Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our World Tuesday #76

I took this photo while traveling 
in the 18-wheeler with Bill, 
on my first trucking adventure. 
I love Pennsylvania, 
particularly the mountains. 
 I love the Amish Country 
for the obvious respect of
history, tradition, & simplicity.

Gap, Pennsylvania Clock Tower,
Lancaster County, PA.
"The Heart of Amish Country"

The Historical Marker plaque states:

THE GAP CLOCK TOWER
Unique on American Highways, 
was erected by the people of Gap in 1892.
It was restored in 1953.
The clock's face, long telling the time 
to passing multitudes on the Newport Road, 
Overlooks, at the Gap, 
William Penn's Entrance into Conestoga, 
now Lancaster County, in 1701. 
The Gap Clock Tower Association


Linking to Our World Tuesday


33 comments:

  1. Lovely...I always enjoy visiting Amish country.

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    1. I love this area. I look forward to going through it again.

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  2. Beautiful images - thanks for the comment on my blog :) Hanne Bente

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  3. That's a really beautiful photo. Gorgeous sky!

    Have a great Tuesday. :)

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    1. I was so impressed with this clock and area.

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    1. Thank you. I actually took it from the truck!

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  5. How cool is that ... you don't realize how big it is until you look at the door at the base. Love the history ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. I love the Lancaster area! The mtns and history is amazing.

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  6. Unique photo ~ Great shot!

    Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ on blogger ^_^

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    1. The clock was so interesting! The area is so historical.

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  7. Gosh I can't think of too many clock towers left in North America. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. There is beautiful Amish country here in Illinois. I love visiting there.

    The photo is so neat!

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    1. I love Amish Country, but the mtns make it even more awesome.

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  9. That's neat! I always love learning the history of buildings and places.

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    1. I agree! My curiosity and love of learning is strong motivation.

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  10. that´s a beautiful tower for a clock. :)

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  11. I lived in Pittsburgh when I was little. PA is a gorgeous state!

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    1. I love the mtns there and the history.

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  12. How neat! It looks like it would be a fun place to explore :)

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  13. OMG!

    You were a scant 40 minutes from us! I would gladly have given you dinner and a shower! If you needed that! Lol!

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  14. Travelling through Amish country would be a wonderful thing to do. You would have had a better view high up in a truck cabin too.

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  15. Visiting Amish country is on my bucket list. Maybe one day!

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  16. It would be wonderful to travel through Amish country. I remember a Hollywood movie set in the Amish country which impressed me a lot. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

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