Tagged with Mansfield OH

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

1960s Mansfield Hotel to be razed

The Mansfield Ohio NewsJournal reports that the Ambassador Hotel will be razed. At a sheriff’s auction last Friday, GRE Enterprises LLC turned in the sole bid for the landmark hotel at 191 Park Avenue West, the old Lincoln Highway. The hotel went for its starting bid, $77,890 — exactly what the former owners owed on … Continue reading

1919 Ohio route change got people talking

How many of you got to visit at least part of the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way event this past weekend? Write and tell us about it!! Mike Hocker, executive director of the Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway and director of that state’s Buy-Way event, sent the following article that shows the struggle over routing the LH. … Continue reading

Book news: Crunch covers potato chip history

DIrk Burhans, known to many of us as publisher of the newsletter Burger Boy (later Greasy Spoon), has written a fun and informative book about potato chips and the people who make them. Crunch: A History of the Great American Potato Chip runs 203 pages and includes color and b/w illustrations, an index, and extensive … Continue reading