Students at 61 elementary/middle schools along the historic Lincoln Highway just received copies of The Lincoln Highway Road Trip Board Game, courtesy of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Using pewter-like game pieces (vintage gas tank, suitcase, compass, tourist cabin, postcard, and antique auto) players move along the highway beginning in Irwin. The goal is to be the first to travel 200 miles along the historic highway to Abbottstown.
A sampling of a few of the 200 question cards (answers at the end):
1) “What Lincoln Highway community had 5 trolley car companies in one town?” A. Gettysburg; B. Irwin; C. Breezewood; or D. New Oxford.”
2) “Bill’s Place once boasted to have the country’s smallest _________, which tourists often used before leaving the attraction.” A. Gift Shop; B. Bowling Alley; C. Post Office; or D. Bathroom.
3) “Name the town along the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor that you would most likely see bison roam.” A. Fayetteville. B. Schellsburg; C. Harrisonville; or D. Tatonkaville.”
LHHC summer intern Alex Gra, developed the game, which meets/exceeds PA Academic Standards for Mathematics, Science and Technology, Reading, Speaking and Listening, and History. In addition to the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, funding support was through The Sprout Fund/Pittsburgh 250/Community Connections in Pittsburgh.
A limited number of the games are available for purchase through the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor website at http://www.LHHC.org — click on Gift Shop, then Collectibles; or call the office at 724-238-9030. (Answers: B, C, B)