point Art Gallery. Newton Square has Bartrams Covered Bridge, Fox Leap Vineyards and the Paper Mill House Museum. The community of West Chester offers the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, Brandywine Ballet, William Brinton 1704 House, Debottis Art Gallery, Harmony Hill Covered Bridge, Strodes Mill Gallery, The Arts Scene and West Chester Railroad. There are a total of fifteen covered bridges in nearby Chester County. [5] Just a half hours drive from Lima are the cities of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. See all the attractions in Philadelphia at the “Visit Philly” web site [6] and those in Wilmington at the “Visit Wilmington” web Site. [7] Tyler Arboretum in Media is one of the largest arboretums in the northeastern United States. It offers 650 acres of plantings and some 20 miles of trails. Nearby is Rose Tree Park. You can try your luck at fly fishing at FlyFish Pennsylvania, also in Media. Just to the north are Springton Reservoir and Ridley Creek State Park. Notable residents of Delaware County include Danny Bonaduce, actor; Mary Ellen Clark, Olympic diver; Ed Dougherty, professional golfer; Tina Fey, actress; W.C. Fields, comedian; Harry Kalas, sportscaster; Todd Rundgren, singer-songwriter; Ethel Waters, jazz vocalist; and Ed Yarnall, Major League baseball pitcher from Lima. Notes: 1. http://www.usopen.com/index.html 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardmore,_PA 3. http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00CBM6JFK/ http://www.barnesand...n=2940016722009 4. Ashmead, Henry Graham, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884) p. 630 http://www.delawarecountyhistory.com/documents/Delco-Ashmead.pdf 5. http://pacoveredbridges.com 6. http://www.visitphilly.com 7. http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com Picture Credit: Wikimedia Commons - User:Smallbones Public Domain "School at Middletown Friends Meetinghouse near Lima, Pennsylvania"
  3. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    A great old brick drive-in screen on day 10 of my virtual US-6 trip. It appeared open, though the front yard was overgrown, when I took this in 2011. They still have a website up, though various other sources claim it's closed.

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  4. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    This fantastic set of sculptures is at the PennDOT maintenance yard site! There is about a quarter mile on the fenceline along US-6, plus a flower garden in front of the building. This project was begun in 2002, and all the sculptures are made from used highway signs, some cut and other used whole. The project is titled “Read Between The Signs” and more than 900 community members have provided design ideas. It’s coordinated by the local Allegheny College, using a team of college and community interns. Scenes in the fenceline mural include a farm, hot air balloons, a snowman, road maintenance crews, the Baldwin-Reynolds House, and more. And, it’s reflective at night!

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  5. From the album: This and that....

    Route 666 Sign in NW Pennsylvania, a branch off of Route 6. 31 miles of bad road, I can see why they gave it the number they did.
  6. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    This bank branch is the smallest I've ever seen, barely larger than a couple rooms of my house. It seems to be exclusively for drive-in banking, and has been updated with a drive-up ATM. Looks like late 1950 or early 1960s style.

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  7. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    This old view scope is at Colton Point State Park, Pennsylvania, just off US-6. You can still get great views of the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania for only a quarter.

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  8. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    The Sherwood Motel has an office decorated with a nice country inn feel and located in a big 1890s house in front of the main motel buildings. I stayed in the older one-story motel building and was not disappointed. The owner said it was built in 1951-52 and I found the rooms have been well cared for, and even nicely updated. The doors even have electronic keys! The two-story buildings out back were built in the late 1960s, which is too new for my 1962 trip focus.

    © © 2012 - Milne Enterprises, Inc.

  9. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    Wyalusing Rocks Scenic Overlook, on US-6, rises about 500 feet above the Susquehanna River. If you want a short hike up and down, there is a footpath from the parking area to the rocks. There is also interpretive signage including a Pennsylvania Historical Marker for the Warrior's Path, erected in1929. In fact, if you like historical markers, there are nearly a dozen along US-6 near Wyalusing, and nearly all of them were installed before 1962.

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  10. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    The Village Diner is right next door to the Scottish Inn, making a convenient stop for travelers. It's about 10 years newer, though the menu has been significantly updated in recent years, away from typical diner fare.

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  11. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    One of many waterfalls along and near US-6 in northeastern Pennsylvania. This one is in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area near Milford, PA and we saw it on day 7 of my US-6 roadtrip.

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  12. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    One of a number of historic engines at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA. Engines include many steam engines, like the Union Pacific 4012, and a great cutaway of an engine so you can see how the steam tubes were arranged.

    © © 2012 - Milne Enterprises, Inc.

  13. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    Currently operating as a Scottish Inn, this motel dates from about 1946. It has been well cared for and still provides a comfortable night's sleep. It's right on old US-6, with a view of the freeway just beyond that.

    © © 2012 - Milne Enterprises, Inc.

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