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Lincoln Highway Festival in Shelton this Sunday

Shelton, Nebraska, will celebrate its 13th-annual Lincoln Highway Festival and car show this Sunday. The Kearney Hub reports that the car show starts at 10 a.m. with trophy presentations from 2:30-3 p.m. The Shelton Historical Society will serve lunch at the American Legion Hall, and the Lincoln Highway Visitor’s Center will be open all day. … Continue reading

Top 10 must-see stops on a Lincoln Highway trip

What are the must-see places along the Lincoln Highway? It’s impossible to answer, as everyone has their favorite things. Some like natural scenery, or good eats, or wacky attractions, or shopping, or water towers. I veer towards vintage roadside attractions like the Shoe House, seen below being repainted. Rick Sebak, producer of A Ride Along … Continue reading

Twisters hit hard around Kearney, Nebraska

As many as six tornadoes touched down near Kearney, Nebraska, Thursday evening, including some in the city limits, according to the Kearney Hub. The city will host the LHA’s Centennial Conference, July 1-5, 2013. The tornadoes first touched down near the Lincoln Highway communities of Elm Creek (with hail as large as baseballs) and Overton … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway mural in Clarks, Nebraska

John and Lenore Weiss sent this photo from a trip they took last year. They stopped in Clarks, Nebraska, and spoke with Norm Manstedt, who was having the building restored that features this Lincoln Highway mural. It is on Millard Street, the original LH through the small town. Lenore says, “New siding frames the mural. … Continue reading

Abbottstown PA to beautify center square

The Abbottstown Beautification Project is a capital campaign to improve the Center Square located in the middle of the Lincoln Highway in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Personalized bricks and other sponsorship opportunities will help fund brick sidewalks, colonial era lighting, crosswalks, and landscaping. Also included is a large, lighted flagpole in the center of the traffic … Continue reading

Reno Nevada area rocked by earthquakes

The AP reports that the area around Reno, which the Lincoln Highway traverses in western Nevada, has been hit by two moderate earthquakes: The Seismology Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno, says a magnitude 4.2 tremor shook the city early Monday and has been followed by at least a dozen aftershocks…. It’s the latest … Continue reading

Spring brings Lincoln Highway meetings

As you can tell, huge projects are keeping me away from computers and blogging but I did want to note a number of forthcoming Lincoln Highway Association chapter meetings. April 12: The Illinois LHA board meeting in Franklin Grove (see photo above) will feature Jo Marner of the Kountry Walkers discussing the Lincoln Heritage Highway … Continue reading

Old photo shows station in Townley, Indiana

Another vintage photo from the Ternet Collection at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, shows a Cities Service station with a sign for cabins, this one in Townley, Indiana. Collection donor Lois Ternet explains that the site is now the location of Triple T’s (Todd’s Townley Tavern), 21313 Lincoln Highway: “It is … Continue reading

Tunnel Diner in Jersey City slated for demolition

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor folks received word that the Tunnel Diner in Jersey City, New Jersey, is slated for demolition. This classic factory-built diner (1950s interior, 1960s redo outside) at 184 14th Street is along the later Lincoln Highway, once it was rerouted between New York City and New Jersey due to the opening … Continue reading

It’s Spring! And an easy Mystery Photo

With this being the first full day of Spring, maybe we can start our fair-weather road trips soon, but for now, rain and snow are still hitting parts of the Lincoln Highway. Click here to see my sampling of weather conditions along the Lincoln. I went looking for photos from last Spring. Below is a … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway Buy-Way set August 7-9, 2008

The Lincoln Highway Buy-Way, a yard sale running along the road through 4 states, is set for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 7-9, 2008. Launched in Ohio a few years ago, it has grown to include Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia. Homeowners and businesses set up sales or offer specials along the way, making for … Continue reading

Iowa bike ride in July to follow much of LH

A yearly week-long bicycle ride through Iowa sponsored by The Des Moines Register will follow much of the Lincoln Highway in 2008. The 36th annual RAGBRAI®, the “Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa,” will take place July 20-26, 2008. It is the longest, largest, and oldest touring bicycle ride in the world. RAGBRAI was … Continue reading

1915 article leads to LH routing mystery

Jim Steeley, of the Westmoreland County Historical Society and a LH researcher, came across a Lincoln Highway item in the September 30, 1915, Greensburg Daily Tribune, about rerouting the LH away from Madison, Pennsylvania. Problem is, the LH never went through Madison! The article “Failure To Comply With Request May Lose Lincoln Highway” appeared on … Continue reading

“Historic LH” sign marks Summit Garage in CA

Folks in California just can’t stop marking, promoting, and preserving the Lincoln Highway. Gary Kinst, editor of LHA’s California chapter quarterly newsletter The Traveller, sent a couple photos from the recent dedication of a “Historic Lincoln Highway” sign at the Summit Garage in Altamont. From left are Deborah DuBois, Mike Kaelin. Al Vieux, and Linda … Continue reading

Forbes Trail was precursor to much of Pa’s LH

A new web site commemorates the 250th anniversary of Forbes Trail, hacked through the forests of Pennsylvania in 1758 during the French and Indian War. General John Forbes led an expedition from Philadelphia over the Allegheny Mountains to capture French-occupied Fort Duquesne, at what later became Pittsburgh. Among the 6,000 British and colonial troops was … Continue reading

More Sleepy Hollow Tavern history recalled

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ran another article today recounting some history of Sleepy Hollow Tavern. Former workers, owners, and customers offer a variety of fond recollections. As Julie Donovan, public relations director for the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, said, “It seemed no matter who owned it, it was always busy. It was definitely a Laurel … Continue reading

Lincoln Memorial: monument was almost a road

A detailed and engrossing story in The Washington Post recalls the tumultuous genesis of the Lincoln Memorial, including how the monument that we know was instead almost a road named for the President. It was referred to then as the Lincoln highway, the Lincoln Memorial Highway, or simply Lincoln Way – all years before the … Continue reading