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On front of card: 'What is Roadside America? Who enters here will be taken by surprises! Be prepared to see more than you expect! You will be amazed at Roadside America's beauty and mechanical skill. Over 50 years in the making by our family. You and your children can run the trains, trolleys, animation figures, etc., etc. Rated as the greatest attraction in America. -Recommended in AAA Publication- Bring your Camera. New York 124 mi. Harrisburg 47 mi. On U.S. Route 22 at Shartlesville, PA.' on back of card: 'Famous Roadside America. World's Greatest Indoor Miniature Village. In the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. On U.S. Route 22 at Shartlesville, Pa. The greatest spectacle man has ever seen in miniature. Which is titled as Roadside America which tells the story of life in America from the cabin days to this period. It all started in June 1903 by two brothers who climbed to the top of Mt. Penn at Reading, Penna., and reaching the crest they saw a beautiful panorama of 200 years of American Life laid before them. It sure had the appearance of miniatures at 800 ft. above sea level. Laurence said to his brother Paul, 'Let us start to build little houses as they look from here to tell the life of the individual home life of America to the coming generations.' After all these years as a hobby, Roadside America is credited as a shrine to American Life the world over. Be prepared to see more than you expect. You will be amazed. Every true red-blooded American should see the display. Especially the children who will someday carry the flag and torch of destiny for freedom. Bring in your camera. 'In God we trust or else we bust.' Visit our Zoo and Picnic Grove.'
Lawrence (Shartlesville, Pa.)
1 postcard : color ; 9 x 14 cm (linen)
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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