The Hex sign on the side of the Apple Barrel Country Store in Schoharie County, New York, towards which the limousine was heading, when it shot to the right and crashed.
Some Palatine Germans, who worked in camps on the Hudson to pay off their passage in 1710, later settled in this county in the 1720s and 1730s.
"The Apple Barrel was built in the 1940s as an outlet for Edwin and Helen Vedder’s orchard on Terrace Mountain. Willis and Ruth Vedder Truax bought the outlet in 1965 and named it Apple Barrel. They sold seasonal produce, including apples, peaches, potatoes and maple products." From Images of America: The Schoharie Valley by John P.D. Wilkinson.
The Loden family purchased the Apple Barrel in January 1983 after owning the Corner Store in Gallupville, NY. Since 1983, the Lodens have made several expansions to the business including additions for more retail space and the tremendously popular Apple Barrel Cafe. Source.
Most people associate the Amish with Hex signs. The truth be told, Hex signs are not representative of either Amish art nor Mennonite traditions. In fact, neither communities place the signs on their barns or other property.
Actually, Lutherans who came to Pennsylvania at the invitation of William Penn introduced these artistic signs to the area. These early Pennsylvania German settlers placed these images on birth certificates, furniture, textiles, and so forth. Source.
Prestige Limousines, also known as Hasy Limousines and Saratoga Luxury Limousines, is the company whose modified 2001 Ford Excursion plowed into the parking lot of The Apple Barrel country store in Schoharie, New York, on Saturday, October 6, 2018.
All 17 passengers who were in the vehicle on their way to a 30th birthday party died as did the driver Scott Lisinicchia, 53, and two pedestrians who were hit in the parking lot.
Over at The Kitchen Sync, commentator Anita Ladaprarez, speaking of the limo crash, makes this observation: "What's going on now is so mind-blowingly complex and ornate and far-ranging that it takes considerable time to digest and research. The details and notes mount and one doesn't wish to leave out anything compelling."
Wardenclyffe Tower (1901–1917), also known as the Tesla Tower, was an early experimental wireless transmission station designed and built by Nikola Tesla in Shoreham, New York in 1901–1902.