Tagged with roadside

EPA advice for Sutherland NE gas stations

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 announced that the Village of Sutherland, Nebraska, recently was given technical assistance in the form of a comprehensive report for redeveloping a number of former gas stations in its downtown. Most notable is c 1930 cottage station. There is … Continue reading

ShawCraft Signs Wins for IL Lincoln Hwy Murals

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition proudly announces that partner vendor ShawCraft Sign Company and company president Jay Allen received the second place award in the 2012 International Sign Design Contest presented by Signs of the Times magazine for production of the ILHC Mural Series in the … Continue reading

PA Roads: From the Lincoln to Eisenhower

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor will present “Pennsylvania’s Roads: From the Lincoln to Eisenhower” at 2 pm, March 11, at the Lincoln Highway Experience, 3435 Route 30 East, near Kingston Dam in Latrobe. Presenter Jeffrey Kitsko will explore the history of the Lincoln Highway, the PA … Continue reading

Frankfort IL gets newest Lincoln Highway mural

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has installed the next in the series of Interpretive Murals along the 179-mile Illinois byway corridor. The mural on a township building at 11008 West Lincoln Highway/US 30 in Frankfort, Illinois, depicts the actual Eagle Scouts and Scout leaders who made a … 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

4th Annual Iowa Lincoln Hwy tour this weekend

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Also this weekend is the fabulous cross-state Iowa Lincoln Highway Motor Tour sponsored by the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association. Here are pics from last summer: Youngville Cafe by Jeff & Tammy LaFollette, and the lunch stop at Woodbine by Osberg. This year’s tour began in Council … 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

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

Repairs planned for Tama LH bridge after mishap

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Tama-Toledo News reports that the most famous Lincoln Highway bridge — in Tama, Iowa — was hit recently by farm equipment, damaging one of the concrete rails which spell out “Lincoln Highway” and causing $1,500 damage. In evaluating this damage, Schoonover Tuckpointing, Vinton, also found … Continue reading

Familiar bypass problem for Tama-Toledo, Iowa

Anyone who has seen the Pixar movie Cars — or thought for a moment about how roads have changed over the past half-century — knows that bypasses around towns have a tremendous impact on traffic patterns. The latest to experience this shift are Tama and Toledo on the Lincoln Highway in Iowa. As reported by … Continue reading

Vandals cut down Shoe Tree in Nevada

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The famous (and world’s largest) Shoe Tree along the Lincoln Highway at Middlegate, Nevada, was cut down overnight last Thursday. The 70-foot cottonwood towered over U.S. 50 about 125 miles east of Reno. A gallery of photos such as the ones here can be found on … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway diner demolished (?) in NJ

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO UPDATE: The local newspaper now reports the diner was moved to Pennsylvania. A vintage diner along the Lincoln Highway in New Brunswick, NJ, has been demolished, reportedly on December 7, 2010. The 1941 Fodero-brand Mack’s Diner stopped serving food in 1968. It became a grocery, then … Continue reading

Latrobe drive-in theater safe for now

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO For years, reports have floated that the Hi-Way Drive-In Theater in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was to close and be replaced by development. Most recently, Target has been the retailer of choice, but the drive-in along the Lincoln Highway has made clear it’s stance: posted on the marquee … Continue reading

Amazing 1959 film of Iowa’s US 30

YOU WILL LOVE this video of central Iowa’s US 30, filmed in 1959 to show congestion and the need for road improvements. Highway Relocations was created by the Iowa State Highway Commission (ISHC), now IDOT, to show the downside of gas stations, rest stops, and the skinny two-lanes they populate. Filming started just east of … Continue reading

Review of Shelton’s Lincoln Highway Festival

The Grand Island Independent ran a nice follow-up to the Lincoln Highway Festival in Shelton, Nebraska, including a walk through of the LH Visitor’s Center there. Following are some parts of their story. But now as the 80-year-old Nebraska president of the Lincoln Highway Association, Stubblefield is doing more than watching the highway and its … 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

Travel Guys show follows the Lincoln Highway

The Travel Guys radio show out of Sacramento featured a special Fourth of July episode along the Lincoln Highway. One of the guys is radio personality Tom Romano, while Mark Hoffmann operates Sports Leisure Vacations, which offers tours of 2-lane roads like Route 66 and now the Lincoln Highway. Your blog host, me, Brian Butko … Continue reading