Potter County, Pennsylvania


Just west of Roulette on old Route 6 (Main Street) is this former drive-in theatre, now being used by a sawmill. In 1972 a new version of Route 6 bypassed this location by a short distance, and in 1987 the theatre closed. (July 1999 photo)




Hotel Crittenden in Coudersport. Above: July 1999 photo. Left: 1940s postcard (Curt Teich Postcard Archives, Lake County Illinois Discovery Museum)



One of the classic stops on Route 6 in Pennsylvania is Potato City, where most of the needs of travelers can be satisfied. Potatoes are important in Potter County. The Potato City Country Inn was first established in 1949 as a retreat for Pennsylvania potato industry events. Later it became a private inn. (July 1999 photos)

One of the few remaining original GAR signs was found in Sweden Valley in July 1999.
Cabins of the Nine Mile Motel, east of Potato City. (July 1999 photo)

At 2424 feet ASL, Denton Hill is not only the highest point on Route 6 in Pennsylvania, but the highest point on the highway west of Arapahoe, Nebraska.  And, Route 6 stays above this level westward from Arapahoe to just north of the Los Angeles County border in Southern California.  The sign on the right in this 1920s postcard, points out that Potter County contributes runnoff to three major watersheds:  The St. Lawrence (Genesee River), the Mississippi (Allegheny River), and the Delaware (Sesquehanna River).  (Curt Teich Postcard Archives, Lake County Illinois Discovery Museum) 

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