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Lincoln Hwy Boy Scout Bernie Queneau turns 100

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Bernie Queneau, the Lincoln Highway’s best-known ambassador, celebrates his 100th birthday today. In 1928, he was one of four Eagle Scouts to cross the Lincoln Highway (at 16) as part of a Scouts’ Safety Tour, which also promoted the highway and its marking that September with … 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

Route 30 movie sequel filming in PA

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Gettysburg Times reports that filming has begun on the second of three movies in John Putch’s Route 30 trilogy. The first day of filming for a 19-day shoot of “Route 30, Too!” occurred in the Caledonia area, along the famous Lincoln Highway, according to director … Continue reading

Boardwalk Empire features Lincoln HIghway sign

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO PBS producer Rick Sebak wrote to say that the premier of the new HBO series Boardwalk Empire, about the arrival of Prohibition and the growth of organized crime, featured a Lincoln Highway sign. Young Al Capone was driving a load of stolen liquor to Chicago when … Continue reading

Amazing 1959 film of Iowa’s US 30

YOU WILL LOVE this video of central Iowa’s US 30, filmed in 1959 to show congestion and the need for road improvements. Highway Relocations was created by the Iowa State Highway Commission (ISHC), now IDOT, to show the downside of gas stations, rest stops, and the skinny two-lanes they populate. Filming started just east of … Continue reading