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Tama Iowa’s King Tower Cafe reopens!

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO On the heels of the sad news that it had closed, the Tower Cafe in Tama Iowa has reopened according to our friend Van Becker! Today we took a roadtrip that included lunch in Tama. The King Tower is open again under new management. The exterior … Continue reading

New Lenox gets new Lincoln Highway Mural

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The next in the series of Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition Interpretive Murals was installed today in New Lenox, Illinois. This collection of large scale works of public art can be found along the 179-mile Illinois byway corridor, in over two dozen communities. The latest mural is … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway Adventure and Moveable Feast

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Explore the 1913 Lincoln Highway through Indiana on July 21, 2012, as part of the Lincoln Highway Adventure and Moveable Feast, a partnership of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association and Indiana Landmarks. Follow the highway east from South Bend past scenic landscapes, historic sites, and good food in Mishawaka, Elkhart, … Continue reading

Two Lincoln Highway events this weekend

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Lincoln Highway fans in the midwest can visit two events this weekend tied to the highway. The 33rd Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival starts today and runs through tomorrow (May 18–19) in Tama, Iowa. Then drive 180 miles east and enjoy the Lincoln Highway Car Show in … Continue reading

New Lincoln Highway Mural for Park Forest IL

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has installed another in its series of interpretive murals along the 179-mile Illinois byway corridor. The newest mural was installed April 27, 2012, at 348 Victory Drive, Park Forest. This mural commemorates the proclamation of the route and the naming of … Continue reading

Lincoln Hwy kiosk dedication set for Indiana

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will dedicate the state’s newest Lincoln Highway Byway interpretive kiosk on Saturday, May 5. The public is asked to arrive at 9:00 a.m. Central Time for the 9:30 ceremony.  Other Lincoln Highway interpretive kiosks in Indiana are in New Carlisle, Warsaw, … Continue reading

EPA advice for Sutherland NE gas stations

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 announced that the Village of Sutherland, Nebraska, recently was given technical assistance in the form of a comprehensive report for redeveloping a number of former gas stations in its downtown. Most notable is c 1930 cottage station. There is … Continue reading

Plainfield’s Windmill gas station & diner

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Plainfield Patch features the story (and photo below) behind a diner and gas station best known for the windmill that marked the roadside business. The Windmill was along the Lincoln Highway southeast of town. It was also just off an alignment of Route 66 that … Continue reading

IL Lincoln Highway murals win governor award

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition (ILHC) was awarded as Best Cooperative Partnership for their Interpretive Mural Series at the 2012 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism on March 16, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois. The conference celebrated the groundbreaking work of industry innovators with the “Illinois Excellence in … Continue reading

Sauk Village IL gets new Lincoln Highway mural

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO A new interpretive mural was added yesterday to the impressive collection lining the Lincoln Highway in Illinois. The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition’s latest work of art was installed on the Fairway Foods building in Sauk Village, near the corner of Sauk Trail and Torrence Avenue. Above, … Continue reading

ShawCraft Signs Wins for IL Lincoln Hwy Murals

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition proudly announces that partner vendor ShawCraft Sign Company and company president Jay Allen received the second place award in the 2012 International Sign Design Contest presented by Signs of the Times magazine for production of the ILHC Mural Series in the … Continue reading

PA Roads: From the Lincoln to Eisenhower

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor will present “Pennsylvania’s Roads: From the Lincoln to Eisenhower” at 2 pm, March 11, at the Lincoln Highway Experience, 3435 Route 30 East, near Kingston Dam in Latrobe. Presenter Jeffrey Kitsko will explore the history of the Lincoln Highway, the PA … Continue reading

Pure Oil filling station threatened in Illinois

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO UPDATE 3/27/12: LHA Vice-President Kay Shelton reports “City Council of Geneva voted tonight not to allow the demolition of the Pure Oil Building.” She spoke there in favor of its preservation. A former gas station along the Lincoln Highway in Geneva, Illinois, may be demolished. An … Continue reading

Winchester Room steakhouse destroyed by fire

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO A longtime popular restaurant on the Lincoln Highway east of Pittsburgh, Pa., was destroyed by fire yesterday. A blaze was reported about 1 p.m. Monday at The Winchester Room steakhouse, 1728 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles. Firefighters were on the scene for nearly eight hours. The Pittsburgh … Continue reading

Illinois murals and gazebos now online

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO For the past few years, the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has been producing a series of Interpretive Murals and Gazebos along the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway and its 179-mile corridor in northern Illinois.  Each mural depicts the history, heritage and events of the highway and … Continue reading

Hit the road with MyLincolnHighway

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Stuck inside with no road trips till Spring? Click on over to mylincolnhighway.com for a fun look at some LH travels in Ohio. Jamie calls her blog “A somewhat baised guide to the greatest road across the USA.” Her trips so far are mostly in east-central … Continue reading

California Lincoln Highway history recalled

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The El Cerrito [Calif.] Patch ran an article by Rich Bartke, president of the El Cerrito Historical Society, about the Lincoln Highway. The story concentrates on the San Pablo Avenue, the main artery through El Cerrito, about 10 miles north of Oakland. Early local history is … Continue reading

PA Lincoln Highway corridor open house today

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor has a new home along the Lincoln Highway between Greensburg and Ligonier. LHHC has purchased the 1815 stone Johnston House across from the Kingston Dam. The site will eventually be home to the Lincoln Highway Experience Museum, which will include the … Continue reading