About Brian

I love to share discoveries, vintage photos, and postcards with others through my books, and write about what all those things mean. In the years since these were pub listed, some have gone out of print but are still available used or for Kindle:

Kennywood: Behind the Screams, Pocket Edition

Roadside Attractions

Roadside Giants

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

Klondikes, Chipped Ham, & Skyscraper Cones: The Story of Isaly’s

Diners of Pennsylvania

The Lincoln Highway: Pennsylvania Traveler’s Guide

NOTE: This site is completely the creation of me, Brian Butko. I write and research all content. Occasionally I repost images and info from other sites with appropriate credit and links. Many friends and strangers submit info and images, for which I’m extremely grateful. I am not a news agency or image bank, and no content or images should be copied and used elsewhere without permission. You can contact me at brian [at] brianbutko.com or find my groups on Facebook. You can also find my LH blog at lincolnhighwaynews.com.

BB@Rosevear’s Ranch, NV
That’s me at Rosevear’s Ranch, once a Lincoln Highway oasis in Nevada.

3 thoughts on “About Brian

  1. I bought your book becasue I have a great interest in tracking down info/pictures on a particular diner in Langhorne (Oxford Valley) PA

    My Grandparents, Edward and Alma Worthington owned and operated Mom and Pops in the 1940s and 50s.

    While I have a few relics of the diner, I have been unable to track down any info. There was a brief mention in your second book about a diner that advertised in Tail Gate magazine as being on the site of the former Mom and Pops diner. But that is all.

    DO you have any leads I can follow?

    John Worthington

  2. Hi Brian —

    Kathleen Dow suggested that I make sure you know about
    our Lincoln Highway digital collection at:

    Also, I don’t know if you know about my husband’s mural
    about Alice Ramsey’s historic drive across the U.S. as
    the first woman to do so.


    Her route pre-dated the Lincoln Highway but there is to
    be a centennial re-ride of Alice’s journey in a 1909
    Maxwell-Brisco next year. See: http://aliceramsey.org
    The two videos on the site are really inspirational.



  3. Brian –

    I just started following your blog, since I’m working on developing my own blog on U.S. 40/the National Road (http://exploreroute40.wordpress.com/). Thanks for all your great information on the Lincoln Highway (though a separate road, still similar issues), and I hope to mirror some of that info on my site as well. Do you have any tips for getting started, or where do you get your information?

    Thanks again,

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