Tagged with Indiana

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

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

Lincoln Highway Kiosk dedication this Saturday

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO WTCA-AM serving Plymouth and north-central Indiana reports that the dedication of a stone Lincoln Highway Kiosk in the 200 block of East Jefferson Street in Plymouth is set for Saturday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m. The paper (which published the photo above) reported: The designation came … Continue reading

Indiana declares Lincoln Highway a state byway

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, and INDOT Commissioner Michael B. Cline, have signed a resolution designating the historic Lincoln Highway across northern Indiana as an official Indiana state byway. The Indiana portion of the Lincoln Highway now becomes part of the Indiana Byways Program. The Indiana … Continue reading

ACD and NATMUS Museum founder in fatal crash

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Lincoln Highway Association Past-President Jan Shupert- Arick wrote to say that John Martin Smith was killed on I-69 last night with his wife Bobbie. He was a key figure in founding the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum and the National Automotive and Truck Museum in Auburn, Indiana, both of … Continue reading

From Netherlands to tour the Lincoln Highway

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Harold de Bock, who lives in Holland (but studied at IU Bloomington Indiana in the 1970s) is about to depart on a Lincoln Highway trip across the Midwest. He’ll pick up his motorcycle — a 1980 Yamaha XS850 Midnight Special — on Wednesday Aug 31 to test … Continue reading

Indiana to debut “Lincoln Highway Adventure”

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Join the first annual Lincoln Highway Adventure along Indiana’s historic Lincoln Highway, August 5 and 6, 2011. The fun event will coincide with the Buy-Way Yard Sale stretching across several states. Kick off the Adventure at Downtown South Bend’s First Friday Cruise-In, then the next day … Continue reading

Blair blog a fun trip along the Lincoln Highway

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Jeff Blair has been walking the Lincoln Highway across Indiana to promote the highway but also asking for pledges of support to be split evenly between the Alzheimer’s Association in Indiana and the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association. He has reported on his walk daily since he … 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

The ongoing adventures of Lincoln Highwayman

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Don’t forget to follow Lincoln Highwayman, aka Jim Devitt, as he continues his trip westward on the Lincoln Highway. After some troubles with his Ford Model A, he’s cruising through Indiana. Follow along  at blog.lincolnhighwayman.com/. Click the image below to see LARGER the short segment of … Continue reading

Lincoln & Dixie highways marker dedication

A historical marker for the Lincoln & Dixie highways will be dedicated on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the southwest corner of Washington and Michigan streets in South Bend, Indiana. All are invited to join a reception and program immediately following at the American Trust Place – Blue Gallery, 101 N. … Continue reading

New Haven is new site of old LH marker

The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, Indiana, reports that one of the 15 remaining Lincoln Highway concrete markers in the state has a new home in front of New Haven City Hall, 815 Lincoln Highway E., just a few feet from the road’s original route. “Our board felt that one of the markers should be on … Continue reading

Motorcycling the Lincoln Highway with Chris

Last year, motorcyclist Chris Hutter took the Lincoln Highway from Pittsburgh to the east edge of Grand Island, Nebraska. This year he’s hitting the LH in Omaha after a visit to the Surf Ball Room in Clear Lake, Iowa, where Buddy Holly played his last concert. From Nebraska he’ll stay on the Lincoln to its … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway Plaque Dedicated at Dyer IN

The Shopper Online reported on the dedication of two new highway plaques honoring the Lincoln Highway’s Ideal Section between Dyer and Schererville, Indiana. Ideal Section authority Art Schweitzer says the section was “a test highway to lay groundwork for future highway construction.” Engineering of its lighting, underground wiring, expansion strips, and 10”of concrete pavement was … 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

Updates and news from the Lincoln Highway

• Update to recent murder of Lincoln Cafe owner: No word on the cafe itself in Belle Plaine, Iowa, but bond was set at $500,000 each for three people accused, and at a preliminary hearing yesterday, arraignment was set for August 13 in Iowa County District Court. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, “Marengo Police … Continue reading

Fort Wayne to mark Lincoln Highway route

The 1915 routing of the Lincoln Highway through Fort Wayne, Indiana, will soon be marked with red, white, and blue markers. The [Fort Wayne] News-Sentinel reports that the new signs for the old road will be dedicated by Mayor Tom Henry on May 21, 2009. Currently the only nod to its existence are at each … Continue reading

Artists, authors, photogs for 09 LHA conference

Roadside artists, authors, and photographers are wanted for the 2009 Lincoln Highway Association Conference in South Bend, Indiana, June 15-20, 2009. A reception will offer an easily accessible place for the  public and LHA members to meet those who create the works. Imagery and books are especially encouraged that relate to the Lincoln and Dixie … Continue reading