Yesterday & Today in Bedford County
Eventually, the British defeated the French, which resulted in more migration to the area. The region prospered due to the fort's location on a major route in Pennsylvania.
President George Washington stayed at the Espy House in Bedford during the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion. In the 19th Century, the Bedford Springs Hotel was a popular spot for the wealthy and influential. President James Buchanan used the hotel as his summer White House. After being closed for approximately 20 years, the Bedford Springs Resort and Spa reopened in 2007 after a $125 million makeover.
Agriculture, commerce, industry and tourism flourished in the county's earlier days. Today, the county is still a hub of activity. The Lincoln Highway, Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstates I-70 and I-99 bring travelers through the county. Visitors find a host of charming communities with shops and attractions.
The Bison Corral, Schellsburg
The restored Coffee Pot