On Sunday, I had a nice time chatting with folks from the East Ohio Chapter of the Ohio Lincoln Highway League. About a dozen of them traveled to Greensburg on Saturday, part of a Fall Floiage tour – though with temps nearing 80 the past month, trees are just starting to change. After an overnight stay at the Mountain View Inn and a talk by local LH expert Lou DeRose, the group spent much of Sunday at the Senator John Hieinz History Center, where I edit Western Pennsylvania History magazine. I updated the group on my next book, Lincoln Highway Companion, showed a few artifacts, talked about Isaly’s Dairy (only in western PA or eastern OH!), and they regaled me with trips of dead-end roads and missed turns – important parts of any road trip!
The group got to see the longest stretch of yellow brick road along the Lincoln, northwest of Pittsburgh in Glenfield. The only way to reach it is via an overpass across the railroad from Ohio River Blvd/PA 65. It’s easy to miss, especially when heading south (hint: exit for I-79 but don’t get on I-79!)