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  1. Has the American Road Foundation Conference been canceled? I saw a mention of this on the co-sponsor (Heritage Corridor) website, but wanted to be sure as I was going to register. I was hoping to discuss the donation of my roadside collection to the University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Transportation Section. They hold the archives of the original Lincoln Highway Association, plus 1/2 the papers of W. S. Gilbreath (good roads pioneer in IN and MI.) My collection consists of 50,000+ postcards (mostly roadside advertising, 5,000+ road maps and brochures, 500+ route guides and related auto travel narratives, plus photographs, souvenirs and ephemera such as match covers, stickers, water transfer decals. It may take me up to 5 years to complete the donation. There will be some costs involved including appraisals, archival supplies, and the U of M internal charges to scan the items. I will require the postcards to be organized (perhaps geographically by route),scanned, and be available on-line creating a virtual highway. I presumably have the largest Lincoln Highway collection, and significant depth in the following named highways - Dixie Highway, National Highway, National Old Trails Highway, Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway, DLD and OLD Highways, Theodore Roosevelt International Highways, Old Spanish Trails Highway, Yellowstone Trail, Pacific Highway, and transcontinental auto travel narratives. I also have extensive collections of the following numbered US Highways: 1, 2, 6, 10, 12, 16, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 30, 31, 33, 36, 40, 41, 45, 50, 60, 61, 62, 66, 70, 80, 90, 101, 112, 127, 250, 421. I also collect programmatic architecture, diners, gas stations based on image in addition to routing. I was considering starting a non-profit to support the donation, archival supplies and scanning charges of the collection. I am not looking for any funds for myself, only to go to U of M to support the collection. Your comments are appreciated. Thanks. Regards, Russell, aka ypsi-slim
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    New Federal Byway In Tennessee

    A new Federal Byway has been approved in Tennessee, to be called the East Tennessee Crossing. This will follow US 25E which includes the Dixie Highway. You can read more about it here at the Claiborne Progress on-line: My link, and here: My link At the National Scenic Byway Program site: My link and at the Byway site: My link ypsi-slim
  3. From bgdailynews.com: Station nominated for historic registry Site illustrates U.S 31-W importance during past By ROBYN L. MINOR, The Daily News Monday, May 17, 2010 11:42 AM CDT My link *See site for picture The Kentucky Heritage Council last week approved the nomination of the Standard Company Filling Station in Bowling Green to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination will be forwarded to the National Park Service in Washington for consideration. “We have to get the paperwork together and that will probably be a couple of weeks,” said Diane Comer, a spokeswoman for the council. “From there, they will have 45 days to make a decision.” The recommendation dovetails nicely with Historic Preservation Month, according to Miranda Clements, director of Warren County Historic Preservation Board. Clements said the nomination is a chance to capitalize on Bowling Green’s automobile history and present and future. The station, adjacent to Circus Square and now restored as restrooms for the park, was built in response to automobile tourism on U.S. 31-W, also known as Dixie Highway. “The building was constructed in 1921 after the highway opened in 1920,” Clements said. “It is the best example of a restored domestic style filling station.” Before such facilities were constructed, gasoline was sold curbside and before that at a manufacturing plant on the edge of town. “It wasn’t very safe or clean,” Clements said. Clements said the Standard Oil station is one of the few around the state that has been restored to the degree this one has. “The renovations ... and pumps were based on a photograph from 1921,” she said. “It is pretty much exactly like it was.” Clements said properties listed on the National Register are recognized for their worthiness of being preserved. “It’s an honor to be listed,” she said. While this building has already been restored, other buildings already on the register can be eligible for tax credits to help with work. The Standard Oil station is nearby other historic districts, including Shake Rag and the Modern Automobile District, which includes the Galloway Building that houses Booth Fire and Safety. “The importance of the Dixie Highway in terms of commercial development and tourism is something that should be remembered,” Clements said. “There is an opportunity to capitalize on it like they have with (Route) 66 out West. We already have a number of people who come here with their antique cars to take pictures there. “There are other little gas stations around that are still worth preserving and taking advantage of.”
  4. I am taking a winter roadtrip and have a question about the eastern terminus of the Old Spanish Trail highway. I know that it generally follows old US 90 west out of Jacksonville, but what about the segment between Saint Augustine and Jacksonville? 1. Where is the zero mile marker in Saint Augustine? I also read that it was moved twice! Since it represents the eastern terminus of the OST where was it originally placed? 2. Does anyone have any idea of the routing between St. Augustine other than US 1? I am looking for the old or original alignments. Thanks for any help, ypsi-slim
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    Winter Road Trip

    I forgot that there is an old alignment of the Dixie Highway north of Bayard following Old St. Augustine Road into Jacksonville. ypsi-slim
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    Winter Road Trip

    Thanks Guys. I have all the OST information that is on line. The highway started in 1915 but most of the Association pubs were on, or after, 1926 and did not include any specific driving instructions. Also - I cannot find any of my SE ABBs - if you saw my house you would know why. Apparently the OST and Dixie ran together from St. Augustine to Jacksonville, and this would just be what is now US 1, and I am not aware of any old alignments in this section. I got out some of my Midwest volumes of the Scarborough Automobile Guide (Green Books). These all have a special Dixie Highway supplement, and show the route between Jacksonville and Tallahassee as the Dixie Highway too. Guess I will just have to call someone in St. Augustine to see if I can figure out the original location of the zero mile monument. This time-line of the OST indicates that the zero mile monument was dedicated in April 1929: OST History Alex - thanks for the ABB instructions. I will compare these with the Green Book instructions. Headin' south next Monday. Tuckerly (I wish) ypsi-slim
  7. Dave Schaub recently completed a trip to raise money for a local Ronald McDonald House in California. The trip involved touching 49 states in 8 days, in his 1932 Ford hot rod roadster. He started in Needles, CA and ended in Hyder, Alaska. Much more is at his website including a trip map overview: http://49in9.com/
  8. Urgent request for more information: My Doctor put me on prednisone for 12 days to fight an allergic reaction, so I'm dizzy and my head is spinning, and now this: I just realized that according to Delorme Street Atlas Vers. 2006, the historic route of the Dixie Highway south of Indianapolis generally following SR 37 at least south to Bloomington, and maybe further south, is now marked as I-69 Corridor. I'm hoping that this will not mean the destruction of a lot of the Dixie Highway. I can't believe that I haven't been following this, and would welcome any additional information that anyone may have.
  9. I am sad to report that Gregory Franzwa passed away yesterday from cancer. He was 83 and was experiencing failing health over the last year. Here is the obituary that will run in the Salt Lake Tribune tomorrow: Gregory Mathew Franzwa Gregory Mathew Franzwa 1926 ~ 2009 Gregory Mathew Franzwa, 83, passed away from cancer at his home in Tooele, Utah, on March 29, 2009. He was born in Carroll, Iowa, on Feb. 27, 1926, to Fred W. and Mabel Henderson Franzwa. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, and his three children: Theodore C. Francois, Hemet, Calif; Christian N. Franzwa, Lynnwood, Wash; and Patrice A. Smith, Bailey, N.C. He also leaves two brothers, Sterling "Rusty," Glidden, and Frederick A., Rochester, N.Y. His stepmother, Jane Franzwa, lives in Tucson, Arizona. He became a professional musician while a sophomore in Glidden High School, playing trumpet with local dance bands. He joined the U.S. Navy's V-5 flight training program while awaiting graduation in May 1943, and was called to active duty on October 5, 1943. He was released to inactive duty in August 1946, as a Lt. (JG), in the United States Naval Reserve. Mr. Franzwa attended Iowa State College from September 1946 to May 1947; and the State University of Iowa from February 1948 until receiving a bachelor of journalism degree in August 1950. He moved to St. Louis, MO, in October 1950, and opened his firm, Gregory M. Franzwa Public Relations in 1955, a firm which remained in business until his move to Tucson, Ariz., in 1991. He founded the highly successful Tiger Rag Forever Jazz Band in the early 1960s, and the 1926 Jazz Band, an all-star group, also in St. Louis, in the late 1970s. He joined the Old Pueblo Jazz Band in Tucson and remained its leader until moving to Tooele, Utah in 2005. His first book, "The Old Cathedral", was published by the St. Louis Archdiocese in 1965. His second, "The Story of Old Ste. Genevieve", was the first to bear the imprimatur of his firm, The Patrice Press, in 1967. "The Oregon Trail Revisited", first published in 1967, established Mr. Franzwa's reputation as a premiere scholar of the history of the covered wagon emigration to the American West. The Patrice Press continued to publish Mr. Franzwa's works, as well as that of many other scholars. In 1996 the author began his state-by-state series of hardcover books on the Lincoln Highway. The six states west of the Mississippi River are now in print with his 21st book, "The Lincoln Highway: Illinois", in process. He was the principal founder of the Oregon-California Trails Association in 1982, a group dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of the historic road. 10 years later, in October 1992, he founded the current Lincoln Highway Association, with the same purpose. He married his soulmate, Kathleen A. Colyer on Dec. 23, 2000, after a storybook romance centered on the Oregon Trail. His remains were cremated and scattered over the Oregon Trail. At his request, there will be no services.
  10. This week on Georgia Public TV - the Old Dixie Highway http://georgiatravelergpb.blogspot.com/200...-old-dixie.html
  11. As many of you know I have been fixated on the Lincoln Highway for the last 15 years or so, and my obsessive-compulsive personality has led to the largest collection of Lincoln Highway ephemera which I plan to donate to the University of Michigan, Special Collections Library. Additionally, I became a Director of the Lincoln Highway Association, and am currently the Vice-President. http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/ I wanted to let you know about a nationally syndicated PBS show that will air tomorrow, and repeat on Friday on the Lincoln Highway. I hope you have a chance to view this show, as it is an enjoyable and educational look at the Father Road. Well, they cut my footage, but they did include a graphic of my 1920's Oakland - San Francisco Ferry ticket, and I am included in the final credits. Most of the folks on the show are good friends of mine I have made all across the country. A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway, PBS, Wednesday, 10/29/2009 at 8:00 pm http://www.wqed.org/tv/sebak/lincoln_hwy/ Please check for local listings - enjoy! I just found out about this link that has some of my cut footage - Rules of the Road and Green Chille Rant. Go to this page and click on my name..... http://www.wqed.org/tv/sebak/lincoln_hwy/video.php Please forward to anyone you think may enjoy this TV show - thanks. yer pal, Russell aka ypsi-slim Russell S. Rein
  12. As many of you know I have been fixated on the Lincoln Highway for the last 15 years or so, and my obsessive-compulsive personality has led to the largest collection of Lincoln Highway ephemera which I plan to donate to the University of Michigan, Special Collections Library. Additionally, I became a Director of the Lincoln Highway Association, and am currently the Vice-President. http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/ I wanted to let you know about a nationally syndicated PBS show that will air tomorrow, and repeat on Friday on the Lincoln Highway. I hope you have a chance to view this show, as it is an enjoyable and educational look at the Father Road. Well, they cut my footage, but they did include a graphic of my 1920's Oakland - San Francisco Ferry ticket, and I am included in the final credits. Most of the folks on the show are good friends of mine I have made all across the country. A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway, PBS, Wednesday, 10/29/2009 at 8:00 pm http://www.wqed.org/tv/sebak/lincoln_hwy/ Please check for local listings - enjoy! I just found out about this link that has some of my cut footage - Rules of the Road and Green Chille Rant. Go to this page and click on my name..... http://www.wqed.org/tv/sebak/lincoln_hwy/video.php Please forward to anyone you think may enjoy this TV show - thanks. yer pal, Russell aka ypsi-slim Russell S. Rein
  13. From the Louisville Courier-Journal.com: "Charlie Mattingly, who owns the Waverly Hills Sanatorium with his wife, Tina, wants to turn the property into a 78-room boutique hotel with a haunted twist. The former tuberculosis hospital off Dixie Highway already draws about 3,000 people a year for ghost tours. The following photos will take you on a tour of Waverly prior to proposed renovation. (By Alex Davis, The Courier-Journal) Aug. 6, 08" Be sure to check out the 31 pics: http://xrl.us/om3vi
  14. This September Albuquerque is hosting two roadside related conferences at the same time in September! The conferences have separate venues and activities. The Society for Commercial Archeology presents Southwest Detours - Roadside Culture in New Mexico, September 10 - 13. "The conference site is the Hotel Blue at 717 Central Ave in downtown Albuquerque (www.thehotelblue.com ). Opened in 1966 as the Downtowner Motel, Hotel Blue is located on historic 66 within walking distance of downtown sites including the Kimo Theater. Hotel amenities include continental breakfast and wired high-speed internet. Hotel reservations must be made by August 10. Reservations can be made directly using the Hotel Blue website reservation form. Under "Rate Information", select "SCA Convention" on the drop down menu. You may also call for reservations at 877-878-4868." Conference Registration - (now late) is $225 for members and and $270 for non-members which includes a one-year membership. You can pay by PayPal at the website: www.sca-roadside.org Also - the home page has links for all the conference details and to download a registration form. * Wed. Sept. 10 - Opening Receptions and Silent Auction - Kimo Theater * Thurs. Sept 11 - Bus Tour along Route 66 to Gallup, NM (includes tour book and lunch at El Rancho) * Fri. Sept. 12 - Symposium and Paper Sessions, includes lunch at Villa Di Capo * Sat. Sept. 13 - Bus Tour to Mountainair and Socorro, NM (US 60, includes tour guide and lunch in the Mountainair at the Pop Shafer Hotel, Restaurant and Curio Shop) Preserving the Historic Road is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary with it's 6th biennial conference in Albuquerque, from September 11-14 - Preserving the Historic Road Conference in New Mexico--The Land of Enchantment. " Preserving the Historic Road conference began in 1998 with the idea of bringing together transportation professionals and historic preservationists to discuss the plight of the nation's historic roads. Since that first gathering in Los Angeles, a biennial conference has grown showcasing issues of identification, preservation and management for historic roads in the United States and internationally. The four-day conference is structured around educational sessions, general sessions and field tours to historic roads' sites. Conference sessions address issues of highway engineering and technology for historic roads, highway safety, historic preservation strategies, roadside history, and highway policy and management. A popular feature of the conference is the "Friday Movie Night" where vintage highway construction and training films are screened. The conference is designed to facilitate dialogue and debate among attendees, and generous opportunities are provided for conversation and information sharing. " " Meeting space and conference facilities for Preserving the Historic Road 2008 will be at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town. Our host facility provides a setting rich in regional architecture and art, gardens and comfortable public spaces -- all just steps from Albuquerque's historic 18th-century plaza and cathedral." Here's the link for the hotel: http://hhandr.com/alb_main.php Early bird conference registration thru August 11 is $396, afterwards $469. * Thurs. Sept 10 - 3 different tours and a field session * Fri. Sept. 11 - Presentation at the Kimo Theater including Keynote Speaker - Michael Wallis, then after break - concurrent presentations at the Hotel Albuquerque follows, includes lunch. Later - Friday Night Movie Night * Sat. Sept 12 - More presentations at the Hotel Albuquerque, includes continental breakfast; closing Keynote by Chester Liebs, Preservation Scholar, author of Main Street to Miracle Mile; optional Route 66 After Dark Tour includes dinner. * Sunday Sept 13 - 2 different tours For complete details follow the conference links at: http://www.historicroads.org/sub7_1.htm I'll be going to the SCA Conference if I can get off from work - this includes a road trip there and back, and I hope to meet some of you folks in Albuquerque. I'm thinking of taking Route 66 there and maybe US 54 back. Can anyone recommend any restaurants in Albuquerque? I will be bringing postcards, maps, brochures and books for sale or trade - more info later (this will include 100s of my duplicate historic Route 66 and Lincoln Highway postcards) Regards, Russell Rein aka ypsi-slim Vice President, Lincoln Highway Association
  15. This September Albuquerque is hosting two roadside related conferences at the same time in September! The conferences have separate venues and activities. The Society for Commercial Archeology presents Southwest Detours - Roadside Culture in New Mexico, September 10 - 13. "The conference site is the Hotel Blue at 717 Central Ave in downtown Albuquerque (www.thehotelblue.com ). Opened in 1966 as the Downtowner Motel, Hotel Blue is located on historic 66 within walking distance of downtown sites including the Kimo Theater. Hotel amenities include continental breakfast and wired high-speed internet. Hotel reservations must be made by August 10. Reservations can be made directly using the Hotel Blue website reservation form. Under "Rate Information", select "SCA Convention" on the drop down menu. You may also call for reservations at 877-878-4868." Conference Registration - (now late) is $225 for members and and $270 for non-members which includes a one-year membership. You can pay by PayPal at the website: www.sca-roadside.org Also - the home page has links for all the conference details and to download a registration form. * Wed. Sept. 10 - Opening Receptions and Silent Auction - Kimo Theater * Thurs. Sept 11 - Bus Tour along Route 66 to Gallup, NM (includes tour book and lunch at El Rancho) * Fri. Sept. 12 - Symposium and Paper Sessions, includes lunch at Villa Di Capo * Sat. Sept. 13 - Bus Tour to Mountainair and Socorro, NM (US 60, includes tour guide and lunch in the Mountainair at the Pop Shafer Hotel, Restaurant and Curio Shop) Preserving the Historic Road is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary with it's 6th biennial conference in Albuquerque, from September 11-14 - Preserving the Historic Road Conference in New Mexico--The Land of Enchantment. " Preserving the Historic Road conference began in 1998 with the idea of bringing together transportation professionals and historic preservationists to discuss the plight of the nation's historic roads. Since that first gathering in Los Angeles, a biennial conference has grown showcasing issues of identification, preservation and management for historic roads in the United States and internationally. The four-day conference is structured around educational sessions, general sessions and field tours to historic roads' sites. Conference sessions address issues of highway engineering and technology for historic roads, highway safety, historic preservation strategies, roadside history, and highway policy and management. A popular feature of the conference is the "Friday Movie Night" where vintage highway construction and training films are screened. The conference is designed to facilitate dialogue and debate among attendees, and generous opportunities are provided for conversation and information sharing. " " Meeting space and conference facilities for Preserving the Historic Road 2008 will be at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town. Our host facility provides a setting rich in regional architecture and art, gardens and comfortable public spaces -- all just steps from Albuquerque's historic 18th-century plaza and cathedral." Here's the link for the hotel: http://hhandr.com/alb_main.php Early bird conference registration thru August 11 is $396, afterwards $469. * Thurs. Sept 10 - 3 different tours and a field session * Fri. Sept. 11 - Presentation at the Kimo Theater including Keynote Speaker - Michael Wallis, then after break - concurrent presentations at the Hotel Albuquerque follows, includes lunch. Later - Friday Night Movie Night * Sat. Sept 12 - More presentations at the Hotel Albuquerque, includes continental breakfast; closing Keynote by Chester Liebs, Preservation Scholar, author of Main Street to Miracle Mile; optional Route 66 After Dark Tour includes dinner. * Sunday Sept 13 - 2 different tours For complete details follow the conference links at: http://www.historicroads.org/sub7_1.htm I'll be going to the SCA Conference if I can get off from work - this includes a road trip there and back, and I hope to meet some of you folks in Albuquerque. I'm thinking of taking Route 66 there and maybe US 54 back. Can anyone recommend any restaurants in Albuquerque? I will be bringing postcards, maps, brochures and books for sale or trade - more info later (this will include 100s of my duplicate historic Route 66 and Lincoln Highway postcards) Regards, Russell Rein aka ypsi-slim Vice President, Lincoln Highway Association
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    Powell (airplane-shaped) Sevice Station

    The website appears to be back up: http://www.powellairplane.org/
  17. From Tennessee Guy Blog, Jeff Bradley author of many TN Travel Books: http://tennesseeguy.wordpress.com/2007/07/...e-to-fly-again/ http://tnguy.com/ "Powell Service Station Airplane to fly again? Just south of Ciderville between Knoxville and Clinton stands one of the more interesting roadside attractions in Tennessee: the Powell Airplane Service Station. Built in 1930, the structure recalls the excitement of a time when aviators such as Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes captured public imagination. It sits along Highway 25W, a stretch of the famed Dixie Highway that ran from Detroit to Miami. In our time, when one can drive 500 miles in one day and seemingly enter the same gas station/convenience store over and over, we can only imagine the delight of motorists from far away coming around the corner and seeing this fanciful building. Such structures once graced American highways, but almost all have been bulldozed. This one survives, just barely. A wonderful group calling itself the Airplane Filling Station Preservation Association seeks to restore the station to its original condition. Their website details progress and gives an address to which supporters can send donations. You can checkout the website at: http://www.powellairplane.org/ Here's another article about the Powell Airplane from Knoxnews.com, Clayton Hensley, Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Preservation effort gaining ground - Folks, businesses doing their part to help save landmark Carol Johnson and Tom Milligan wear seasonal attire for a fundraising appeal at the Airplane Service Station on Saturday in Powell. Members of the station’s preservation association were seeking money for Phase II of the landmark’s restoration. Long before the days of pay at the pump, travelers driving along the famed Dixie Highway often landed at an unusual-looking service station in Powell to fuel up. That airplane service station that now sits in a bend on U.S. Highway 25W overlooking a sprawling line of big-box retailers, restaurants and housing developments is no longer falling into disrepair, a victim of the elements. Work is underway to rehab the historic landmark and money is being raised to cover the costs. Brothers Elmer and Henry Nickle opened their Texaco service station in the early 1930s, after deciding an ode to aviation was just what was needed to lure travelers along the newly widened Dixie Highway, a major north-south artery that linked Chicago and Detroit with Miami. Seventy years later, the community has banded together and work is progressing to restore the historic landmark. By the 1960s, the station stopped selling gas and the building eventually housed a liquor store, a produce stand and several used car dealerships. The Texaco stars and the gas pumps have faded into history, but one group is racing against the clock to bring the station back to life. "The first time I saw it I was just captivated by the shape and everything, and distressed by the condition of it," said Rock Bernard, a member of the Airplane Filling Station Preservation Association. "We need to save this thing, so we're trying like crazy to do it." AFSPA took flight in 2003 with the goal of preserving the plane, an example of Mimetic or Whimsical Architecture. According to Bernard, the preservation project on Clinton Highway just north of Schaad Road is expected to cost between $116,000 and $210,000. The work passers-by see going on is to help stabilize the wings of the plane. "This is the most critical phase," Bernard said, noting that once the building is stabilized and there is enough money in the bank, AFSPA members hope to work on the fuselage and the interior. "Our intent is to leave the exterior profile historically correct," Bernard said, which includes old-fashioned pumps out front and restoring the entrance that was about two feet above the ground. The building will likely be leased out as office space. Bernard gives Tom Milligan much of the credit for recent efforts to "Save the Plane." Milligan helped convince the previous owners to sell the property and he even put up earnest money to secure the purchase. "I was coming up through here one day and I seen they had two bulldozers on the front and I thought they was fixin' to wreck the place," Milligan said, noting that when he first started working on the project he "knew we were going to have to have quite a lot of money to fix it." In 2005, Knox County gave AFSPA a $15,000 grant, which Bernard and Milligan said was used to purchase the property. Since then, AFSPA members have been selling T-shirts, magnets and other memorabilia to raise money for restoration efforts, which totals about $35,000, including Knox County's contribution. Repairs to the building and the property purchase have depleted much of the funds, according to Bernard, who said an anonymous donor will match up to $5,000 in donations. Other businesses in the community also have been doing their part to "Save the Plane." Tom Householder, manager of Home Depot on Clinton Highway, had been reading about the plane's plight when a customer came in and talked to him about it. Householder is a Powell native. "I know it's been a historic thing, even back to when I was a kid," Householder said. "It's a big part of Powell." Home Depot has donated lumber, screws and scaffolding. "I believe in trying to save anything we can and especially something historical," said Householder. And if the group gets to the point where more help is needed, Householder said one of his Team Depot Volunteer crews may also pitch in. AFSPA is also getting help from the Clayton Family Foundation and Saf-T-Enterprises. The Community Partnership Center at the University of Tennessee, an organization working to help communities take advantage of UT's academic resources, dispatched graduate students to get the airplane service station on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. Tim Ezzell, director of the Community Partnership Center, had driven by the plane several times and found it to be a valuable piece of local history. "It's a real link to that part of the county," Ezzell said. "It was built at a time when motoring was more of an adventure. As Powell continues to boom and new stores pop up all around the plane, Ezzell said the plane gives Powell personality and an identity. "Maybe the restoration can help that stretch of highway," he said.
  18. Waymarking.com now has a Dixie Highway Section, with lots of maps and pictures: http://www.waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx...f8-eb90a8817dd9
  19. From TCPalm.com: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2007/dec/18/ind...ie-highway-seg/ Indian River looking into whether Old Dixie Highway segment worth historic preservation INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Whether a 1.3-mile segment of Old Dixie Highway from Sebastian into Wabasso is historically significant enough to preserve will have to be decided another day. In a 5-0 vote Tuesday, the County Commission directed the Historic Resources Advisory Committee to first verify that route was part of the “Dixie Highway” that once connected Indianapolis to Miami. Even more than looming questions of history, commissioners said, Sebastian attorney Warren Dill persuaded them to table the matter after he said his client, a property owner along the route, hadn't had the required 30-day notice for the public hearing. At issue is Sebastian resident Harry Tanner's petition to declare a stretch of Old Dixie Highway a historic route and whether that designation should block property owners, such as Ocean Concrete, from widening or altering the road. Most of it is a single lane. Company representatives said the road passing by the east side of the proposed concrete plant isn't even the historic Dixie Highway. The historic panel is next scheduled to look further at the issue on Jan. 14. I forwarded this to Jim Powell in Florida and received this reply: Thanks, depending on where the segment in question is, it may very well be part of the Old Dixie. Continue south on US 1 to Roseland, FL Turn left on 82nd Ave (CR 505) Turn right on Old Dixie Highway and head south Continue south as it becomes Central Ave Bear left on to US 1 and head in to Sebastian, FL Turn right on Fellsmere Blvd Turn left on Old Dixie Highway Turn right and head south on US 1 to Wabasso, FL
  20. I'm posting my last Lincoln Highway E-Newsletter from October. Even though this was previously posted on the new LHA Blog on the Official LHA website, I was never really happy with the result and will be rethinking that format. I apologize for any of the links that no longer work. "In late August and early September 2007, WQED producer Rick Sebak, intrepid cameraman Bob Lubomski and the multi-talented Jarrett Buba are gathering material for a new PBS [TV] program on the history and enduring charms of America’s first transcontinental paved highway. Its working title is A RIDE ALONG THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY" from the Blog Lincoln Highway Postcard: http://www.wqed.org/tv/natl/lincoln_hwy/blog/archives/4 [You navigate chronologically through this blog by clicking the underlined links with the arrows under the bridge pic] Rick Sebak is a popular producer of public TV documentaries including ones on Pennsylvania Diners, sandwiches and ice cream. You can read more about Rick at the WQED Pittsburgh web site: http://www.wqed.org/tv/pghist/sebak.shtml ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA)will be sponsoring a 2009 Transcontinental Convoy to commemorate the 1919 Army Convoy on the Lincoln Highway. The Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) is partnering with the MVPA to provide assistance with this venture. You can read more about it at their website: http://www.mvpaconvoy.org/Home%20.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kathleen Dow, of the Special Collection Library at the University of Michigan, which holds the archives of the original Lincoln Highway Association writes, " In addition to the completion of the Digital Image Archive, I also wanted to let you all know that I received a small grant (donated by a local businessman) to hire an archivist to re-process/re-house the papers of the Lincoln Highway Association. As those of you who have used the 4 linear feet of correspondence, minutes, printed ephemera, and newsletters know, the papers definitely needed some attention. I've hired a UM grad student and she has started working on the archive; one of the first things she is doing is removing all of the acidic sheets of glassine that were interleaved between the documents. Not only will we end up with the papers more comfortably housed, but we will also have a finding aid or guide to the boxes. We will be able to mount this document on the web, which will be a great help to all of you conducting research. I will keep you posted as to the progress of the project." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The New York Times Archive 1851 - 1980 is now online, with many old articles scanned and accessible as PDF files. There are many articles on the Lincoln Highway starting with the 1912 Hoosier Tour. I created a search for the Lincoln Highway at the link below. http://xrl.us/7cis [You may need to create a free account at the NYT] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lots of sites listed September 10, 1913 as the opening of the Lincoln Highway with inaccurate text such as, "1913 - The Lincoln Highway opened, becoming the first paved coast-to-coast highway in the United States. It is now known as U.S. 30" Oh well...... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ John & Lenore Weiss have a new books out about a triangle road trip in Illinois covering Route 66, the Lincoln Highway and the Dixie Highway. More information is at their website: http://www.il66authority.com/ Read at review at Route66News.com: http://xrl.us/6yr4 Michaels Wallis and Williamson's new book on the Lincoln Highway, and their cross country book tour generated a lot of publicity this summer: IL LHA Director Kay\ Shelton has a web site about the book: http://illinoislincolnhighway.tripod.com/OneRoadOneBook.html Here's a review at the Route 66 News blog: http://xrl.us/6xei Checkout the tour blog with many photos: http://www.lincolnhighwaybook.com/ From the Wall Street Journal: http://xrl.us/6xhq From KCBD all news radio in San Francisco: http://xrl.us/6xfh From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07196/801263-37.stm From the LATimes.com: http://xrl.us/6xgv From the New York Post's Required Reading column: http://xrl.us/6xgx From the Fort Wayne Observed blog with a video: http://indiana.typepad.com/fwob/2007/07/michael-wallis-.html From the Deseret Morning News: http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,695195505,00.html from the New York Times - The Virtues of Avoiding Interstates by Phil Patton: http://xrl.us/6xkn From the HuntingtonNews.net: http://xrl.us/6xod Wallis also was featured on the Comedy Channel's Colbert Report. You can watch the video here: http://xrl.us/6xn9 [May require a highspeed web connection] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The East Liverpool Review did a story on the Chester - Lincoln Highway bridge during the first week of August. It's not on-line. Anyone have a copy? Here's the Save-A-Landmark page on the Chester's world's biggest teapot: http://www.yorktownsquare.com/2007/09/shoe_house.php and at http://xrl.us/6yuz ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LHA PA Director Olga Herbert has been busy - read about her plans for the enhanced PA Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor HQ site, from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: http://xrl.us/6yrj And the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor wins a 2007 Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards from the Westmoreland County Historical Society: http://xrl.us/6ytm Take a virtual drive on the Lincoln Highway care of PennDot - go to this site: http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/ividlog/video_locate.asp Accept at the disclaimer pager Make sure pop-ups are allowed in your browser and the Google toolbar if you use it. Read the disclaimer and click on I Accept Select your connection speed At the 1st drop down, Pick a Search Site, select: PennDot Route At the 2nd drop town, Select County, select: Bedford At the last dropdown, Route, select 0030 Lincoln Hwy Then click Go There is a FAQ page if you are having problems or want more info: http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/ividlog/ividlog_faq.htm Brian Butko alerts us to the fact the Twin Hi-Ways Drive-In Movie theater, named for the Lincoln and William Penn Highways has reopened after 11 years: http://www.twinhiwaydrivein.com/ And from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07193/801011-57.stm Brian also sends us these stories: The LH bridge over Turtle Creek will be replaced: http://xrl.us/6yun Save-A-Landmark brings $20,000 shine to Shoe House: http://xrl.us/6yuv An all terrain vehicle park (ATV) in Somerset County, PA attracts visitors as fall away as Ohio, and has sparked new business in Reels Corner: http://xrl.us/6xd8 Roadtrippin' Blog features Lancaster to Pittsburgh: http://xrl.us/6xe9 Bernie and Esther Queneau were featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article in July, Mt. Lebanon man recalls eventful 1928 trip along Lincoln Highway. My favorite quote from Esther: "I got the ultimate Lincoln Highway collectible," she says, "a 1928 Boy Scout.": http://xrl.us/6xhh and at: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07207/804382-55.stm Esther writes to let us know about the Big Mac museum on the LH, from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07268/819157-37.stm Read more about it and check out some pics at the RoadsideAmerica.com site: http://xrl.us/6xqb Checkout the wonderful website for the ice cream parlor - the Franklin Fountain in downtown Pennsylvania: http://www.franklinfountain.com/ Color snapshots of the Grandview Ship Hotel at Suzy's bloomers Blog: http://xrl.us/6yqp "York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich recently gave an absorbing tour of the Lincoln Highway - Route 30 - in and around Abbottstown and New Oxford" at YorkTownSquare.com: http://xrl.us/6ysc Jalynn's Window on Nature blog has some pics of the LH near Schellsburg - A Very Scenic Drive: http://xrl.us/6ysr Great Thai Food in Amish Country at the Lemon Grass, 2481 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster. Read the review at: http://xrl.us/6yvu [barbeque and Thai are my favorite road foods - both are usually at least good or better] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From the DailyRecord.com - "Lincoln Way Elementary School gained distinction for its heritage on the Lincoln Highway Friday, earning a proclamation from the mayor of Wooster and an official replica of the historical markers that lined the original 1928 route.": http://www.the-daily-record.com/news/article/2387292 An article about the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way yardsale from CantonRep.com: http://xrl.us/6xmh "Buy-Way Sale a big hit in Crawford County": http://xrl.us/6xm4 Canton Lincoln Highway bricks preserved for the Great Platte River Road Archway Museum in Kearney, Nebraska: http://xrl.us/6xk9 [Anyone have a semi to deliver these?] and an update: http://xrl.us/6xmw The last half of this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the National Hamburger Festival is all about the Lincoln Highway Steel Trolley Diner in Lisbon, OH: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07196/801262-34.stm CantonRep.com, July 31 contained the following letter: "With great interest, I read the article "Book traces the nation's first coast-to-coast route" (July 23). My parents, Moses and Lydia Gingerich, with five children, made the trip in 1921 with a remodeled 1915 Model T truck on the graveled Lincoln Highway, Route 30, leaving from Bucklin, Kan., in Ford County near Dodge City. How often I would sit and listen to the story of their eight-day trip to Hartville, Ohio, patching tubes, driving on gravel roads and living in a remodeled small pick up truck. My Amish family, too poor to afford a train ticket, was advised to buy the pickup and resell it in Ohio. Precious memories for me - I was born in 1924. John E. Gingerich, Lake Township." Tragedy at an on-grade railroad crossing in Bucyrus on the LH from the Ahnentafel Blog: http://agnette.wordpress.com/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Goshen replica diner was featured on the Food Channel's popular TV show - Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. I'm not sure of the source of the following article about this: The "South Side Soda Shop" has had the same owners for 21 years. July 3, 2007. Reporter: Ryan Famuliner A Goshen restaurant is about to make it's debut on one of the food network's most popular shows. It's called "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives." The South Side Soda Shop has been a fixture in Goshen for decades. Now, the owners are bracing themselves for changes that might come after their hometown, family diner hits the national airwaves. It's that family feel that's kept the south side soda shop running all these years -- both financially... "People would know you by name, and also know what you were gonna order," said Todd Davis, a long-time customer at the soda shop. …And literally. Nick Boyd and his wife Charity own and run the soda shop - and both of their daughters work there too. "Growing up here, they know the customers, the products. If for some reason my wife or I couldn't be here, it'd be in good hands," said owner Nick Boyd But come next week, there might be something that threatens that family feel -- flocks of food network viewers. "Mom called one of the other restaurants and they said their business increased 200%," said Nicole Boyd, Nick's daughter who also works at the diner. For the soda shop's regular customers, that could mean an imposition on their usual hang-out. "Customers are funny, they may even want to sit at their regular tables. And they may come in and they have to sit somewhere else or they have to wait for a table," Nick Boyd said. But, that doesn't mean the regulars are upset. "I mean, they're happy for us. You know, the customers are like our family also. All this publicity is great, but they're the ones that have kept us in business for 21 years," Nick Boyd said. And the family is ready to adapt to whatever comes their way. "As a family we've talked about what we're going to need to do, and how we're going to all really have to come together and be willing to stay until, you know, midnight if necessary to be able to make the food. So I mean, I think we're excited, and there's so many possibilities that could come out of this," Nicole Boyd said. There are a few last-minute jitters before the episode airs. "It's kind of scary for me, that like a million people are going to be seeing my family on TV. But it's also exciting at the same time because more people will come to, like, experience the wonderful food and atmosphere here," said Hannah Boyd, Nick's other daughter who works at the diner. The owners say their staples are a family spaghetti recipe, their chili and their homemade Swedish limpa bread. They're open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. The episode of "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" featuring the south side soda shop is set to air Monday, July 9th, at 10:00 pm. The show was originally set to air last night, but it got pushed back to next week because of the 4th of July. Next week's episode is called "retro," and the soda shop will be featured alongside a California burger joint, and a homestyle Oregon cafe. The owners say the producers of the show called them about the show, and at first they thought it was a practical joke. After a series of interviews, the soda shop was chosen to be on the show. South Side Soda Shop 1122 S Main St Goshen, IN 46526 Tel: (574) 534-3790 Website: http://southsidesodashopdiner.com/ Valparaiso, Indiana's 49'er Drive-In Theatre is located south of the city on SR 49. Check out their website at: http://www.49erdrivein.com/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IL LHA Director Kay Shelton gave a Lincoln Highway presentation sponsored by the Sycamore Historical Society: http://xrl.us/6xou Lincoln Highway mural proposed for Dixon: http://xrl.us/6xhy Paul Dilworth of Los Angeles will paint the third streetscape mural in DeKalb: http://xrl.us/6xg7 A new antique store has opening in DeKalb at 235 E. Lincoln Highway, featuring architectural antiques: http://xrl.us/6xex Frankfort and New Lenox rally for Route 30 - Lincoln Highway widening, from the FrankfortStar.com http://xrl.us/6xfd A new Italian restaurant called Filo Spinatos and translates in Italian to barbed wire, is planned for 241 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb: http://xrl.us/6xfw The Lincoln Highway Buy-Way yard sale extends west into IL: http://xrl.us/6xf2 Kay Shelton has a blog about the Illinois Buy-Way participants that includes some links to local businesses: http://xrl.us/6xj2 Willow chairs from Fulton sold on the LH during the depression from the Glimpses of Fulton blog: http://glimpsefulton.blogspot.com/2007/09/willow-chairs.html Booster days in Creston - from Axcess News: http://axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/12297 Live music and a good place to hang out in DeKalb - the House Cafe at 263 E. Lincoln Highway: http://www.star.niu.edu/article.php?id=332 and at: http://www.star.niu.edu/article.php?id=569 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yahoo's Roaddog reports: " The June 3rd Marshalltown Times Republican reports that the Twin Town Motel sign, which has been on US-30 since the 1950s, will be torn down shortly. The eight unit motel was torn down last year to make room for a new convenience store. Tama and Toledo are often called Iowa's Twin Cities. The owners of the sign are considering offering it on ebay and are open to offers from locals about the sign. Vintage neon signs are now considered to be highly collectible and a Neon Museum has even opened in Las Vegas recently. I think there is another one in Ohio. The Twin Town Motel was built in 1954 by Fred Mohrfield on the relocated US-30 in Toledo. Next to it he had a Standard Oil Station and later the Standard Cafe was built. He had first built a Standard station in 1932 on old 30. In 1937, he added tourist cabins and a few years later, built a motel which was later converted to apartments. A couple years ago, it was seriously damaged by fire and since leveled. The article goes on to name some local vintage neon signs: *Indian headdress by King Tower Cafe in Tama- a classic!!! *Maid-Rite sign at Big T at the junction of 63 and 30 *Dick's restaurant and Champaign glass denoting the Granada Lounge was sold at auction when they closed in the 80s, but now located at the present Hardee's site at 63 and 30 Others now gone: *L. Ranko Motel (now there is a great name for a motel if I've ever heard one)- presently it is the Budget Inn in Toledo *Toledo Convalescent Home *Henderson Funeral Home- (what - a funeral home with neon?)" Article title: "Historic US 30 motel sign is 'checking out'" by John Speer Brian Butko reports that he took some photos of this sign three years ago. You can view them on his Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49803691@N00/541708790/ Howard Stovall forwarded the Iowa Dept. of Transportation (IDOT) web link for their Historic Auto Trails Page I couldn't find in the last newsletter: http://www.iowadot.gov/autotrails/indexauto.htm The Iowa Bed and Breakfast Association website has a page featuring the Lincoln Hoyel in Lowden, IA: http://iabedandbreakfast.com/blog/?p=982 The Marshalltown Times Republican ran a story on September 3rd - King Tower dedication to be held on September 23. "The work is a continuation of Tama volunteers who maintain the nearby Lincoln Highway bridge historic site and promote the highway's history and importance. ..." [i missed this story and they only have a 7 day archive online. Anyone have a copy?] I found this from Roaddog's blog: http://xrl.us/6ytd This weekend, a five year restoration project of one of the original King Tower cabins in Tama, Iowa, comes to a conclusion with its formal dedication. The King Tower continues to be a major attraction along the Lincoln Highway. When built in 1937, it was heralded as one of the most modern truck stops in the nation. It consisted of a two story restaurant, and an adjacent filling station/garage. The filling station/garage was torn down awhile back, but the restaurant, which was air-conditioned when it was opened, still serves some great food and has that remarkable neon Indian head sign outside. This effort has been headed up by Ron Cory, a Tama businessman with work done by a group of volunteers who also maintain the very famous and unique nearby 1915 Lincoln Highway bridge, the one with the words Lincoln Highway carved into its sides. Originally, there were 18 cabins behind the King Tower One Stop for overnight stays by tourists. The formal dedication will take place September 23rd. Kyle D. Gassiott, Host/Producer, Iowa Public Radio, WSUI/KSUI writes, "Hello Russell, Thank you so much for listing my IBNA award in the Lincoln Highway Newsletter. Someone mentioned you were looking for links to my story. It aired on Weekend America on July 29, 2006. Here’s the link to the main show page: (Third story down) http://xrl.us/6ys3 The real player link to the story: http://xrl.us/6ys5 And the link to the photos we took: http://xrl.us/6ys9 Thanks again, Kyle Archive.org has the following 1922 document online: Preliminary impact studies--Skunk River bridge on the Lincoln highway near Ames, Iowa: http://www.archive.org/details/preliminaryimpac00fullrich ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A pedestrian and bicycle trail is proposed along the old Lincoln Highway between Omaha and Elkhorn: http://xrl.us/6ysn Ghost Roads of Nebraska from the WashingtonPost.com: http://xrl.us/6xqh A couple near Sutherland, Nebraska collect their very own diner: http://xrl.us/2tgp Blackstad's Blog has some musings on small town Nebraska, namely Schuyler at: http://xrl.us/6yru as does Prairie Traveler http://xrl.us/6yt8 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wienies & Things - a unique new eatery on LH in Rock River, from the Jackson Hole Star Tribune, Oasis on the Plains: http://xrl.us/6xgt ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Karl Breckinridge's column from the Reno Gazette Journal discusses - " Of Fords and Ravioli": An observation here last Sunday brought a half-a-dozen e-mails – we noted downtown construction had exposed a sign on the back wall of Reno Furniture’s store on Virginia Street, a sign in an alley that had been obscured for many years – first by Ford dealer Richardson-Lovelock, then by a temporary building that was recently razed. The e-mail comments fell in two directions – when was the sign ever visible from any thoroughfare? And, obviously from old-timers: Wasn’t Reno’s Ford dealer once in the Reno Furniture building? One-by-one we’ll reconstruct that central downtown block, and here I’m playing with relatively ancient phone books, Polk City Directories and Sanborn Fire maps, which tend to differ from each other by a year or two. (There’s one of the reasons that I don’t venture back prior to World War II often in these pages…) There are tracks toward a Ford dealership even before 1917 but fairly solid records of “Calavada Ford” operating in Reno, downtown in the 400 block of North Virginia Street. (I’ve written “Calavada” twice in the past and twice you read “Cal-Vada.” The former sold Fords, the latter Jeeps.) Calavada Ford operated in a building, brick, per the Sanborn map, that was a doorway south of Reno Furniture’s location at 432 N. Virginia. That dealership later moved to the corner of East Fourth and “University” Street, the present Center Street’s prewar name. In 1938 it was acquired by Richardson and Lovelock, and one of my old columns further describes those two fine guys. Reno Furniture’s alley sign that I wrote of was visible from 1940 until the dealership was significantly enlarged to the north, obscuring the sign (the block had been occupied by some stately single-family homes until 1955.) Rounding out the thought, Fred Bartlett bought the dealership in 1966, and Forest Lovelock joined veteran Reno auto dealer Pio Mastering. The Reno Furniture building at 432 N. Virginia Street originally housed Reno Grocery, a wholesale grocer to the trade – that building tracking to 1923 on a Sanborn map. Shifting gears slightly, I'll scribe that while following a Citifare bus earlier this week, I'll noted a placard “80 years of Inez” over second line “70 years of the Halfway Club” with a photo of Mama herself alongside. “This demands to be chronicled,” I thought to myself and turned east on Highway 40 toward the Halfway Club to investigate further. Sources inside that legendary lair spun the tale of a beautiful bundle of joy arriving in St. Mary’s on Feb. 11th of 1927, being named Inez by her parents John and Elvira Casale and being taken home to the present Halfway Club building where she would live during her childhood. It was then indeed halfway between Reno and Sparks, a fur piece from either, as it would remain until well into the 1950s. The Casales would open an Italian deli specializing in raviolis in 1935, and in 1937 reopen as a restaurant where the by-then world-famous raviolis were served to travelers on the Lincoln Highway. Ines married Steamboat Stempeck in 1946 and continued making the best raviolis in the world (and now I’ll probably hear from Bruno Selmi in Gerlach. Well, they’re both damn good!) Inez at 80 remains the popular grande dame of the local social and culinary landscape, still embracing the Halfway Club’s corporate mantra, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” I know the Sunday readers join me in sending her our best. Have a good week; it’s OK to scream if you hear “Danny Boy” one more time, and God bless America. Karl's web page is at: http://www.karlbreckenridge.com/ NV US 50 - LH pics from JoesBigBlog: http://xrl.us/6xna ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Checkout Truckee.com's History Page with a link to a Historic Downtown Walking Tour: http://www.truckee.com/history.html Truckee River's Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway (paved and unpaved sections) includes sections of the Lincoln Highway, read more from the Sierra Sun: http://xrl.us/6xet and at the Bikeway website: http://www.tpbikeway.org/ From BigMallRat's Blog - All roads lead to Oakland: "This advertisement of interest is from the H. C. Capwell Company, celebrating the opening of the Carquinez Bridge in May of 1927. The advertisement extols the virtues of the "six great highways" delivering traffic across the new bridge to Oakland; bringing in new shoppers from all over. The six great highways include the Pacific Highway, Redwood Highway, Lincoln Highway.....": http://xrl.us/6xfo [click on the ad pic to enlarge] Toward the bottom of the Dublin, CA's Library blog is a picture of the Lincoln Highway and US 50 - "This photograph shows Dublin in about 1940 with the original Lincoln Highway 50 merging with the new Lincoln Highway 50. It is an example of the kind of photograph that will be scanned and digitized as part of new project that the Library and the Dublin Heritage Center are currently engaged in." The photos will be available on the web through the Calisphere website operated by the University of California. Read more about at the website (August 8 posting): http://dublinlibrary.wordpress.com/2007/08/ Check out Calisphere at: http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/ JoesBigBlog has some nice pictures of the Lincoln Highway bridge railings at: http://xrl.us/6xkx Mike Kaelin writes, "Gentlemen, an article in today's Sunday edition of "The Record" (Stockton) puts a major part of the 1924-1927 Lincoln Highway in jeopardy! The 'history-challenged' Stockton City Council is considering approving the "Oakmoore Gateway Specific Plan", some kind of development which would result in closing off Hwy. 99 access to Wilson Way; it would also make a cul-de-sac at the north end of Newton Road (1924-1927 LH), eliminate that portion of Wilson Way (1924-1927 LH) which connects the southbound Hwy. 99 off-ramp to Newton Road, and would re-align other parts of Wilson Way (not LH) with Maranatha Drive. Comrades and LH consuls, stay tuned on this one, because Monday I will definitely be visiting City Hall in Stockton to get a copy of this ill-advised 'plan' and more information! [Anyone have an update on this?] Wow - check out the NorCal Explorer's Blog of Motel Row along US 40 in Sacramento: http://xrl.us/6yt4 Bear Rescue on the Rainbow Bridge - Donner Summit, from ABC TV, LA [with video] http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=...&id=5680253 and from KNBC with great slideshow [click on pic] http://www.knbc.com/news/14218253/detail.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The American Road Forum has a great series of posts from Keep the Show on the Road with many pictures, detailing his trip on the Lincoln Highway as follows: Lincoln Highway 1920 & Now Carson City - Fallon, NV http://xrl.us/6xpi Lincoln Highway - Brothels, Pony Express, & Shoetrees, The Lincoln Highway Between Fallon and Austin, NV http://xrl.us/6xpk Lincoln Highway Photos Roadhound Didn't Take http://xrl.us/6yrs and from Roadhound: Part 2: Following The Early Lincoln In Utah; West Valley City To Dugway http://xrl.us/6xpn Part 3: Running With The Ponies http://xrl.us/6xpr Part 4: Callao To Ely http://xrl.us/6xpt Part 5: Great Basin And Points West http://xrl.us/6xpv Part 6: The Road Home http://xrl.us/6xpx Check out Waymarking.com's Lincoln Highway pages at: http://xrl.us/6xho A 50th Anniversary recreation of beat author Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road includes the Lincoln Highway. Read more at Boston.com's travel site: http://xrl.us/6xgc and from the North Platte Bulletin - The beat goes on: Tracing Kerouac's tracks through North Platte, Lincoln County and Nebraska: http://xrl.us/6xg3 Brian and Sarah Butko's new book: Roadside Attractions: Cool Cafes, Souvenir Stands, Route 66 Relics, & Other Road Trip Fun, Stackpole Press came out this June. Here's the link at Amazon.com: http://xrl.us/6xn5 Visit Brian's website at: http://www.brianbutko.com/ and read Brian's interview at Heidi's Pick Six blog, and dig that picture of Sarah and Brian in their new roadbuilding equipment: http://ambasadora.livejournal.com/143298.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ An amazing photo archive - Michigan State University has a online photo website - The Making of Modern Michigan. It includes 1,996 photos of the 1909 Detroit to Denver Glidden Tour. http://xrl.us/7th The emerging trend of "slow travel" is described in this Chicago Sun Times article: http://xrl.us/ypsi and visit the new slow travel site at: http://www.slowtrav.com/USA/ The future of on-line maps - Everyscape launches later this fall will street level view of San Francisco, New York Boston and Seattle. Check out the demo which let you click and drag in all directions, and virtually drive down streets: http://www.everyscape.com/ Amateur color photographer Charles Cushman's archive is now on-line thanks to Indiana University. You can visit the home page and read more about it at: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/cushman/index.jsp This collection is especially strong in the western states with 4,723 color view of California. Here's a sample of the building of the second Carquinez bridge in 1957: http://xrl.us/6xdy Home Education Magazine alerts us to the "Woman Who Dare" series at the Library of Congress including "Sara Bard Field, who carried a suffrage petition by car from San Francisco to President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C. — before the Lincoln Highway was paved or even clearly marked.": http://www.homeedmag.com/blogs/resources/?p=441 Read more about it the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2006/06-208.html There's a 54 minute webcast at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_w....php?rec=401218 year old bicycler David Kunes does a transcontinental trip on US 6: http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1244668.html Bill Inman is traveling coast to coast on horseback, from Wyoming's Green River Star: http://xrl.us/6yro And visit Bill's website at: http://www.uncoveringamerica.com/ Here's one I haven't heard of. A new book is out: C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race: The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-Coast Run Across America. Read more about it at the publisher - Rodale Books website: http://xrl.us/6xnp ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ebay auctions: A large 1918 wall road map of Illinois went for $43: http://xrl.us/7bae A real photo postcard of Globin's resort in Al Tahoe closed at $33.58 http://xrl.us/7bag A printed black and white view of a diner interior from Bordentown, NJ required $217.50 to take home: http://xrl.us/7bai A boxed set of 25 real photo Keystone Stereoviews of the Eastern half of the Lincoln Highway was a bargain at $90: http://xrl.us/7bak Two very scarce early views of Medicine Bow, Wyoming went for $57.99 and $53.99 respectively: http://xrl.us/7ban http://xrl.us/7bar A real photo of the intersection of Valley Rd and the Lincoln Hwy in Paoli, PA was a battle between two bidders when it closed at $257.00! http://xrl.us/7bat A 1920 Golden Gate Pocket Guide & Map of San Francisco went for $70.65: http://xrl.us/7bax A signed limited edition volume, The Salt of Earth, by Bonneville Salt Flats land speed record holder A B Jenkins closed at $113.50: http://xrl.us/7baz A real photo post card of Red Fox James from the Indian School in Carlisle, PA from 1914 and on the Lincoln Highway brought only one bid at its opening price of $124.95: http://xrl.us/7bbf [Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, seeking approval for a day to honor American Indians. On December 14, 1915, Red Fox James presented the endorsements of 24 state governments to the White House. There is no record, however, of such a national day being proclaimed. I have another real photo postcard of Red Fox on the Lincoln Highway in Utah. You can read more about Red Fox at: http://electricindian.50megs.com/redfox2.htm ] A set of 90 1915 -1917 strip maps of the National Old Trails Highway from the Southern California Auto Club was very popular bringing 23 bids and closed at $716.66: http://xrl.us/7bbo A Howard Johnsons Restaurant logo'd china teapot went for $307.45: http://xrl.us/7bbq A nice condition folding Texaco Lincoln Highway Road map closed at $64.00 http://xrl.us/7bbu and another went for $60.95: http://xrl.us/7bb2 A 1923 Illinois Dept. Of Highways Construction Map surprisingly brought $204: http://xrl.us/7bb6 A AAA Lincoln Highway brochure went for $21.97: http://xrl.us/7bca An aluminum business card from the Lincoln Highway Garage in York, PA closed at $36: http://xrl.us/7bcg A 1924 National Park to Park Highway Map brought $114.50: http://xrl.us/7bck Checkout this neat medal token from 1976, as produced by the Iowa US 30 Association: http://xrl.us/7bcn A 1929 Humble Oil map guide of the Airways, Highways, and Waterways of Texas closed at $90.89: http://xrl.us/7bcr Don't you wish you saved those plastic gas pump figurine salt and pepper shakers from the '50s? This pair from Standard brought $147.49: http://xrl.us/7bct These Shell ones from Van Wert, OH brought $91: http://xrl.us/7bcx This real photo postcard of the Hoffman Hotel garage on the LH in Bedford, PA closed at $43: http://xrl.us/B.C. An interior of the dining room at the hotel brought $46: http://xrl.us/7bd4 A scarce real photo view of the Lincoln Lodge west of Ligonier, PA brought $79.85: http://xrl.us/7bc5 A nice copy of the scarce By Motor to the Golden Gate by Emily Post closed at $53.79: http://xrl.us/7bc9 A yellow diamond Winding Road sign with marble reflectors was popular drawing 14 bids and closed at $280: http://xrl.us/7bdb A 1925 Custer Battlefield road map brought $71: http://xrl.us/7bdd A 1936 menu from Farrell's Cafe on the LH in Columbia, PA closed at $51: http://xrl.us/7bdf A really nice porcelain sign for Members of United Motor Courts brought $159: http://xrl.us/7bdo The very scare (limited to 150) volume Retracing the Pioneers written by Hugo Alois Taussig was privately published in San Francisco in 1916. This is an early western auto trip narrative. It closed at $96: http://xrl.us/7bdu Another one of those Lincoln Highway Garage signs from Rawlins, WY turns up again from the same seller who keeps finding these "in an old garage in Rawlins" closed at $132.49: http://xrl.us/7bdy A shield shaped steel US 6 sign with most of its paint gone closed at $146.94: http://xrl.us/7bd2 A rare butter box from the Lincoln Highway Dairy in Delphos, OH closed at $66: http://xrl.us/7bd6 A vintage luggage decal from Chambers Lodge in Lake Tahoe received 10 bids and brought $54: http://xrl.us/7bea A worn and rusty Lincoln Highway cigar tin box still brought $56.55: http://xrl.us/7bec A scarce 1925 Standard Oil road map of Alabama closed at $56.77: http://xrl.us/7bec A very scarce 1921 volume of Locke's Good Road Maps covering the Western states, extensively illustrated with photos of gas stations, garages and one stops was in demand and closed at $209: http://xrl.us/7bek An early real photo postcard view showing the road way over the Donner Summit closed at $53.98: http://xrl.us/7ben A modern (mid-century) chrome view postcard of Kings Beach in Lake Tahoe was a surprise when it closed at $59: http://xrl.us/7bet An attractive '50s advertising postcard from the Midwest Motel on the LH east of Fort Wayne closed at $46: http://xrl.us/5jca [This distinctive postcard was published by a long gone company from Winona Lake, IN. I am interested in finding out more information about this company.] Iowa maps (like Nevada and Michigan) are always popular. This 1931 "Iowa has stepped out of the mud" one brought $43.42: http://xrl.us/7bez This 1937 Iowa Official State Hwy map brought $34.33: http://xrl.us/7be3 A 1938 Centennial one brought $64.21: http://xrl.us/7be5 and a 1939 one brought $32.88: http://xrl.us/7be7 A 1926 road map of Montana from the Sunburst Refining Co, was highly desired with 13 bids and closed at $185.53: http://xrl.us/7be9 A collection of Lincoln Highway Dairy bottles - 3 cream top quarts and 2 half-pints brought $152.52: http://xrl.us/7bfd For some reason lots of real photo postcards of the tiny LH mining town Dutch Flats in CA have been showing up in the last few months. This attractive main street view closed at $74: http://xrl.us/7bff This view showing hydraulic mining brought $48.77: http://xrl.us/7bfj A 1921 volume - Motor Camping by Elon Jessop went for $66.56: http://xrl.us/7bfm A 1926 volume - Motoring Thru the Yosemite, closed at $67.66: http://xrl.us/7bfo A 1920's Indian Oil road map of Indiana attracted 13 bids and closed at $128: http://xrl.us/7bfq A 1932 Mohawk Hobbs map guide to the Lincoln Highway brought $34.55: http://xrl.us/7bfu A 1923 one brought $36.45: http://xrl.us/7bf2 I've been trying to get one of these Studebaker 1909 Pathfinding for the Glidden Tour booklets for over 20 years. My bid of $151.99 was not sufficient for this one which closed at $154.49: http://xrl.us/7bf6 and my bid of $169.50 was not sufficient for this 2nd one that closed at $172: http://xrl.us/7bga That's all for now, ypsi-slim
  21. ypsi-slim

    End Of The Road

    I've been trying to get a transfusion from Bernie for years. I think he turns 96 this year! Bernie and Esther Queneau were featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article in July, Mt. Lebanon man recalls eventful 1928 trip along Lincoln Highway. My favorite quote from Esther: "I got the ultimate Lincoln Highway collectible," she says, "a 1928 Boy Scout.": http://xrl.us/6xhh
  22. ypsi-slim

    1925 Dixie Highway Guide

    The pre US-25 routing between Cincinnati and Lexington was part of the Dixie Highway Eastern Route. The Dixie Highway had a parallel east and west route with plenty of loops, feeders and a dog-leg. Here's a map from 1923: http://www.us-highways.com/tzimm/dhmap23.htm Checkout the dog-leg from Chicago - Danville - Indianapolis, and the loop around Michigan's thumb. I have other maps that show an even more complicated route including an east and west routing between Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. The Dixie Highway Association was headquarted in Chatanooga, TN and unlike the Lincoln Highway Association never produced a route guide. The best bet is to get a Scarborough's Official Automobile Green Book for the Midwest states, from 1916 through 1924. Each of these volumes contains detailed descriptions for driving the DH in the Midwest States, AND a special blue-paged Dixie Highway section with the remaining descriptions for the South. These are a must have for DH touring. If anyone needs one let me know and I will keep a look out. You can usually get these for about $35 - $40 on ebay.
  23. I forgot to post my last Lincoln Highway E-Newsletter - my bad. Before I post my new one I want to give everyone the chance to check it out. You can read it at: http://xrl.us/7kw9 I also want to address some comments made about me - I am definitely not an expert in the early routing of the Lincoln Highway, especially in the western states - Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California. There is so much of the Lincoln Highway there that has been reduced to jeep trails on private ranches, driveways, etc. that you would really have to live in the area, and have lots of free time, to figure things out. The 2007 National Lincoln Highway Conference pre-tour in Wyoming proved that. Despite the fact that we were on dirt roads for hours, there were always barely discernible tracks and traces of earlier routes. Thanks to Randy Wagner for these wonderful pre and post Conference Tours. Lastly - I still haven't figured out how folks are getting pics in their posting, and would appreciate if someone could explain it to me. Thanks.
  24. ypsi-slim

    My Bad By Ypsi-slim

    Hey Pat, I am in Indianapolis tonight (Friday - November 9) with Jan Shupert-Arick, her husband Bill Arick and Joyce Chambers. We are all here to help plan the Indianapolis tour day of the 2009 Lincoln Highway Association National Conference. We are staying at one of the rental Officer's houses at the Benjamin Harrison State Park. We will be going to Speedway tomorrow morning, then to the Auto Heritage section with the Stutz building, and we are also interested in identifying any Carl Fisher related sites. We would like to get together with you and Jennifer as much as possible Saturday and/or Sunday, or at the minimum to join us for lunch or dinner. I hope this reaches you. This is my cell number - 734-223-2691. Hoping we can get together - sorry for the lack of advanced notice. Russell Rein
  25. ypsi-slim

    My Bad By Ypsi-slim

    Thanks Pat - that seem's pretty easy. I'll start using that feature soon. Jan Shupert-Arick and I plan on meeting in Indianapolis in November as part of the planning of the 2009 Lincoln Highway Association National Conference, headquartered in South Bend. One of the Bus Tours will be to Indianapolis via the Dixie Highway. If you and Jennifer have the time available we would like to meet with you regarding this. We are looking at a weekend - nothing is set yet. Let me know - thanks.
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