Tagged with historic highway

Popular Joliet museum gets Lincoln Hwy exhibit

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The newest project by Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition is not a mural or gazebo, it’s an exhibit at the Joliet Area Historical Museum in Joliet, Illinois. The unveiling coincided with the first-ever Illinois Scenic Byway Week, recently designated by Governor Quinn. The new exhibit offers striking … Continue reading

Poster Commemorates Lincoln Hwy Centennial

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO A new poster commemoratees the forthcoming centennial of the Lincoln Highway in 2013. The Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Society Museum of Merrilville, Indiana, commissioned Mitch Markovitz to create the evocative image. An article at nwitimes.com explains: “We started this project more than a year ago,” said Dan Kleine, the … Continue reading

Carl Fisher featured on Lynwood IL mural

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Village of Lynwood, Illinois, sports the newest mural in the Illinois Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor’s series that spans the 179-mile Illinois byway corridor. Lynwood marks the eastern terminus to the Illinois portion of the Lincoln Highway. The mural wasinstalled October 10, 2012, at 21490 East … Continue reading

The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO I’ve been meaning for more than half a year to post about an impressive, engaging, and informative blog. Grover Cleveland, via his “Camera and Pencil in the Mountains,” has been regaling us with detailed trips along “The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range, ” that is, across … Continue reading

New Lincoln Highway mural for Batavia, Illinois

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO A new mural was placed in Batavia, Illinois, today as part of a series sponsored by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition. The large works of public art stretch along the 179-mile Illinois byway corridor, in over two dozen communities. The latest mural is on the Batavia … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Yard Sale this weekend

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The 8th Annual Buy-Way Yard Sale along the Lincoln Highway starts this Thursday and runs through Saturday, Aug. 11. Started in Ohio, it has grown to include West Virginia and parts of Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa’s Lincoln Highway communities. “If you are looking for it, it’s out … Continue reading

Shelton Lincoln Highway Festival on Sunday

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The 15th annual Lincoln Highway Festival and Car Show is set for this Sunday in Shelton, Nebraska, which bills itself as the “Lincoln Hi-way Capital” of the state. As reported in the Grand Island Independent, festivities include a car show, antique tractor display, live music, and a photo contest … Continue reading

100th birthday party honors Bernie Queneau

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Bernie Queneau, known to Lincoln Highway fans for his 1928 cross-country Boy Scout trip, celebrated his birthday Saturday July 14 with friends and family. An elegant dinner in Pittsburgh, Pa., included toasts and jokes ranging from his children to his young doctor. PBS’s Rick Sebak handed out … Continue reading

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

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

2012 LHA conference in Canton, Ohio

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Today launches the 20th annual Lincoln HIghway Association conference, located in Canton, Ohio. The Ohio chapters of the national Lincoln Highway Association along with the official Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway are hosting some 200 visitors at the McKinley Grand Hotel for a week of lectures, seminars, … Continue reading

First waitress in 1938 remembers Serro’s DIner

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO As the former Serro’s Diner moves closer to being back in service, the diner’s first waitress got to visit the restoration project. The Serro family opened the brand new 1938 O’Mahony-brand diner in Irwin, Pa., as a Lincoln Highway bypass was being built around the town for … Continue reading

Wounded veterans biking the Lincoln Highway

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO From May 28-July 28, a group of wounded warriors from America’s military is riding bicycles, hand cycles, and recumbent cycles from the Pacific to the Atlantic following much of the Lincoln Highway. For more than 20 years, the non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports has organized athletic events for … Continue reading

Crawford monument cleanup tomorrow in Ohio

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Members of the Galion Historical Society, Crestline Historical Society, Bucyrus Historical Society, and New Washington Historical Society will gather on Saturday to refurbish a monument to Colonel William Crawford, who was captured by Indians and killed in 1782. The monument erected by the Crestline Kiwanis Club in … Continue reading

New Lenox gets new Lincoln Highway Mural

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The next in the series of Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition Interpretive Murals was installed today in New Lenox, Illinois. This collection of large scale works of public art can be found along the 179-mile Illinois byway corridor, in over two dozen communities. The latest mural is … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway Adventure and Moveable Feast

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Explore the 1913 Lincoln Highway through Indiana on July 21, 2012, as part of the Lincoln Highway Adventure and Moveable Feast, a partnership of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association and Indiana Landmarks. Follow the highway east from South Bend past scenic landscapes, historic sites, and good food in Mishawaka, Elkhart, … Continue reading

Two Lincoln Highway events this weekend

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Lincoln Highway fans in the midwest can visit two events this weekend tied to the highway. The 33rd Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival starts today and runs through tomorrow (May 18–19) in Tama, Iowa. Then drive 180 miles east and enjoy the Lincoln Highway Car Show in … Continue reading

New Lincoln Highway Mural for Park Forest IL

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has installed another in its series of interpretive murals along the 179-mile Illinois byway corridor. The newest mural was installed April 27, 2012, at 348 Victory Drive, Park Forest. This mural commemorates the proclamation of the route and the naming of … Continue reading

Lincoln Hwy kiosk dedication set for Indiana

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will dedicate the state’s newest Lincoln Highway Byway interpretive kiosk on Saturday, May 5. The public is asked to arrive at 9:00 a.m. Central Time for the 9:30 ceremony.  Other Lincoln Highway interpretive kiosks in Indiana are in New Carlisle, Warsaw, … Continue reading