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Lincoln Highway E-newsletter Vol. 20 March 2007

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Hey Folks,


Always late but worth waiting for - here's your Lincoln

Highway E-newsletter:


Lincoln Highway Association’s National Headquarters


The grand opening ceremony for the new national

headquarters of the Lincoln Highway Association it

scheduled for 1 P.M. Saturday, April 21, 2007. The offices

are at 402 West Washington Street, South Bend, Indiana.

The public it invited. This will be the headquarters for David

L. Hay, the LHA’s first executive director. Hay brings solid

academic credentials and a wide range of experience to his

position. He earned an MBA from Northwestern University

and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of

Notre Dame. He has worked in fundraising, communications,

and executive management in both the for-profit and

non-profit worlds. “I am excited to be working for this great

organization,” Hay said. “Is it rare to find the opportunity to

combine one’s skills and passions, and it’s my good fortune

to be able to do that here.” Hay said that highways embody

his love of cars and the freedom to go where people want to

go. “The Lincoln Highway continues to be a place where we

can do just that,” he added. The LHA search committee was

headed by President Bob Lichty. Others included Jan

Shupert-Arick, LHA vice president; Olga Herbert, executive

director of Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

and a member of the LHA board of directors; and Bill Arick,

treasurer of the association’s endowment committee, which

provided funds for the new position. Working with the LHA’s

five-member executive committee and 15-member board of

directors, Hay will conduct fundraising activities, planning,

and projects with national focus. The association’s offices are

in South Bend’s historic Remedy Building, also headquarters

for the northern regional offices of the Historic Landmarks

Foundation of Indiana. The telephone number is

(574) 233-0393, and the e-mail address is hay.1@nd.edu.

David writes, " We will be dedicating a replica concrete LH

post at the event. There will also be classic cars, LH artifacts,

the Trading Post mobile store, and other interesting activities.

No RSVP is needed, and feel free to contact me at (574)

233-0393 for more information.


This year's Lincoln Highway Association National (LHA)

Conference in Fort Morgan, CO is a unique opportunity

to explore the little known routing of the LH Colorado

loop. The conference takes place from Monday, June 18

through Friday, June 22. There is a special pre-conference

tour on Sunday June 17th, and a special post-conference

tour on Friday afternoon on the 22nd. Read more about it,

get your registration material, and download the

conference brochure at the LHA home page:





Paul Gilger, Chairman of the Lincoln Highway

Association Mapping Committee reports new mileage

totals based on all alignments of the Lincoln Highway:

"Total original 1914-1915 Lincoln Highway alignments:


Total additional 1928-1930 realignments: 1371.15

Total additional intermediate realignments that were

subsequently bypassed: 395.25

Total additional 1913 Proclamation Route alignments that

were subsequently bypassed: 167.81

Grand Total For All Alignments: 5868.70

Obviously, the totals for each state may vary a couple of

miles depending on the accuracy of the DeLorme program.

Note that Utah and Ohio are only separated by a difference

of 3.33 miles, and Pennsylvania and Iowa are only

separated by a difference of 4.44 miles. But given today’s

technology, this is as accurate as we can get.


As you can see, there is a LOT more Lincoln Highway than

the original 3389 miles. For what it’s worth, our grand total

of 5868 miles minus our original route of 3389 miles equals

a difference of 2479 miles. According to the website

Wikipedia, Route 66 is 2448 miles long. Of course, Route

66 has its realignments too, but it’s interesting to note that

our extra mileage is 31 miles longer than Route 66’s original



Now that’s something we can ALL brag about. Go


Best regards,





Here's a great historic photography archive that I found -

PhillyHistory, at http://www.phillyhistory.org It currently

features 25,000 on-line images of Philadelphia dating back

to the 19th century, with 2,000 more being added every

month. The total archive includes 2 million. You can search

by date, keyword, address or neighborhood. The results

include a thumbnail and a brief caption. Click on the

thumbnail for a details page which includes a larger picture,

a map of the neighborhood, and the location of the

photograph. You can also purchase copies. I did a search

on keyword "Broad" and limited it between 1915 and 1930

and it came up with 212 photos including a bunch at the

intersection of North Broad and Olney Sts. This site needs

a lot more research - very impressive!


Playwright Laura Conrad, Duncansville, PA has

composed a musical about the S.S. Grandview Ship Hotel,

that famous Lincoln Highway landmark in Bedford County.

The musical will premiere at Old Bedford Village in June and

is based on the S.S. Grand View Ship Hotel in the early 1930s.

Read more about it at the Daily American:


I wonder when the CD or DVD comes out?


One man's attempt to save an historical school on the

Lincoln Highway in Irwin, PA:



The Pittsburgh Tribune covered Brian Butko's presentation

The Last Frontier: Driving Across America in the 1910s.





Valparaiso, IN does it up right. Their streetscape

improvement project included marking the Lincoln Highway

with vinyl Lincoln Highway sign stickers on all street signs

within the city route, Lincoln Highway banners downtown,

and the placement of a Lincoln Highway marker with a new

marble interpretative monument. The marker and monument

were unveiled at a special ceremony on Lincoln's birthday,

Monday, February 12th. I was on hand for the festivities

with Lincoln Highway Association Vice-President Jan

Shupert-Arick, and new Executive Director David Hay.

I will be posting some pictures in a week or so on the

Indiana Lincoln Highway Assoc Chapter website -


Read more about it at the Post Tribune:


and at NWI.com



The Future Ligonier Alliance, Inc. is group of business

and property owners in downtown Ligonier, IN. The purpose

of this group is to create an interest in the revitalization and

restoration of the downtown and surrounding area.

Checkout their website at:


Plus there is a wonderful set of pictures of buildings in

Ligonier, Patty Fisel's Goldsmith Hotel project, and many

vintage postcard views:





The 2007 National Model A Restorers Club (MARC)

Convention is being held in Joliet, IL this Spring - April 12 -

15. The theme is "Meet Us at the Crossroads." For more

info check out the Joliet Region MARC website at:



Illinois LHA Director Kay Shelton sends a reminder

about Michael Wallis' new Lincoln Highway book:

"The In July of 2007, Lincoln Highway: Coast To

Coast Along Route 30—From Times Square to the

Golden Gate by Michael Wallis and Pulitzer Prize

winning photographer, Michael S. Williamson will be

published. Wallis is the author of “Route 66” and is the

voice of the “Sheriff” in the movie, “Cars.” Information

about the book is available from the publisher at:


and on Amazon.com. In conjunction with the book’s

release, libraries in states along the route are invited to

participate in a One Book, One Road program, linking

readers in communities across the country. In early summer

of 2007, the Illinois Chapter of the national organization,

the Lincoln Highway Association, will develop a Web site

with information about the Lincoln Highway and the book,

with ‘book club’ discussion questions, recommended

readings, handouts, and a calendar of events as dates are

known. Some libraries in Illinois will be developing exhibits

on the Lincoln Highway in late summer in conjunction with

the community read. All interested libraries can use anything

off Web site after its development and submit events to be

added to the future calendar. Beginning in Times Square

and ending in San Francisco, Michael Wallis and Michael S.

Williamson will go on a coast-to-coast tour promoting their

book, approximately July through September. The

publisher is in the process of setting up dates and venues

along Lincoln Highway for events with the authors. As

those events are know, they will be added to the calendar.

Libraries interested in possibly hosting an event with the

authors are encouraged to contact Kay Shelton, State

Director of the Illinois Lincoln Highway Association as

soon as possible at: lincolnhighway2010@yahoo.com"


More about Dekalb, IL's Lincoln Highway murals at:



The Illinois and Iowa LHA Chapters will be having a

joint meet on May 12, starting at 11:00 am at the LHA

National Visitors Center in Franklin Grove, IL. More info

can be found at:





Jeff LaFollette, Iowa LHA Clinton County Consul

reports: "DeWitt, IA has completed a year long project of

street improvements through the downtown area and had a

ceremony not only marking the completion of the project,

but they also unveiled a plaque in the city park marking the

junctions of former US 61 and US 30, marking the history

of both highways with the Lincoln Highway as the main



Mike Kelly, Benton County Consul reports:

"Youngville Café had another successful season. In

addition to the regularly scheduled lunches and Farmers

Market, they hosted a stop on the Antique Automobile

Club of America’s founders Tour in May, a class reunion

in August and the annual Apple Daze celebration in

September. A reproduction Lincoln highway Marker

was placed in the front yard and the original marker

purchased last year was on display in the café. In

October, the state of Iowa approved Youngville’s

application for National Historic Register status and the

application was forwarded to Washington D.C. for final


Breaking news - Youngville has been placed on the

National Register of Historic Places. Yeh! It will reopen

for the season on May 1st. Visit Youngville's website at:



From the Dunlap Reporter, (thru zwire.com)

Lincoln Highway route OK'd by Council

An article about the progress of the Lincoln Highway as

part of the Iowa Scenic and Heritage Program:





The Kemmerer Gazetteer on-line in February reports:

"The Fort Bridger State Historic Site is seeking old

photographs and information on the Lincoln Highway

Motel (sometimes known as the Krusmark Property)

in Fort Bridger. A grant is available to refurbish these

historic buildings, but we want to make sure we are

as accurate as we can be. If you have any

photographs that you would let us make a copy of or

any memories that you would like to share, please

call Martha at 307-782-3842 or 307-787-3162."



West Wendover, NV was the site of a special Lincoln and

Victory Highway dedication ceremony which included the

placement of three reproduction Lincoln Highway cement

markers. The March 16 activities included participation of

Boy Scout Troup 140, and LHA members Rollin Southwell

and George Clark. Read more about it and checkout some

pics at:





The Harley Owners Group - H.O.G. will include the

Lincoln Highway as part of their Posse Ride: Great

American Adventure, an 18-day cross-country journey July

13-30, 2007, a 3,200-mile trail through the heartland of the

United States. Founded in 1983, the Harley Owners Group

is the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor

Company. H.O.G. currently has more than 1 million

members and more than 1,400 chapters worldwide, making

it the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle organization in

the world. H.O.G. rallies are held around the globe to

celebrate Harley-Davidson motorcycle riding.



Time Magazines archives are now on line at Time.Com.

A search for "Lincoln Highway" revealed:

Monday, Sept. 08, 1924, Caravan,

"Starting from Plymouth, VT, proceeding through

Northampton, Mass., and thence to Manhattan and over the

Lincoln Highway to Los Angeles and San Francisco, a

caravan of automobiles is scheduled to set out proselytizing

for the Republican Party. The caravan proper is to be made

of a small nucleus of cars that will cover the entire distance,

but in each state a special escort, five to ten miles in length

with floats, tractors, automobiles in line will help along the

demonstration. Rallies will be held in the principal towns

and the caravan will attempt a general jubilation and

Republicanization from coast to coast."

Monday, May. 25, 1925 - an article about a the dedication

of a historic marker for Thomas Edison in Menlo Park, NJ:


November 26, 1918 - "Last week, President Coolidge

officially "opened" the Atlantic Coastal Highway, a

defensively strategic motor-road system composed of links

otherwise named (viz., Boston Post Road, Lincoln Highway)

and new links costing $100,000,000, connecting Calais,

Me., and Key West, Fla.

April 15, 1929 - an article about a sculpture exhibition at

the Palace of the Legion of Honor at the Western Terminus

of the Lincoln Hwy:


November 18, 1935 - Lincoln's Last Link, an article

about a North Platte celebration of the paving of 28 miles

in Nebraska which is claimed to be the last link in the

Lincoln Highway!





Lincoln Highway Eats - OHIO:


ypsi-slim's rules of the road - food

  • try to eat at non-chain restaurants
  • try all regional food
  • try all non-chain real barbeque places (drive around back

    and look for wood, Thai places are a backup)

  • you are allowed to eat fruit pie when on a road trip (even

    if you are diabetic, quest for rhubarb and marionberry)

I'm pretty weak on stuff east of Ohio. When we had our

Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) National Conference

in Edison, New Jersey, we had lunch at an excellent brew

pub in Times Square with good sausage sandwiches, which

I believe was the Times Square Brewery, and now out of

business. There was the Empire Diner in Edison, but I never

had the chance to try it.


Hopefully Brian Butko will come up with more ideas in

New Jersey and Pennsylvania. What was the Pittsburgh

brew pub where we had lunch at the LHA National

Conference in Chester, WV? They had some of the best

beer I have ever had, and very good German food.

Regional Pennsylvania food includes the famous - Chicken

and Waffles entree.


I have an old real photo postcard of Hoge's Drive Inn at

the intersection of old US 30 and SR 7 in East

Liverpool, OH. I surprised to find this restaurant still

open, but no longer a drive-in, a few years back. It

features excellent home style food at very reasonable

prices, and is worth seeking out. I believe Hoge's first

opened in 1947 - so it must be pleasing the locals. It's

a smoke-free family style restaurant. (Address, phone &

map - http://xrl.us/u6v2 )


Lisbon, OH is a two diner town, but alas Crosser's Diner

has been closed for some time. I always, though, try to

stop at the other Steel Trolley Diner. Standard diner fare

- good burgers and fries. There's a picture of this 1956

O'Mahoney Diner at:


Ohio Magazine has honored them for making some of the

best burgers in the state.

(Address, phone & map - http://xrl.us/u6v4 )


Hanoverton, OH features the wonderful Spread Eagle

Tavern. I have had both lunch and dinner here and both

meals were excellent. They also offer lodging. Read more

about this 19th century Inn at their website:


They are open daily for lunch, and Thursday through

Saturday for dinner.

Hanoverton also has the Rt. 30 Cafe on 29957 Canal St.,

but I haven't had the chance to try it.


Minerva, OH - I've driven by the Southern Inn many

times but never had the occasion to stop there. It looks like

it has been there for 50+ years.


On the west side of Canton, OH, about 1/2 mile north of

W. Tuscawaras on Whipple St. is Fano's Candies Nuts

Ice Cream. Not just a candie and ice cream shop, Fano's

offers breakfast's and lunch. Checkout their website for

more info and menu:


There is also a drive-in on Whipple that I haven't checked

out yet, a couple of blocks further north of Fano's -

Whipple Dari Drive-In.

Esther Queneau writes, " Canton, OH - Heggy's Nut &

Candy Shop is on the LH at 3200 Tuscarawas St. It

serves some foods, too, and it's been a long-time business



Massilon, OH has an outlet for Handel's Homeade Ice

Cream at 3107 Lincoln Way E. For some reason this

location is not listed at the company's website:


I can confirm that the Massillon location is open.

Massilon also has the Lincoln Highway Cafe at 121

Lincoln Way E. I hope to check it out next time I am

in the area.


Just south of the Lincoln Highway in Dalton, OH on SR

94 - Mill St is the Dalton Dariette. The Amish Heartland

website, Here's the Scoop page, from Wooster, OH says,

" The Dalton Dariette is pretty much an institution in eastern

Wayne County. Since 1958, people have been driving to

this nostalgic drive-in for ice cream, enjoying cones,

sundaes, swirls and banana splits. Soft serve comes in

chocolate, vanilla and a flavor-of-the-week, and hand-

dipped hard ice cream comes in eight delicious flavors. The

Dariette is also well-known for their made-to-order

sandwiches, chicken, fish and homemade curly fries."


West of Dalton, at the corner of US 30 and Kidron Rd.,

many local cheeses and the famous area Trail Bologna can

be had at Shisler's Cheese House, Read more about it

at: http://xrl.us/u6wu


Just past Kidron Rd. and north on SR 57 - Wadsworth Rd

is the town of Orville, OH, home of Smucker's. They have

a retail store with an in-house bakery - Simply Smucker's,

333 Wadsworth Rd.



Haven't made it yet to the Amish Door Restaurant in

Wooster, OH but plan to check it out soon. Everything

there is homemade. Read a review at: http://xrl.us/u6wr and

checkout that giant apple fritter! Another place I am

curious about is the Tulipan Hungarian Pastry

shop at 122 S. Market St.

Sherrick's Diner in Ashland, OH is no longer open as a

restaurant but the building is still there and was open recently

as a video rental, and as a Harley Davidson dealership.

You can see an early matchbook and recent photo at the

One Time Diners of Ohio website:


(scroll down to Ashland County)


Esther Queneau writes, " Ashland, OH - Lyn-Way

Restaurant at 1320 Cleveland Ave. has good food but

they are known in particular for their wonderful pies.

The last I knew, they were $1.55 for a 1/6th slice, and

they have a number of standard ones all the times, plus

several specials each day. My favorites are the Buckeye

(chocolate and peanut butter cream pie) and the Dutch

Cherry (crumb crust on top). I don't recall that they have

ever had either rhubarb or marionberry (they do have

ground cherry on Thursdays, I think it is). Note: They

wanted to name it Lin-Way but that name was already

taken. Directions: Coming into Ashland from the east, take

the Rte. 42 by-pass to the right to first stoplight at Middle

Rowsburg Rd, turn left. - take it to the stop sign at

Cleveland Ave., turn right - restaurant comes up fast on the



Mansfield, OH features Porky's Drive-In since 1947,

here's their website:



Mike Hocker reports, "Try Pop's Sweet Shoppe in

Uptowne Galion, OH, but call me to meet for lunch! They make

a HUGE pork tenderloin sandwich, have other homestyle

lunches and dinners, and the place is like walking back in

time to 1952...replete with white marble bar and stainless

stools and backbar. (But it's been installed all Old-new in

2003 or 04)."


Bucyrus, OH is known as the Bratwurst Capital of the

USA, and has their Bratwurst Festival mid-August each

year. Read more about it at Ohio Festivals and Events

Assoc: http://www.ofea.org/view.php?fest_id=29 and at:


Carle's Bratwurst, since 1929, has a retail store at 1210

East Mansfield St.; visit their website at:


Another local manufacturer, Bratworks, offers a

Drive-Thru retail outlet 574 S. Sandusky Ave. Checkout

their website at:


I don't know if any local restaurants feature local brats.

Mike Lester writes, " A place you missed in Bucyrus is

Miller's Drive In. They have kind of short hours during

winter, but in summer they have carhop service. I believe

they make their own root beer. They also take part in the

LH Garage sale with a souvenir mug." Millers is located on

the LH at 1849 E Mansfield St:



One of the OH US 30 landmarks is the Steer Barn in

Upper Sandusky, OH. The restaurant was fashioned from

an 1897 barn, that later featured a Mail Pouch sign, and was

renovated into a restaurant in 1965. Driven by it often, but

never ate there. I believe it is only open for dinner. You

can see some pictures at the Ohio Barn website:


North of Upper Sandusky on SR 199 (Old US 23) and

south of Carey, OH is the remnant of an old dutch mill

shaped building. Anyone know what it is - gas station,

restaurant, one-stop?


Delphos, OH is the home of the now defunct Lincoln

Highway Dairy. Collectors seek their various milk

bottles and pogs. A photograph of one of their

horse-drawn delivery wagons was made into a postcard

a few years back.


Balyeat's Coffee Shop in Van Wert, OH, open since

1923, is an excellent local family style restaurant featuring a

great neon sign and fried chicken. They also cater events at

the Marsh Hotel across the street, which was the original

Lincoln Highway Control Station for Van Wert. You can

see a picture of their sign, which you can send as a postcard,

at the Ohio Lincoln Highway - National Scenic Byways

photo page website: (photo no. 1)



"Hamburg - pickle on top! Make your heart go flippity

flop!" (Kewpie slogan) An earlier routing of the Lincoln

Highway, and US 30 South, went through Lima, OH which

always means stopping at the Kewpie, my number one place

for burgers in the US. The Kewpie Hotel was an early

hamburger franchise that started in Flint, MI and was later

headquartered in Lima, OH, and at one point had 200

locations in the Midwest. The store in Lima, at 111 N

Elizabeth St., is still open, and is an art deco shrine -

you can see a picture of the outside here:


The inside is all black and white tile, and stainless steel.

Besides their truly excellent hamburgers, they always have

5 - 10 kinds of pie. You are always allowed to eat pie

when on a road trip. I recommend their rhubarb and

lemon crunch. There is another Kewpie in Lima just off

I-75 exit 125. The building is non-distinct but it still has the

same great food. The Kewpie in Racine, WI is still open

and has a great website at:


There are also two Kewpie related burger places in Lansing,

MI and the related Bill Thomas' Haloburger mini-chain in

Flint, MI. I am interested in any Kewpie related collectibles

anyone may have. There is also a great Mello-Creme Donut

sign in Lima at their store on 822 S Metcalf St (which is the

Dixie Highway).


That's it for Ohio. I would be interested in hearing about any

local non-chain restaurants along or near the Lincoln

Highway in Ohio that I may not know about. Also - I am

curious if there any restaurants along the Lincoln Highway in

Ohio that offer a pork tenderloin sandwich. Also - I am

always interested to hear about any barbeque and Thai

restaurants. Next newsletter: LH Eats - Indiana.



Dixie Highway news:


Why this suddenly popped up on Time.com is sort of a

mystery but perhaps they just recently provided access to

their archive:

"Monday, Oct. 19, 1925

Celebrating the completion of the Dixie Highway from Sault

Ste. Marie to Miami, after ten years of labor by the Dixie

Highway Association, a "motorcade" traveled southward

over the highway last week, waving flags and making


Well - I searched their archives and came up with this

article about Ocala:


and another about Vandalia, OH - the intersection of the

Dixie and National Highways, and the Amateur National

Trapshooting Assoc.:



Anyone ever been to Coral Castle in Homestead, FL on

the Dixie Highway? Looks like my kind of place.

Check it out at:



Norman Pepper fights to keep his giant catfish which

advertises Pepper Tackle Shop on the Dixie Highway

in Louisville, KY area, from the Courier-Journal.com:




Auction News:


One of the biggest and best postcard auctions takes place

this spring at Lyn Knight Auctions, Overland Park,

Kansas, Wednesday and Thursday, May 23-24, 2007.

The auction features uncirculated advertising linen postcards

from the Curt Teich company archives, and postcards from

the decedent estate of Jane Pepper - 40 year collector.

You can get more information, and bid online after April 15

at: http://www.lynknightauctions.com/


Ebay auctions:


A porcelain 5" Goodrich Tourist license plate tag closed

at $68.80:



A 1914 - 1925 diary of Alice Gehant” of Ashton Illinois

was popular drawing 13 bids and closed at $169.50.

The description implies that the diary included a 1914

Lincoln Highway trip. No pics but more trip description at:



A Lincoln Highway concrete marker medallion drew 25

bids before closing at $213.65:



A water-transfer souvenir tourist decal of a ski scene at

Donner Pass brought $29!



A real photo postcard of Chamber's Wayside Inn, gas

station in Essex, CA on Route 66 closed at $113.61:



A 1927 Official State Highway road map of Arizona in fair

condition only surprisingly closed at $334 (spite bidding?)



A souvenir pennant from the S.S. Grand View Ship Hotel

brought $35.21.


A collection of 163 flattened match covers from Route 66

business closed at $224.72:



A 1913 Hamilton's California Tour Book only attracted

two bids but brought $152.50:



A round porcelain Goodrich school safety guide post sign

brought $312.55:



A Breezewood, PA 14 unit motel sold under Ebay's Make

An Offer provisions at $175,000. Many pics still available:



I missed bidding on this wonderful chrome postcard of the

Buckeye Sinclair Gas Station at the intersection of US 30

and SR 9, Hanoverton, OH. It closed at $22.72:



A mining Doctor's 1920+ photo album from Ely, NV was

popular attracting 18 bids and closing at $797.98. Pics

are down but further description is available at:



A 1923 National Park-To-Park Highway map brought




A real photo view of Fred's Place, south out of Lake

Tahoe on US 50 brought $153.51:



A water-transfer souvenir decal of the Pennsylvania

Turnpike was very popular attracting 32 bids and closing

at $97.66!



A banged-up Lincoln Highway marker medallion failed to

meet it's reserve price, only attracting bids up to $75.99:



A real photo postcard of the Lake Tahoe Country Club

brought $160.82:



A real photo postcard of the Lookout Point Hotel at

Emigrant Gap, CA closed at $54.77:



A wonderful set of 32 glass negatives of the construction

of the Holland Tunnel seemed a real bargain at $105.05:



A porcelain radiator badge from the Denver Auto Club

closed at $108.50:



Another banged-up Lincoln Highway marker medallion

failed to attract any interest when listed with an opening

bid of $400, or when later listed with an opening bid of




A 1929 Marland Oil road map of Oklahoma closed at



A similar Marland Oil Kansas map brought $75.


A 1934 Official State Highway map of Michigan was

popular attracting 12 bids and closing at $66:


A 1937 one went for $39:


A 1931 one closed at $59:



A circa 1910 real photo postcard of the First National

Blank in Dunlap, IA surprisingly closed at $224.50:



A circa 1920 real photo postcard of a snowbound

Gaynor's Lunch wagon, location unknown, was still

desirable and closed at $202.50:



A 1938 The Story Of Howard Johnsons booklet went

for $47.45:



A linen advertising postcard for Miller's Cafeteria in

Fort Wayne brought $37.87:



A nice 1920 real photo postcard of downtown

Bourbon, off the 1928 Indiana Lincoln Highway route,

closed at $54:



A 1930 Official State Highway map of New Mexico

brought $113.61:



A real photo if the Auto Park Camp on the National

Hwy in Cumberland, MD closed at $63.75:



This old Texaco strip map booklet of the Lincoln

Highway is always popular. This one drew 19 bids and

closed at $137.51:



A pair of plastic salt & pepper shakers in the shape of

Mobil gas pumps brought $47.01:



Another Lincoln Highway marker medallion, with it's

three prongs still attached brought $297.55:



A 1914 Lincoln Highway Association membership card

brought $58.99:



A real photo postcard of the German Car in the 1908

New York to Paris Auto Race in Kearney, NE by the

noted photographer SD Butcher closed at $57.59:



A linen advertising card of the Downington Diner on US

30 in PA brought $78:



Another one of these tin Lincoln Highway Garage,

Rawlins, WY signs brought $305:


Over 15 of these have shown up on Ebay over the last

5-10 years making me a little suspicious that these might

be repros.


A 1908 watch fob commemorating Jack Banta driver of

the Chicago Automobile club pilot car for the New

York-Paris racers closed at $91.57:



A "We travel Nebraska US 30" water-transfer souvenir

decal brought $13.29:



A very nice printed black & white advertising postcard

of the Edgewood restaurant 9 miles west of Coatesville,

PA on the Lincoln Highway brought $38.50:



A shield-shaped US 395 road sign with plastic bead

reflectors from California was popular and closed at




A cast iron Iowa US 20 shield-shaped road sign went

for $492:



A real photo postcard of the Rainbow Bridge at Donner

Summit filled with cars and people, purporting to be the

1928 Lincoln Highway marking ceremony brought



The winning bidder ignored my request for a scan of the



A nice old real photo postcard of the LH Arch in Dixon,

IL closed at $77.36:



I was the lucky winner of a copy of the 1910

Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Co.'s magazine The

Co-Operator, featuring the article, A Woman's Motor

Trip Across the Continent by Alice H. Ramsey. This

early account of Alice's journey is not included in the

Bliss Bibliography of Transcontinental Auto Trips, and

is a real find for me. My winning bid was $57.78.

Check it out at:



I was also the lucky winner of this heretofore unknown

real photo postcard view of the Carroll Summit Station

on old US 50 (Lincoln Highway, now bypassed) in

NV, which I won at $68.00 (ouch):



Check out the two Lincoln Highway signs on this real

photo view of the north side of Main St, in Montour, IA:



A lot of three Texaco folding road maps including one

for the Lincoln Highway featuring strip maps of the

entire highway brought $56:



A very nice lot of 19 vintage tourist brochures of Lake

Tahoe closed at $207.06:



A very worn and rusted embossed shield-shaped US

30 sign from Wyoming brought $169.50:



That's all for now. See you soon in Fort Morgan.

yer pal,


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Super, Super job. A good read the whole way!!!


Full of great info.


I'm glad to see the prices on Ebay. The few items I have been able to outbid you on over the years must be worth a small fortune now! B)


Again, a terrific job on the newsletter, late or not.


Keep the Show on the Road

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Appreciate your efforts on the newletter. Always look forward to reading it.


We had the opportunity a few years back of stopping in Van Wert, Ohio, at the Balyeat's, or Baly- eats as I first thought it was pronounced. That is some classic sign. Loved that "Young Fried Chicken."


Great food.


We had quite a character for a waitress. She had been there since almost the end of WWII and had come over as a war bride. Quite a lady!! I can't remember her name though. Imagining doing that job for that long.


I must admit that, at the time, I had no idea of what a control hotel was. I thought it might have something to do with speed.

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