The larger-than-life hotel shaped like a ship, once lodged in Pennsylvania?s Allegheny Mountains along the coast-to-coast Lincoln Highway, is one of the country?s all-time favorite roadside attractions. In this fascinating book-liberally illustrated with vintage postcards, photos, and blueprints-author Brian Butko weaves together interviews and surviving documents to tell the eight-decade story of this beloved icon of the road that was also a monument to grand ideas, whimsy, and good old hucksterism.
About the Author:
Brian Butko resides in Pittsburgh and is the nation?s leading authority on the Lincoln Highway. He is a founding director of the new Lincoln Highway Association and author of Lincoln Highway Companion and Greetings from the Lincoln Highway.
" A loving, exhaustive, port-to-starboard look at one of the most spectacular pieces of Americana ever constructed."
- Chris Epting, author of The Birthplace Book and James Dean Died Here
96 pages, 109 color photos, 1 map