Postcards, Posters, and Other Vintage Travel Images #5
Shepard of the Hills Tourist Camp, Van, Pa (vintage postcard)1
Other than this vintage postcard, there is no online information that I could find on this early 20th century tourist, which appears, in the image, to have had a store and a gas station in addition to the campground.
Van, Pennsylvania is a populated place in the Township of Cranberry in Vendango County, where US 322, Lakes to Sea Highway crosses East Sandy Creek. Besides a few houses, Van United Methodist Church and Van Road, there is very little to Van.2,3,4,5
- “Shepard of the Hill Tourist Camp, Van Pa., on Lakes to Sea Highway, Route 322.” Card. “Tichnor Quality Views,” Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. Made Only by Tichnor Bros., Inc., Boston, Mass., [ca. 1930–1945]. Digital Commonwealth, ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/tb09jq70j (accessed December 28, 2017).
- Van – PA HomeTownLocator
- Van – Geographic Names Information System
- Van – Google Maps
- Using Google Street View, I explored up and down US 322 looking for any visible indications of the tourist camp. I also used Google Satellite images to inspect US 322 and Van Road.
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