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Blogging the Lincoln Highway in NV and UT

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO I’ve been following a fantastic blog for a couple weeks. Grover Cleveland — his real name — writes “Camera and Pencil in the Mountains” that details his travels in the Sierra Nevada range. Last year he bought a 1919 Model T Ford roadster and converted it … Continue reading

2012 Lincoln Highway conference in Canton

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Ohio chapters of the national Lincoln Highway Association, along with the official Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway, are planning to bring over 200 visitors to the McKinley Grand Hotel in June 2012 for a week of lectures, seminars, day-long road trips, and banquets all with … Continue reading

Pa LHHC Road Rally includes Ship Hotel mystery

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor is once again staging a Lincoln Highway Road Rally this weekend, October 8 and 9. This year’s rally will start in Jennerstown and end at Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum in Orrtanna, 12 miles west of Gettysburg, and includes a mystery! Although … Continue reading

New Lincoln Highway photo book underway

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO For 14 years, Eric and Kass Mencher have devoted their photographic passion to visually documenting the landmarks, landscapes, and people of the Lincoln Highway. They’re in the final stages of self-publishing a book that celebrates the road’s upcoming anniversary. To see  a still-evolving 200+ page prototype click … Continue reading

Bill & Karen’s new Lincoln Highway trip

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Long-distance travelers Bill and Karen post wonderful stories and photos about their 2-lane trips. The Ontario couple last drove the Lincoln Highway in 2009 and have used my books to track down every highlight and report back lots of updates. This year they picked up the … Continue reading

Slideshow: antique cars on Iowa Lincoln Hwy tour

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO A new brief video by VintonToday features antique cars that participated in last weekend’s Lincoln Highway tour across Iowa, specifically at the restored Youngville Station between Cedar Rapids and Belle Plaine. The accompanying music — unfortunately uncredited — is Buddy Nutt singing Goin all the Way … Continue reading

From Netherlands to tour the Lincoln Highway

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Harold de Bock, who lives in Holland (but studied at IU Bloomington Indiana in the 1970s) is about to depart on a Lincoln Highway trip across the Midwest. He’ll pick up his motorcycle — a 1980 Yamaha XS850 Midnight Special — on Wednesday Aug 31 to test … Continue reading

4th Annual Iowa Lincoln Hwy tour this weekend

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Also this weekend is the fabulous cross-state Iowa Lincoln Highway Motor Tour sponsored by the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association. Here are pics from last summer: Youngville Cafe by Jeff & Tammy LaFollette, and the lunch stop at Woodbine by Osberg. This year’s tour began in Council … Continue reading

IL Lincoln Highway guide redesigned for 2011

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition (ILHC) has published its new Visitor Guide in print and online. The 56 pages were completely redesigned to pack in even more info, fun facts, and mobile device compatibility. ILHC manages the 179-miles of the Lincoln Highway, a National Scenic Byway … Continue reading

Indiana to debut “Lincoln Highway Adventure”

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Join the first annual Lincoln Highway Adventure along Indiana’s historic Lincoln Highway, August 5 and 6, 2011. The fun event will coincide with the Buy-Way Yard Sale stretching across several states. Kick off the Adventure at Downtown South Bend’s First Friday Cruise-In, then the next day … Continue reading

Shady Bend station restored and back in business

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Grand Island Independent reports that Shady Bend, an old roadside business along the Lincoln Highway in central Nebraska, has been restored and is again serving customers on the east end of Grand Island. I reported on the plans two years ago on this blog. The … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway Buy-Way coming your way!

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO It’s once again time for the annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Yard Sale running August 4, 5 and 6, 2011. The miles-long event began in Ohio seven years ago and has since expanded to all of Iowa and parts of Illinois and Indiana. Ohio publishes an official … Continue reading

Calhoun Street route between NJ – PA turns 150

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO An important link in the Lincoln Highway is examined in an article in the PhillyBurbs.com that also includes this vintage photo (note the Lincoln Highway sign at left). The first bridge across the Delaware River between Trenton NJ and Morrisville PA opened 150 years ago on … Continue reading

Emily & Ron’s Lincoln Highway adventures

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Roadside and Route 66 enthusiasts Emily Priddy and Ron Warnick recently took a 10-day road trip that Emily chronicled on her Red Fork State of Mind blog. She sent me news updates including that volunteers were stripping the World’s Largest Teapot in Chester, WV, with scrapers, … Continue reading

Denny’s Lincoln Highway adventures continue

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Make sure you keep following Denny Gibson’s blog after the first day he hits the Lincoln Highway (his Day 9). Click HERE to continue with Day 10. Highlights include encountering snow at Donner Summit (note the LH “Subway” beneath the railroad overpass just left of center) … Continue reading

Denny visits OH Lincoln Highway League meeting

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Fellow roadtripper Denny Gibson visited the Ohio Lincoln Highway League’s meeting last Saturday in Ashalnd Ohio. As always, he documented it with great photos. Click the link to start on the second day, then follow along as he takes the Lincoln Highway through Mansfield and westward. … Continue reading

Blair blog a fun trip along the Lincoln Highway

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Jeff Blair has been walking the Lincoln Highway across Indiana to promote the highway but also asking for pledges of support to be split evenly between the Alzheimer’s Association in Indiana and the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association. He has reported on his walk daily since he … Continue reading