Tagged with Illinois

Plans for Rt 66 and Lincoln Highway crossroads

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Plans are underway to create a ‘gateway park” in Plainfield, Illinois, at the crossroads of the Lincoln Highway and Route 66 — now US 30 and SR 159. The Plainfield Patch reports that “Michael Bortell told the Plainfield Village Board Monday that he plans to apply … Continue reading

Indiana LHA holiday gathering at Kimmell B & B

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will hold a Holiday Gathering and House Tour at the Kimmell House Bed & Breakfast on December 4, 2010, starting at 2pm. The event is open to the public (pre-register by Wednesday, December 1) for only $16, which includes entrée, beverage, … Continue reading

Lakeview Motel burns, may be demolished

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO A fire has left the future uncertain for a vintage motel on the Lincoln Highway south of Plainfield, Illinois. About two thirds of the Lakeview Motel, 15824 S. Joliet Rd. at Renwick Rd., was damaged at a loss estimated at $350,000. The Plainfield Patch reports police … Continue reading

Recipes & artwork in IL Lincoln Highway book

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO David Alan Badger has been gathering recipes from businesses along the Lincoln Highway in Illinois and combining them with pencil drawings of the businesses to produce Recipes from the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway. The book includes sections for each community along the route, plus … Continue reading

Malta mural features Lincoln Hwy Seedling Mile

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition announced the completion of its newest Interpretive Mural along the 179-mile byway corridor: 127 N. Third Street in Malta, Illinois, on the Malta Historical Society’s Old Town Hall. The Malta mural showcases the Lincoln Highway’s first Seedling Mile with a detailed … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway, a lifeline for Illinois

Northwest Indiana Times recently published a number of articles on the Lincoln Highway, including “Lincoln Highway, a lifeline for Illinois communities.” It includes mention of the sculpture seen at right, “Lincoln on the Road to Greatness,” which depicts Abraham Lincoln receiving flowers from two girls. The statue, dedicated in 2003, was funded by private donations … Continue reading

“Traveling the Lincoln Highway” in Plainfield

“Traveling the Lincoln Highway” will be presented tonight at the Plainfield Public Library by Dave Clark, known to Route 66 fans for his Windy City tours and books. “Travel back in time as you take a virtual tour of the first automobile trail marked from coast-to-coast. The story of the Lincoln Highway combines nostalgia and … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway conference – sort of an update

I was only able to attend the first day of festivities at the Lincoln HIghway Association conference in Dixon, Illinois. For a nice daily description of events, check out Road Dog’s blog at downdaroadigo.blogspot.com/. Oh, and I can’t forget that Denny Gibson has his usual amazing photo documentation at dennygibson.com/lhfest10/. Here are some images from … Continue reading

LHA conference launches Tuesday

I spent last week preparing for my drive to Illinois, and now this week I’ve been on the road day and night driving and taking pictures. So I’ll quickly share a couple photos: the first a well-known re-themed gas station in Geneva, Illinois, and the second a view of the old road east of DeWitt, … Continue reading

Preview next 4 Lincoln Highway murals in Illinois

The next four Lincoln Highway Interpretive Murals in Illinois will be on display at ShawCraft Signs, 7727 Burden Road, Machesney Park TODAY from noon to 5:00 p.m. Recently a mural was installed in Dixon to tell the story of the 1919 Military Convoy as it traveled cross-country, including a young Dwight Eisenhower.  The mural tells … Continue reading

Changes at Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Colaotion is saying goodbye to long-time Associate Director Diane Rossiter. “We owe her an immense debt of gratitude for taking us to a new level,” says Project Director Bonnie Heimbach. “When she first started we were just enhancing our website and taking our visitor guide form a map format into a … Continue reading

’10 Illinois Lincoln Highway guides available

The 2010 Illinois Lincoln Highway Visitor Guide from the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition is now available around the state or by mail. New features include a page about the completed interpretive gazebo project, a half page for the current interpretive mural project, and an easier-to-use map of the highway with icons for gazebos, murals and … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway gazebo opens in Creston IL

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition’s first Interpretive Gazebo was dedicated on Sunday, September 20, in Creston, Illinois. Diane Rossiter, director of the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition, says 15 more gazebos are being constructed across the state in the Illinois Lincoln Highway Corridor: “With the approval of an FHWA Implementation Grant and a Transportation Enhancement Grant, … Continue reading

News along the Lincoln Highway

The September newsletter arrived from the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition (ILHC) with a report on the completion of the first of 16 Interpretive Gazebos to be constructed along the Illinois Lincoln Highway corridor. There’s also a report on the National Scenic Byways Conference that was held in Denver, and lots else too. Ask to have … Continue reading

More Lincoln Highway gazebos for Illinois

An interpretive gazebo will be constructed along the LH in Plainfield, Illinois, this fall. According to the Joliet Herald News, The gazebo, one of 16 the coalition is building in participating communities, will be near Village Hall on the south side of Lockport Street. The coalition plans to use federal grant money to build the … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway Buy-Way big sale starts today

Hit the road today through Sunday, August 6 – 8, for the fifth annual Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale. Sales will stretch from Chester, West Virginia, across the Ohio River through Ohio and into Indiana and Illinois. Look for tables and tents along the way. Many businesses in Ohio will have free maps available like … Continue reading