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Roadside America of the past at ELHS

By Staff | Sep 15, 2015

photo by CAROL SHETLER/The Luminary CAP - Burma Shave signs similar to those along Route 54 between Turbotville and Washingtonville, were once common along American roadsides. Robert Webster will recall those days at the upcoming meeting of the East Lycoming Historical Society.

Get your kicks on Route 66 or right here in Hughesville. “Fun and Entertainment along the American Road” will be presented by Robert Webster on Monday Sept. 21, 7 p.m., during the meeting of the East Lycoming Historical Society.

All are welcome to hear the seasoned speaker recall the days of rumble seats, sixteen cents per gallon gasoline, Burma Shave signs and more.

Popular attractions from the past are certain to cause smiles and engage us in a haze of nostalgia – classic cars, dance halls and roadside diners. Life in the pre-computer world was not dull, what with drive-in theaters and amusement parks.

After a pleasant walk down Memory Lane, we will enjoy light refreshments. The meeting will be held in the social room of the Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of Academy and South Main Street, Hughesville.