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Fulton Steamboat Inn

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1990, Gordon C. Woodland. U.S. 30 at PA 896, 3.2 miles north of Strasburg

What is a twin-stack Mississippi steamboat doing beached east of Lancaster? It is intended to recall the nearby birthplace of Robert Fulton, who is popularly credited as the inventor of the steamboat, while proving in the media age that everything is transitory and that a building as a sign beats a sign in front of a building.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Fulton Steamboat Inn", [Ronks, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 312-313.

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