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Cabela's Retail Store

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2004, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates. 100 Cabela Dr., off PA 61 north of I-78
  • (© George E. Thomas)

Cabela's marks the interconnection of distribution and demographics as the Nebraska-based mail-order retailer established this site as the center of its East Coast hunting audience. The building is what it looks like—a vast distribution center in the midst of a sea of parking that on a slow day has more than two thousand cars and RVs as well as dog runs and a stable for horses. The facade is marked by a gigantic western-style portico carried on immense stone piers. Inside is a vast woodlined hall in the middle of which is a “conservation mountain” ornamented with trophy critters that presumably met their demise at the hands of Cabela's outfitted hunters.

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George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Cabela's Retail Store", [Hamburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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