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Lincoln Highway E-newsletter Vol. 18 September 2006

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[editor's note - all underlined Internet links work, but for some

reason didn't come out colored]


Hey - It's back - your Lincoln Highway E-Newsletter. I hope

everyone had a great summer, and were able to take some



The American Road Magazine's Yahoo group discussion forum

has been closed, and is now replaced by the American Road

Foundation's own forum site:


I will be moderating the Lincoln and Dixie Highway forums

on this site. Please take the time to register and peruse the site.

Unlike Yahoo which pushed out all new e-mail if desired, the

new site requires you to login and read postings on line. You

can, though, get e-mail notification of new postings. It includes a

lot of options to personalize your experience, and a photo gallery

to post your pictures.

Anyone needing assistance logging in to the new Forum can

contact Becky Repp for assistance via e-mail.





Toshio Koshimizu's Lincoln Highway trip website was hacked into by

pro-Hezbollah sympathizers who posted grisly pictures purported to

be victims of the recent Mideast conflict. We have removed these

links in the last newsletter posted to the Lincoln Highway Association

website. Toshio now has a more secure web hosting service.

The re-posted trip pics are at:


Koshimizu's Lincoln Highway itinerary as originally posted on the

American Road's Yahoo group:

"The followings are our schedule and driving distance for each day:

June 5 (Mon) Tokyo - New York (NY) - Newark(NJ) 57 miles

6 (Tue) Newark - Trenton(NJ) - Paradise(PA) 157 miles

7 (Wed) Paradise - Lancaster(PA) - Greensburg(PA) 228 miles

8 (Thur) Greensburg - Chester(WV) - Wooster(OH) 196 miles

9 (Fri) Wooster - Upper Sandusky(OH) - Fort Wayne(IN) 213 miles

10 (St) Fort Wayne (stay) 31 miles

11 (Sun) Fort Wayne - South Bend(IN) - Schererville(IN) 194 miles

12 (Mon) Schererville - Rochelle(IL) - Clinton(IA) 195 miles

13 (Tue) Clinton - Cedar Rapids(IA) - Marshalltown(IA) 192 miles

14 (Wed) Marshalltown - Ames(NE) - Omaha(NE) 225 miles

15 (Thur) Omaha (stay) 39 miles

16 (Fri) Omaha - Grand Island(NE) - Lexington(NE) 276 miles

17 (Sat) Lexington - North Platte(NE) - Sidney(NE) 231 miles

18 (Sun) Sidney - Cheyenne(WY) - Laramie(WY) 180 miles

19 (Mon) Laramie - Medicine Bow(WY) - Rock Springs(WY) 255 miles

20 (Tue) Rock Springs - Evanston(WY) - Salt Lake City(UT) 201 miles

21 (Wed) Salt Lake City (stay) 92 miles

22 (Thur) Salt Lake City - Tooele(UT) - Wendover(UT) 239 miles

23 (Fri) Wendover - Ely(NV) - Eureka(NV) 246 miles

24 (Sat) Eureka - Fallon(NV) - Sparks(NV) 249 miles

25 (Sun) Sparks - Donner Pass(CA) - Sacramento(CA) 166 miles

26 (Mon) Sacramento - Vallejo(CA) - San Francisco(CA) 120 miles

27 (Tue) San Francisco (stay) 46 miles

28 (Wed) San Francisco - 15 miles to Airport

29 (Thur) - Tokyo

Total 25 days, 4,043 miles"




I was saddened to hear of Cecil Reed's passing, just weeks after his

being presented as Member of the Year by the Lincoln Highway

Association at the National Conference in Cedar Rapids, IA. Cecil

was the 14th Life Member of the Association, and ran the Sepia

Motel in the '50s on the Lincoln Highway in Cedar Rapids. Here's

an article from Cedar Rapids Gazette, 8/15/2006 passed along by

Van & Bev Becker:

Reed's Life Full of Milestones

First black elected to Legislature had long, varied career

By Steve Gravelle, The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cecil Reed's family was still learning of his

accomplishments Monday. "I just found out today about that, "

Sandy Reed, Cecil's daughter-in-law, said after learning he once

owned and operated a broiler chicken processing plant. "He was a

busy man, and used his time well," said son Richard Reed, Sandy's


The death Monday of Cecil Reed, 92, marked the loss of another

connection to the state's and the nation's history. Cecil Reed, the

first African American and the only black Republican elected to the

Iowa House, was 50 when the federal Civil Rights Act was signed

into law in 1964.

"Before that, they wouldn't let me do anything," Cecil Reed recalled

in a 2005 interview.

Born in Collinsville, Ill., Cecil Reed and his family moved to Iowa

with his father's railroad job around the time of World War I. He

graduated from high school in Cedar Rapids and worked first as a

shoeshine boy, then as a cook, waiter, bartender, janitor and

carpenter. In addition to that broilerchicken operation, he and a

sister worked as a dance team in the 1930s, and he played bass in

his orchestra. In 1949, he became the first African-American

Chamber of Commerce member in Iowa. By the early 1950s, he

had established his own floor-refinishing service and a business

selling building maintenance supplies. When the Reed family took

a trip west, white innkeepers refused to lodge them. That led to

the 1953 opening of the Sepia Motel, open to everyone at Bertram

and Mount Vernon roads with Evelyn Reed listed as proprietor.

Residents of Cecil Reed's majority-white legislative district urged

him to run, Sandy Reed said.

"That's what gave him the courage to do it, " she said. "It wasn't

easy, but he was such a personable and distinguished man, he won

people over." Cecil Reed's legislative career lasted just one term.

Democratic Gov. Harold Hughes appointed him to the Iowa

Employment Security Commission, launching a second career in

government service. He was later appointed regional administrator

for the Department of Labor and an assistant administrator for the

Jobs Corp.

The government jobs took Cecil and Evelyn Reed to Kansas City,

Mo., for several years, but they returned around 2000.

"I just wanted to come home," he said in his 2005 interview. "I

have wonderful, wonderful friends here." Cecil Reed also helped

develop an African-American history course for Des Moines

schools that became a model for other Iowa districts. The

University of Iowa Press published his autobiography, "Fly in the

Buttermilk," in 1993.

Reed received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the

local branch of the NAACP in 2002, the same year he was named

a Freedom Festival Hero. He was named the Lincoln Highway

Association's Man of the Year just two weeks ago, Richard Reed


After Cecil Reed was diagnosed with cancer this spring, he briefly

lived in a nursing facility but later returned home. "He wanted to be

surrounded by his home and books," said Sandy Reed.




The AASHTO Convoy reenactment website celebrating the 50th

anniversary of the US Interstate system has pdf files of the Convoy

Commemorative Program and Convoy Manual for download. There

are also links to a daily webcast, and the 18 stops. Check it out at:





AltoonaMirror.com has an article and interview with artist Kevin

Kutz about his new book Kevin Kutz’s Lincoln Highway,

recently published by Stackpole Books:


Some reviews from Stackpole's site:

"His acute impressionistic paintings are a visual record of history,

reinterpreted through memory and the hand of the artist, a combination

of lore and fact, folk and sophisticate, ideal and actual."

--Mary Thomas, from the introduction

"The expert craftsmanship and keen storytelling in his body of work

make it a notable addition to our disappearing roadside culture and,

even more so, to the world of art."

--John Baeder, painter and author of Diners, Sign Language, and

Gas, Food & Lodging




Historic Princeton, NJ stone bridge, on Quaker Road, reopens after

repairs, part of the Kings Highway (Upper Road and Lincoln Highway)

Historic District:





PennLive.com suggests fall foliage tours in PA along the Lincoln

Highway and US 6:





Lisbon, OH is having it's Johnny Appleseed festival this weekend:





The Lincoln Highway Garage Sale this year extended past the Ohio

Lincoln Highway Byway though both LH routes in Indiana. Like last

year it garnered a lot of publicity and participation. Perhaps next

year it will expand into Illinois, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

2007 dates have been announced for August 9, 10 and 11 2007.

Check out the Ohio site: www.historicbyway.com and see how we

can get people involved next year.

Here's one of the articles on this year's shindig from Ohio.com:


And another from Van Wert, OH's TimesBulletin.com:


And another from Lisbon, OH's vindy.com:


and from Massillon's IndeOnline.com:



Here's an article from Fort Wayne's Journal Gazette, Hoosiers

can join in 400-mile garage sale, with an inset map of the LH

routes in Indiana:


Watch a TV story about the yardsale in IN from WNDU channel 16

in South Bend, click the link for "Watch Broadband Video":



Here's an article from the South Bend Tribune:

Garage sale with history - Event promotes Lincoln Way and its

days as highway across U.S.

JIM MEENAN, Tribune Staff Writer

SOUTH BEND -- Today, to many, what is now called Lincoln Way in

South Bend and Mishawaka is simply a road that with an interruption

or two will take you across South Bend and Mishawaka. But to those

with an appreciation of history, and knowledge of its past, Lincoln Way

East and West is much, much more. Long before a Holiday Inn, a rest

stop or even a simple sign on a highway telling you how much farther

you had to go to reach the next town, there were things like tourist

homes, where travelers spent the night in townsfolks' homes, and hotels

that were control stations, where they learned how far they still had to

go to reach their destination. It happened on a coast to coast highway

called Lincoln Highway. That same Lincoln Highway is Lincoln Way

today. Trying to celebrate that rich history the Lincoln Highway Yard

Sale Days were held last week across Indiana and Ohio. South Bend

held the garage sale Friday and Saturday. "The whole purpose is to

draw attention to the historic corridor," said Jan Shupert-Arick,

Indiana director of the Lincoln Highway Association. "In Indiana we

are working to have the Lincoln Highway routes (there are two)

designated as historic byways." Such a designation would create

signage put it on maps, she said. "People don't realize it was part of the

first coast-to-coast road in the U.S.," Shupert-Arick said of the

Indiana sections of the road. "The whole movement is to preserve what

we can along America's historic corridors."It didn't exactly feel that

way to some of those holding garage sales. Marlena Wilson, and her

mother, Loretto Pellow, set up shop on Lincoln Way and Knoblock in

South Bend, not far from the airport at Wilson's front yard. "We got

back in town and had a flier in our mailbox about the Lincoln Way

Yard Sale, so we just knew it was the best time to do it with all the

advertising already out," Wilson said. Neither she nor her mother knew

about the reason behind the sale. But they were pleased to be a part of

it. "Definitely," Pellow said. "Now that we have found out about it.

"Much farther east, Consuealla Hopkins set up shop in front of her

business, Consuella's Accounting and Tax Service. "So far so good,"

she said Friday morning the first day of the two day sale on Lincoln

Way. "We are meeting a lot of people from the neighborhood,

stopping by and it's early and we are already doing well." Baskets,

linens, home furnishings and dresses were among her offerings with the

proceeds going to The Church of Jesus Christ. A member of the Lincoln

Way Steering Committee, she knew the reason behind the sales that

dotted the road. "And when we found out about it, we definitely wanted

to do our part to promote Lincoln Way." John Oxian, chairman of the

land use and marketing committee of the Lincoln Way West Steering

Committee, was happy to get Lincoln Way behind the two-state

effort if just to promote the local end of the road. "We are just trying to

publicize Lincoln Way West and if it's successful, put (the garage sale)

on every year," he said. (August 9-11, 2007)




Grassroots Indiana State Byway and Heritage Corridor


An effort to strengthen preservation and promotion along Indiana's

historic and scenic corridors.

Who: INRA, Ohio River Scenic Byway, Historic Pathways, and the

other up and coming potential state byways and heritage corridors.

Please notify me of your attendance.

What: The (Grassroots Initiated) Indiana Byway Mini Conference.

Donations for lunch are accepted, otherwise, there is no charge.

When: Friday, September 22, 10:00-3:00, includes special ceremony

for the IHP byway after the conference.

Where: Bedford Downtown Convention Center, 931 15th Street.

This is a 1950s JCPenny store, parking is on the street, around the

adjacent Courthouse Square, and in a nearby parking lot behind the


Why: We are trying to raise awareness about how scenic byways may

assist in preserving and promoting our unique historic and cultural

resources, building a stronger relationship with our State government

partners, and sharing ideas about sustainability and stronger byway


Feel free to pass this onto anyone else who may be interested in

attending. Let me know if you have further questions,

Joseph Jarzen

Executive Director

Indiana National Road Association

P.O. Box 284

Cambridge City, IN 47327


765.478.3410 (fax)





Indiana Main Street/Cornelius O'Brien Preservation Conference

will be held in Wabash, Indiana September 28-30, 2006. Sessions

relating to cultural tourism, courthouses, main streets and historic

corridors will be relevant to anyone interested in preserving sites and

interpreting the history of the Lincoln Highway through Indiana towns.

The conference will be held in Wabash, Indiana, and includes an

evening at the Richard E. Ford estate. It's a great preservation learning

opportunity and a wonderful setting along the Wabash River Corridor.

Come make new like-minded preservation friends from across the

region! For more information:



"My name is Marilyn Ambos and I am President of the Dyer Chamber

of Commerce. We are hoping to do replicate a town sign from the

1920's for the town. We have a photo of the Ideal Highway sign with

the mileage to San Francisco and New York, as many of the signs did.

Are you aware of any grants that might apply to our project? I would

appreciate your assistance in this effort." [ed. note - these folks would

like to reerect the famous Ideal Section Billboard in Dyer. What a

great idea! Anyone have any suggestions for funding?]


I recently found out about the new RV / MH Museum and Library

in Elkhart. Haven't had the opportunity to visit yet but plan to soon as

I am frequently in Northern Indiana. Here's a link to their website:





A new group in Dekalb has plans to revitalize downtown along the

Lincoln Highway Corridor:



DeKalb's Lincoln Highway Arch is back - On a mural:



The Beacon News Online reports about a survey of North Aurora

residents. "When asked to rank the village's goals, the majority rated

"enhance Lincoln Highway" as most important or second-most




Yahoo's Roaddog reports on some Illinois Lincoln Highway doin's:

"We've got big L-H doings here in Illinois during the weekend of

August 25-27 and it will involve a stretch of the highway through

downtown Dekalb being closed to traffic those days for the annual

Cornfest celebration. At the same time, the town of Rochelle, about

twenty miles west, will also be having their annual Lincoln Highway

Heritage Festival.


Dekalb's Cornfest bills itself as one of the last free music

festivals in Illinois and annually draws 50,000 people. Besides the

music, Saturday from 11 AM to 2, they have free sweetcorn, always

a treat and at that price that'll help offset the price of gas to get there.

Among music offerings there will be the Pirates Over 40 Jimmy

Buffett tribute band, and Hi Infidelity band that evening. Sunday,

a great blues band, Howard & the White Boys kicks it off, then the

Fabulous Janes, followed by Survivor, yes the "Eye of the Tiger"

band capping it off. Along with rides and food there will be the 32nd

annual Saturday in the Park antique car gathering and bus tours of

historic Dekalb.


Meanwhile, right down the road, Rochelle is having their Lincoln

Highway Heritage Festival. This year's theme is Agriculture Then

and Now. Music headliners will be Toad Soup on Friday, Trash 80s

on Saturday, and Silver Creek Band on Sunday. Saturday there will

be a car and tractor/truck show. On Sunday old planes do a fly-in

and a parade is slated for 3 PM."


For more info:

Dekalb: http://www.cornfest.com/

Rochelle: http://www.lincolnhighwayheritagefestival.com/




On September 1st a replica LH concrete marker was erected

and dedicated by the Blair Historic Preservation Alliance in Blair,

Nebraska. This commemorates the 1929 routing of the LH

incorporating the Blair Bridge, and represents the final realignment of

the highway:



From the Columbus, NE Telegraph, Columbus may see benefit

from new interest in Lincoln Highway:





Take a walking tour of Fallon, NV including "Overland Hotel,

constructed in 1907 and now on Nevada's Register of Historic Places;

across the street is the Fallon (Coverston) Garage, built in 1911.

Both sites served travelers on the Lincoln Highway." as reported by

the Fallon Star Press:



More walking along the Lincoln Highway - a Lake Tahoe walking

trail from the Nevada Appeal:





LHA Online Mapmeister Paul Gilger sends along this great article from

the Virtual San Francisco website about a 1939 59 hour cross-country

tour on the LH in a Hupmobile piloted by LHA Vice-President Austin




The LHA California Chapter newsletter, The Traveler, summer ed.

reports, "As of May 2006 the stately Black Walnut trees that once

lined Grantline Road west of Tracy, CA no longer exist. They fell prey

to the developer's bulldozer and will soon be replaced by a four lane

parkway with center meridian. These trees were planted on Feb. 22,

1923 by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce and local civic

organizations, and were donated by the State Bureau of Forestry. The

trees were planted from the Alameda County line (west of Tracy) to

Paradise Cut (on Tracy's east side) a total of 14 miles. Within the next

several years the planting extended east to Stockton. Some of the trees

remain on Harlan Road. The developer has promised to incorporate

Lincoln Highway signs in the masonry facades to be erected at both

ends of the parkway. One will be at the intersection of Grantline Road

and Mountain House Parkway and the other on Grantline Road at the

Alameda County line."




LHA President Bob Lichty sends along this link to an article from the

Virginia Pilot on the Lincoln Highway by Earl Swift, with great



Click "Continuation" at the top to go to the next page




Photographer Debra Drower's FlickR pages includes some great

Lincoln Highway Roadside images. Check 'em out at:



If you click on the heading "Debra Drower's photos" you can see more

of her roadside views.




'Road Scholar' gives his family a lesson in travel, via road trips

including the Lincoln Highway and Route 66, from the NewsTimeLive.

com, Danbury, CT:





"To be able to safely and pleasurably ride a bicycle from Boston to

San Francisco is one of the main goals of the National Bicycle

Greenway" reports IndyBay.org in their coverage of the 2006

Mayors' Ride for the National Bicycle Greenway. Martin

Krieg, author and promoter of the Greenway sees a lot of parallels

between the Greenway and the Lincoln Highway. Read about it at:


Also check out the Greenway website at:





This just in - a very important Internet research tool:

More amazing Internet stuff - Google recently released it's Beta

search of books on-line. I tried it with "Lincoln Highway" as the

search terms, with the following results:


Though many of the links are just a bibliographic reference,

a lot of the material is actually on-line. The first link, the 1921

Congressional Interstate Highway Hearing is available. Starting on

page 217 is Gael Hoag's testimony regarding the Lincoln Highway:


The second link, Public School Methods, discusses a trip along the

Dixie Highway:


The fourth link is a 1918 Practical Bibliography, List of Books on

Automobiles and Motorcycles by Arthur R. (Arthur Reed) Blessing,

"This list ... aims to include all books on the subject printed in the

English language....:


Check out The Lynching Bee: And Other Poems by William Ellery

Leonard, including A War-Movie, "Reel One,

At Jackson Corners, on Lincoln Highway

Down there in God's own Country, "I 'way".....


This is a tremendous resource providing a way to quickly search,

index, and read the growing library of scanned on-line books.

Everyone who has time needs to start searching - who knows what

you will find. For material on-line you can turn the pages with the

arrows underneath the text, or jump to a page.

You can start a search at:





Pretty soon over 56,000, 1:24k scale digital topographic maps

produced by the USGS will be available for download free on the

Internet thanks to Jared. Read more about it at:


and at:





Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day, 8/17/2006:

thank-you-ma'am \THANK-yoo-mam\ noun


: a bump or depression in a road; especially : a ridge or hollow

made across a road on a hillside to cause water to run off

Example sentence:

"That night on the way home, thinking of his pleasant visit, he was

suddenly shaken out of his tranquility ... when his touring car hit a

'thank-you-ma'am' in the unpaved road." (Hugh Manchester, Centre

Daily Times [state College, PA], August 22, 2000)


Did you know?

"Thank-you-ma'am" might seem like an odd name for a bump in the

road, but the expression makes a little more sense if you imagine the

motion your head would make as you drove over such an obstacle.

Most likely, the jarring would make you nod involuntarily. Now

think of the nodding gesture you make when you're thanking someone

or acknowledging a favor. The "thank-you-ma'am" road bump is

believed to have received its name when someone noted the similarity

of those two head bobbing motions. It's a colloquialism particular to

American English, and its earliest printed use is found in Henry

Wadsworth Longfellow's 1849 prose piece, Kavanagh: "We went

like the wind over the hollows in the snow; — the driver called them

'thank-you-ma'ams,' because they make every body bow."


*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.




An article about the defranchising of exterior corridor motels from

HotelsInteractive.com, covers a short history of roadside lodging:





Chicago Tribune readers recall fond memories of road trips:





I collect vintage postcards, ephemera and books of

"transcontinentalists", everything from people who walked across the

country (or around the world) bicycled, roller-skated, animal drawn to

cross-country auto trip narratives. I am continually amazed at the

current activity in this vein:

From the Delphos Herald:

" Cross-country rider Gary Jakacky, 52, of Oregon paused in Delphos

briefly Friday on his way to visit relatives in Rhode Island. Jakacky, a

stock market trader, first started riding cross country at the age of 26

and chooses different parts of the United States to tour each summer.

Jakacky, who had been riding on Lincoln Highway, was delighted by

the many garage sales on his route. Equipped with refreshments and a

spare tire Friday, he continued on his way, hoping to complete his

average daily 60 miles and reach Kenton Friday evening.



Here's an article about the 30th Anniversary Cross-Country bike

trip organized by Adventure Cycling, from the MercuryNews.com


.....and the blog from Bill Cook, a retired journalist and participant in

the trip:



Here's a website of a guy who's motorscooting around the entire

Eastern USA:



Gary Long is walking across the country to lose weight:





Ebay Auctions:


A 1924 map of Kansas City, including many of the national named

highways, brought $67.88:



A 1918 Goodrich Tour Books covering St. Louis to Kansas City and

back, closed at $78.88:



A 1908 White Route Book #6 covering the National Highway and

some routes in Southern States seemed a bargain when it closed at




A black and white printed postcard of the Baltimore Dine on US 1

in New Brunswick, NJ reached $115.50:



A very appealing license plate topper from the Berthoud Pass

brought $76:



A black and white printed postcard of Seller's Cabins formerly

Stewart's, 8 miles east of York, PA on the Lincoln Highway attracted

12 bids when it closed at $38.65:



A 1933 Louis Marx Lincoln Highway Electric Lighted Tin Litho

Battery Operated Play Set with Instructions in the Original Box

was very popular with 22 bids when it closed at $1,090, [sorry

no pics]:



A black and white printed Dexter Silvercraft postcard of Willie's

Place on the Lincoln Highway in Saluvia, PA brought $54.50:



Huh? A porcelain National Old Trails shield shaped sign with

George Washington, damaged but restorable, only received

one bid and closed at $24.99 [sorry no pics, I can't figure out why

this didn't go for hundreds of dollars]:



A nice real photo postcard of the Beacon Hill Lodge, Donner

Summit closed at $48.77:



An attractive metal "Cabins $2.50" sign closed at $67.66:



A 1935 real photo postcard of cars in the snow at Tahoe City

somehow closed at $188.89 with just 4 bids!:



Check out this 18" round metal Lincoln Heritage Trail sign,

which brought $113.50 after 16 bids:



Road maps of Nevada are eagerly sought by collectors. This

Official State Highway one of 1935 one brought $51.01:


and this 1936 one closed at $49:


A Goodrich Nevada road map from 1919 brought $41:



This color advertising postcard of the Hotel Edward, lobby

and guest room in Omaha closed at $38:



This 1936 real photo main street of Truckee postcard

closed at $78.77:



A 15 page 1949 Drive-Inn trade magazine attracted

interest and brought $89.88:



2 real photo postcards of Lincoln Highway in Clarence, IA

closed at $41:



Some really nice vintage auto club badges surfaced last month.

[These are pretty neat - if I wasn't already collecting 101

different things .......]

Here's a nice porcelain one from the Chattanooga Auto Club

which brought $303:


A 1925 brass one from the Omaha Auto Club brought $87.10:


A shield-shaped enamel one from the National Motorists Assoc

in Van Wert, OH went for $33:



A vintage 1914 tourist guide of the Utah Uintah basin closed at




A 54 page Official Missouri Old Trails Road Book published

by the Missouri Old Trails Road Association closed at 140.10:



A printed color advertising postcard from the recent Curt Teich

company archive auction of the Monte Neva Springs outside of

Ely, NV re-auctioned on ebay brought $33.99:



An antique Lincoln Highway Auto Case made by the New Process

Co. in Warren, PA closed at $89.88:



A real photo postcard of an atom bomb test as seen from Fallon,

NV brought $53.76:



An ever popular 10" Staffordshire souvenir plate of the Grand View

Ship Hotel closed at $81.56:



Spite bidding? Mortal enemies? A 1920 Wisconsin Official State

Highway map closed at $990 after the previous bidder bid $980:



A chrome, eagle on a globe, National Highway Assoc radiator

topper closed at $88.88 [i have an identical one but in brass]:



A Good Roads Assoc pinback went for $17.29:



A very nice 1930 US 80 brochure, the Ocean to Ocean,

transcontinental highway connecting Savannah, GA to San Diego, CA

went for $68.77:



A pictorial Grand View Point advertising card, 4.25" x 2.75" brought



And one of the Ridge House on the LH in Gettysburg brought $21.50:



Well, after about 15 years I finally got one of those US 30 cast iron

arcade signs for less than $50. The seller claims, "These were

supposedly given out as mementos as the building of the Lincoln

Highway progressed. In this area, I know these were given out at the

dedication of the U.S. Route 30 bridge over the Mississippi River at

Clinton, IA." Only $31.30:



A Curt Teich linen advertising postcard of a rare Houston diner -

Simpson's Dining Car - closed at $63.98:



A great old real photo postcard view of an early auto on the "Shore

Road, lake Tahoe" brought $54:



A 1929 Mohawk (Tires) - Hobbs Guide of the Lincoln Highway

West - Salt Lake City - Chicago, Denver Connection brought $36:



One of the LH roadside icons - the Bedford Coffee Pot - is sought

by collectors in the form of a few different real photo postcards.

This one, the most common view, probably taken by itinerant woman

photographer Gherkin, went for $154.00 [it has been selling at

this price for at least 15 years, there are other Coffee Pot views

that will go for more]:



That's all for now. Don't eat raw spinach for a while.


yer pal,



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