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Lincoln Highway Kiosk dedication this Saturday

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO WTCA-AM serving Plymouth and north-central Indiana reports that the dedication of a stone Lincoln Highway Kiosk in the 200 block of East Jefferson Street in Plymouth is set for Saturday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m. The paper (which published the photo above) reported: The designation came … Continue reading

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

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

Illinois Lincoln Highway murals win scenic award

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway in Illinois received a Scenic Byway Award for the “Interpretive Gazebos and Murals” project in the Interpretation category at the National Scenic Byways 2011 Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The large-scale works of art not only relay the significance and history … 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

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

Ron Preston, son of famed gas station owner, dies

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO LHA headquarters in Franklin Grove, Illinois, received a call that Ron Preston passed away last week. He was the son of George Preston, whose sign-covered gas station in Belle Plaine, Iowa, is a shrine for Lincoln Highway fans. George bought the station in 1923 for $100 … Continue reading

Rail cars along Lincoln Highway in PA sold as scrap

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Evening Sun of York, Pa., reports that a pair of classic railroad cars that greeted Lincoln Highway travelers to nearby New Oxford have been demolished and sold for scrap. The article explains that Stephen Hieber had the two passenger train coaches next to his business … 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

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

Niland’s Cafe on Lincoln Hwy in Iowa re-opening

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The popular Niland Café in Colo, Iowa, is re-opening on Thursday, July 7 @ 4:00 pm, to coincide with the Colo Farmer’s Market. New operator Sandra Huemann-Kelly already had a “soft opening” on June 30 during the market. Regular hours will be: Tue–Sat:  6:30 am – 8:00 … 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

Virginian Hotel celebrates centennial

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Rawlins Daily Times ran a nice article about the centennial celebration at the famed Virginian Hotel along the Lincoln Highway (now US 30) in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. The celebration was part of Medicine Bow Days this past weekend, when the town’s population of fewer than … Continue reading

Another LH Drive-In Theater to be Demolished

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Supervisors in Unity Twp., near Latrobe, Pennsylvania, have approved the demolition of the Hi-Way Drive-In Theater and its replacement by a CVS pharmacy. The outdoor theater is a beloved icon along the Lincoln Highway/U.S. 30. Residents and drive-in fans tried protesting in recent months that the … Continue reading