Tagged with Pennsylvania

Calhoun Street route between NJ – PA turns 150

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO An important link in the Lincoln Highway is examined in an article in the PhillyBurbs.com that also includes this vintage photo (note the Lincoln Highway sign at left). The first bridge across the Delaware River between Trenton NJ and Morrisville PA opened 150 years ago on … Continue reading

Emily & Ron’s Lincoln Highway adventures

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Roadside and Route 66 enthusiasts Emily Priddy and Ron Warnick recently took a 10-day road trip that Emily chronicled on her Red Fork State of Mind blog. She sent me news updates including that volunteers were stripping the World’s Largest Teapot in Chester, WV, with scrapers, … Continue reading

Extra Lane to aid turns at Lincoln Heights PA

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO A road project in western Pennsylvania will widen eastbound and westbound lanes along the Lincoln Highway/U.S. Route 30 to create a turning lane. The Tribune Review reports that “a 1-1/2-mile stretch in Hempfield to create a center turning lane is on schedule, with the opening of … Continue reading

Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum rebuilt, reopens!

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The York Dispatch ran a nice story (and the photo below) about the reopening of Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum, a popular Lincoln Highway roadside attractions west of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Seven months after arson destroyed Ed Gotwalt’s business, the museum opened Saturday. State police have no suspects … Continue reading

Route 30 movie sequel filming in PA

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Gettysburg Times reports that filming has begun on the second of three movies in John Putch’s Route 30 trilogy. The first day of filming for a 19-day shoot of “Route 30, Too!” occurred in the Caledonia area, along the famous Lincoln Highway, according to director … Continue reading

LHHC gets grant for iPhone Lincoln Highway app

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The state has awarded $500,000 for recreation projects in Franklin and Cumberland counties in Pennsylvania, one of which will be an iPhone application to promote the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. According to the Chambersburg Public Opinion, “the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources invested $23 million … Continue reading

Affair with Lincoln benefits Heritage Corridor

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Limited tickets are available for An Affair with Lincoln, a gala on November 6, 2010. The event, to benefit the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor in PA, will be held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve located in Latrobe. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and signature drinks while … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway class offered in Gettysburg

A 2-day Lincoln Highway course is being offered in this fall by the Continuing Education division at HACC-Gettysburg Campus. “Lincoln Highway: Past and Present” will run Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6-9 pm, and Saturday, Oct. 2, 8 am–6 pm. Cost is $65 and deadline to register is Sept. 22. For 200 years, Americans had been fascinated … Continue reading

Bridge fix to close part of Lincoln Highway

PennDOT District 11 is advising motorists that Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) will be closed in both directions in the area of the Greensburg Pike overpass in North Versailles Township, Allegheny County, during the weekend of Aug. 27-30. Motorists will be detoured onto Greensburg Pike — the original Lincoln Highway. The $4.5 million project will replace … Continue reading

Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum destroyed by fire

Olga A. Herbert, Executive Director of Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, just alerted me that Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum in central Pennsylvania has been destroyed by fire. Owner Ed Gotwalt has spent decades amassing his collection of elephant-themed objects joined to a candy and gift store; he also serves on the Corridor board of directors. … Continue reading

Lincoln Hwy fans to meet in Gettysburg bistro

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is hosting an informal get together on Saturday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m. at the Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg St (Lincoln Highway) in Gettysburg. There will be games, prizes, refreshments, and lots of old road talk. There is no charge to attend, but please R.S.V. P. … Continue reading

Postcard: Greensburg motel on Lincoln Highway

Looking through my computer files today I found this postcard scan of Weaver’s Motel along the Lincoln Highway on the east side of Greensburg, Pa. When I began researching the highway in Pennsylvania two decades ago a few remnants of this motel remained. Judging by Google Street View, what looks like the main building of … Continue reading

Gettysburg and Lancaster tourism along US 30

Jennifer Vogelsong wrote an interesting piece for the York Daily Record/Sunday News about the search for authentic experiences in Gettysburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Much of the public face is found along the Lincoln Highway/US 30 but she finds that the best places are a block or two away or along the back roads. She was … Continue reading

Phil, running Lincoln Highway, into Pennsylvania

As reported on October 10, Phil Rosenstein is running across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for the charity of The Mario Lemieux Foundation, which does great work in cancer research and supporting families affected by cancer. From California west, Phil followed Route 66 but since Illinois he’s been on the Lincoln Highway. After … Continue reading

PA road widening to affect LH & turnpike markers

LHA member Bill Spoon called to say the Lincoln Highway is being widened between Gettysburg and New Oxford, Pennsylvania. He worried about a couple markers by the roadside – one a LHA 1928 concrete post, and one a c. 1820 turnpike marker incised with mileages to Gettysburg, York, and Philadelphia. LHA state director Mindy Crawford … Continue reading

Tea at Gothic-Victorian library in Langhorne PA

Historic Langhorne Association will host an Afternoon Tea to benefit the Anna Mary Williamson Library on Sunday, May 4, from 1 – 3:30 pm. The library, also home to the association, is noted for its 1888 Gothic-Victorian styling. It is located in eastern Pennsylvania in downtown Langhorne at 160 West Maple Avenue, the original Lincoln … Continue reading

US 30 bridge named for PA veterans

Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell signed six bills into law on March 17, one of which renames the bridge carrying US 30 over Main Street in North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, as the Veterans Bridge. See the actual House Bill 363 here. According to the bill, the “designation honors the commitment, service and sacrifice of this … Continue reading

1915 article leads to LH routing mystery

Jim Steeley, of the Westmoreland County Historical Society and a LH researcher, came across a Lincoln Highway item in the September 30, 1915, Greensburg Daily Tribune, about rerouting the LH away from Madison, Pennsylvania. Problem is, the LH never went through Madison! The article “Failure To Comply With Request May Lose Lincoln Highway” appeared on … Continue reading

Forbes Trail was precursor to much of Pa’s LH

A new web site commemorates the 250th anniversary of Forbes Trail, hacked through the forests of Pennsylvania in 1758 during the French and Indian War. General John Forbes led an expedition from Philadelphia over the Allegheny Mountains to capture French-occupied Fort Duquesne, at what later became Pittsburgh. Among the 6,000 British and colonial troops was … Continue reading