Tagged with highways

LINCOLN HIGHWAY MAPS NOW FREE ONLINE !

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The most revolutionary event for the Lincoln Highway since it was founded 99 years ago is now available — free, detailed, online maps of the Lincoln Highway! The LHA Mapping Committee (myself and 2 dozen others) has worked for a decade to map all generations of … Continue reading

Gas stations video can be watched online

It’s not Lincoln Highway-centric, but if you like old cars and gas stations you’ll want to watch for FREE the video that accompanies the book I mentioned previously, Fill ’er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Station. The half-hour-long show is on the Wisconsin Public Television web site in 8 segments or can be … Continue reading

Photos from the Route 30 movie shoot

John Putch sent along the web site for his next film, Route 30, which features this cool poster. A couple of the taglines are “Three Stories, One Highway” and “The Road of Dreams is a Two Lane Highway.” As John says, filming and the plot itself are centered around the Lincoln Highway, “the corridor of … Continue reading

Snow closes parts of Lincoln Hwy in Nebraska

Leigh Henline at Fort Cody Trading Post was telling me last night about the blizzard in North Platte, Nebraska, and that parts of US 30 had to be closed. According to the North Platte Bulletin, “Traveling was also not recommended on Interstate 80 or Highway 30 west of North Platte. Travelers have reported clear roads … Continue reading

Mystery photos 4 & 5: NE and WY

Daily snow the past few weeks has us dreaming of sunny drives along the Lincoln Highway, so here are a couple summertime photos from western Nebraska and western Wyoming. Can you correctly identify either location? To see them larger, click on each one for a connection to Flickr. Once there, click “All Sizes” above the … Continue reading

LHA’s spring 2008 state meetings set

Here are some upcoming Lincoln Highway Association chapter meetings. Iowa will hold a membership meeting on Saturday, April 12, 2008, in Denison, Crawford, County. California’s spring meeting also will be held April 12, in East Castro Valley/Hayward. The Ohio Lincoln Highway League will hold 14th annual state meeting on Saturday, April 26, at the Elks … Continue reading

Snow closes I-80 in CA, but pretty along old LH

An AP story this morning reports that snow has forced the closure of I-80 between Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, where it is parallel to (and often intertwined with) the Lincoln Highway in eastern California. Eastbound I-80 was closed at Colfax (50 miles NE of Sacramento) and westbound traffic was being held at the Nevada state … Continue reading

81st Anniversary of Federal Highway Numbering

“Windy City Road Warrior” Dave Clark (author of Exploring Route 66 in Chicagoland and Route 66 in Chicago) posted an interesting story about the 81st anniversary of the federal highway numbering system. Although the highway plan was finalized in November 1926, the public announcement was delayed until January 1, 1927. Clark references a Chicago Tribune … Continue reading

Lincoln and Dixie Highways share ties in Illinois

In our review of Traveling the … Historic Three by John and Lenore Weiss (which follows the Lincoln and Dixie Highways and Route 66), I mentioned Elaine E. Egdorf. Not only does she manage the Drivin’ the Dixie website, but as chairman of the Village of Homewood Heritage Committee, she got a Dixie Highway marker … Continue reading

Illinois gets grant for Murals and Gazebos on LH

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition (ILHC) recently received $443,000 in federal grants for its National Scenic Byway program, a designation the Lincoln Highway through Illinois received in 2000. The funds will be used over the next 3 years to produce interpretive murals in 40 communities along the 179-mile route through the state. Each mural will … Continue reading

14,400 slides part of Cushman Photo Collection

The Charles Weever Cushman Collection at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, consists of ten cubic feet of materials, including 2,200 b/w negatives and prints. Just three of those cubic feet are slides, but what a collection — more than 14,400 color Kodachrome slides shot from 1938 to 1969. Cushman’s photos have been digitized through Indiana University’s … Continue reading

Weiss Duo Cover Triangle of Historic Highways

John and Lenore Weiss are well-known to Route 66 fans for the work they’ve done to help preserve, promote, and document that road, especially in Illinois. Lincoln Highway fans are starting to hear about them too, most noticeably leading the acquisition from IDOT of a 1928 concrete LH post, then John served as Master of … Continue reading

Gas pump at corner of Lincoln Highway and Rt 66

Ron Warnick’s Route 66 News has an interesting story about the “Joliet Kicks on 66” campaign. That Illinois city is promoting sites along the famous Chicago-to-LA road as explained in a news story. The Kicks web site offers lots of places and things to see, including 5 good-looking, very detailed replica gas pumps. Here’s a … Continue reading

Click the Lincoln Highway Map

For those not familiar with the route of the Lincoln Highway, I now have a map available based on the one in my Greetings book. Click the thumbnail below or the really tiny one to the right and you’ll get a US map up to 19 inches wide, just like this one: The first generation … Continue reading