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Bush House (site)

Formerly/Also Known As Three Cabins, Clark's Tavern

4351 National Pike
Markleysburg, PA 15459

From Searight's The Old Pike (1894):

At the foot of the hill, below the Marlow House, stood, in the olden time, a cluster of small log cabins, three in number, which constituted a tavern stand known as the 'Bush House,' or 'Three Cabins.' This quaint old tavern was kept by one Leonard Clark, who entertained a great many strangers and travelers, especially such as were in quest of something to slake their thirst. Its best business days were during the time the road was undergoing construction, and upon its completion the 'Three Cabins' succumbed to more pretentious inns. These cabins were covered with clap-boards; the chimneys built of rough stones, and 'topped out' with mud and sticks. Clark, the old proprietor, retired from public life soon after the completion of the road, went west, left his cabins to the tender mercies of the elements, and scarcely a trace of them can be seen at this day. That jolly times occurred at this old tavern, among the early pike boys, there can be no question.

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