PBS visits Mindy and the Shoe House (& NYC)

PBS producer Rick Sebak made his way to New York City last week to catch the eastern end of the Lincoln Highway. One of the stops on their way back to Pittsburgh was at the famous Haines Shoe House near York, Pa., where he met LHA board member and long-time roadside researcher Mindy Crawford, who sent these photos of her interview:

She also described the day:

Just got home from a great day with Rick, [and crewmembers] Bob and Glenn. We spent the morning at the Shoe House. I did an interview on my top 5 “must see places’ in Pennsylvania as well as some general comments about the Lincoln. Then they interviewed Carleen Farabaugh (below), the owner of the Shoe House. They got a great shot of her husband, Ron and her grandson, Austin mowing the lawn and watering flowers. Then Carleen and I did a brief “preservation segment” on the care and upkeep of the Shoe. Even my husband Rodney got involved by being a “tourist” during Carleen’s tour.

We took a break mid-day to have the most amazing Thai food. Everything was delicious but it was almost as much fun photographing everyone taking photographs of the food before we ate. When we left the crew, they were headed back to do a few more approach shots at the Shoe House.

A couple days before, Rick and crew filmed at the eastern terminus of the highway – but as the site is not marked as the start/end of the LH, they spent time with its leading champion, LHA board member Jerry Peppers, whose office overlooks Times Square. Here’s a shot from Rick of Jerry – click HERE to read all about their day in NYC.

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4 Responses to “PBS visits Mindy and the Shoe House (& NYC)”

  1. Eastern Terminus Marker - with some paper & tape « Lincoln Highway News Says:

    […] Eastern Terminus Marker – with some paper & tape The Eastern Terminus of the Lincoln Highway has never been marked – it was always simply Times Square – but Jerry Peppers is determined to change that. Here he is taping a temporary paper sign to his favorite concrete post at Broadway and 42nd Street during filming for Rick Sebak’s upcoming special. Rick also sent an updated photo that show him at the intersection, which you’ll find at the end of this post. […]

  2. jess and krista Says:

    hi, it’s jess from the history center. i just wanted to mention that when you refer to someone’s top 5 “must see places’ in Pennsylvania, you should list them! someone who reads your blog is leaving Pennsylvania soon, and would be interested in make sure she didn’t miss anything……

  3. Barbara Says:

    Saw you on PBS, are you a museum and/or a motel?

  4. Mindy Says:

    Hey Barbara – I assume you’re asking about the Shoe House. It was originally built as a guest cottage but now operates as a museum and ice cream shop.

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