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Larry F.

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  • Birthday 05/29/1945

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    Lincoln Highway, US 30, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Dixie Highway, Kentucky
  1. If you're traveling in southern Illinois, be sure to stop in Metropolis and see the Superman Museum there. The local paper there really is called "The Daily Planet".
  2. Larry F.

    New For This Year!

    The URL given is now returning an error code 404 (no such page). Is there a correction, as I'm interested in the information!
  3. "On January 1, 1927, “Final location of the United States’ most important roads in the country was announced today by the bureau of public roads of the department of agriculture. The system as finally selected embraces ten main transcontinental routes designated by numbers which are multiples of ten while the important north and south routes are numbers 1, 11, 21, etc.” Thus reported the Chicago Tribune on January 2, 1927..." Balance of this nice blog entry on the Windy City Road Warrior site is at: Windy City Road Warrior
  4. Larry F.

    Name This Nebraska Site

    Dave, Other than the Lincoln Highway, my other favorite road in Nebraska is Nebraska Highway 2, which runs from Grand Island (OK, really I-80 at Phillips) NW across the Nebraska Sand Hills, a great way to head for either the Black Hills or Devil's Tower and Yellowstone. And don't miss Carhenge near Alliance, Nebraska! Larry Here's an even better, "touristy" link for Nebraska Highway 2. Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway
  5. Larry F.

    Name This Road Site.

    I should have known this. In my many travels in Nebraska, I've driven by this more times than I care to count! Thanks for the memories! Larry
  6. Larry F.

    Name This Nebraska Site

    Close by is another historical attraction, Robidoux Pass, which was on the Oregon Trail. Location: Two miles south of Gering on NE Highway 71, then 8 miles west on Cedar Canyon Road. Website for more info: Robidoux Pass & Trading Post Of course if one is traveling west on Nebraska 92 (close to US 26) toward the city of Scottsbluff, you'll also see Courthouse Rock and Jail Rock on the south side of Nebraska 92. These unusual rock formations were 2 of the first ""road signs"" met by westward travelers. Open year-round during daylight hours. Directions: 5 mi. S. of Bridgeport on NE Hwy 88. Courthouse Rock & Jail Rock You can continue on west on NE 88 and have a nice "side-trip" through the Wildcat Hills via NE 71 on the way back north to NE 92 and US 26 at Scottsbluff/Gering. Wildcat Hills Lastly, for now, near Bayard, NE, is the famous Chimney Rock. Chimney Rock Location from Bayard: 4 mi. S., 1 mi. S. of Jct of NE Hwy 92 & US Hwy 26 (I know I'm sounding like a spokesperson for Western NE tourism. I am but not a paid one. In another lifetime, I used to travel on business all over Nebraska and I loved seeing the sights..and sites!) I suppose you know, Chris, but every now and again, part of Scotts Bluff "landslides" down onto the summit road. The State usually clears it fairly quickly, but the Monument IS softer rock which is eroding away. I'm also not certain that they keep the summit road open during the snowy season, but I haven't visited for some years, and am not sure on that anymore. Larry
  7. Larry F.

    Name This Nebraska Site

    This is Scotts Bluff, the closest town being Gering, NE, in the County of Scotts Bluff, near the town of Scottsbluff., in the Nebraska Panhandle. Most times of the year, you can drive up to the top of the Bluff! (Yes, they are inconsistent in the spellings!) Oops. The State Highway in Nebraska 92 running west from Gering.
  8. The Winding Road staff has done a nice article with mention of the L.H. archives at the University of Michigan. Winding Road
  9. A blogger named porthos1 mentions taking an interesting "detour" on the L.H. in Wyoming in a November 3, 2007 entry at Night Crullers
  10. This is an uncredited update to a page about the L.H. on the website of the Lee County, Illinois Historical Society. THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY - AS IT BEGAN
  11. A very nice article with subheading: They've all gone to look for America on the fabled road. See Route 66 Pilgrims There's also a photo gallery at Along Rt 66 (It does require the Flash player)
  12. See related follow-up post about the bricks at To Brick or Not to Brick
  13. Officials with the Lincoln Highway Association will meet with local elected officials and history enthusiasts Saturday (October 20, 2007) to unveil signs along U.S. 33 marking the route of the old highway, in a rededication of the original 1913 highway route through Goshen. Balance of article at: GoshenNews.com
  14. The blog Poe English has an article called "Going the Distance, Coast to Coast and Border to Border, on America's Highways". It is from a Voice of America radio program. Probably nothing in it that most of us don't already know, but I think it's good VOA is telling the rest of the world!
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