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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


the Blog Lincoln Highway Postcard:


[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:





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:





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.


[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:


Read at review at Route66News.com:



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:


Here's a review at the Route 66 News blog:


Checkout the tour blog with many photos:


From the Wall Street Journal:


From KCBD all news radio in San Francisco:


From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


From the LATimes.com:


From the New York Post's Required Reading column:


From the Fort Wayne Observed blog with a video:


From the Deseret Morning News:


from the New York Times - The Virtues of Avoiding Interstates by

Phil Patton:


From the HuntingtonNews.net:


Wallis also was featured on the Comedy Channel's Colbert

Report. You can watch the video here:


[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:


and at





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:


And the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor wins a 2007 Arthur

St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards from the Westmoreland

County Historical Society:



Take a virtual drive on the Lincoln Highway care of PennDot - go

to this site:


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




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:


And from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:



Brian also sends us these stories:

The LH bridge over Turtle Creek will be replaced:


Save-A-Landmark brings $20,000 shine to Shoe House:



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:



Roadtrippin' Blog features Lancaster to Pittsburgh:



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.":


and at:



Esther writes to let us know about the Big Mac museum on the

LH, from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


Read more about it and check out some pics at the

RoadsideAmerica.com site:



Checkout the wonderful website for the ice cream parlor - the

Franklin Fountain in downtown Pennsylvania:



Color snapshots of the Grandview Ship Hotel at Suzy's bloomers




"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:



Jalynn's Window on Nature blog has some pics of the LH near

Schellsburg - A Very Scenic Drive:



Great Thai Food in Amish Country at the Lemon Grass, 2481

Lincoln Highway, Lancaster. Read the review at:


[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.":



An article about the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way yardsale from



"Buy-Way Sale a big hit in Crawford County":



Canton Lincoln Highway bricks preserved for the Great Platte

River Road Archway Museum in Kearney, Nebraska:


[Anyone have a semi to deliver these?]

and an update:



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:



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:





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



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:





IL LHA Director Kay Shelton gave a Lincoln Highway

presentation sponsored by the Sycamore Historical Society:



Lincoln Highway mural proposed for Dixon:



Paul Dilworth of Los Angeles will paint the third streetscape mural

in DeKalb:



A new antique store has opening in DeKalb at 235 E. Lincoln

Highway, featuring architectural antiques:



Frankfort and New Lenox rally for Route 30 - Lincoln Highway

widening, from the FrankfortStar.com



A new Italian restaurant called Filo Spinatos and translates in

Italian to barbed wire, is planned for 241 E. Lincoln Highway in

downtown DeKalb:



The Lincoln Highway Buy-Way yard sale extends west into IL:


Kay Shelton has a blog about the Illinois Buy-Way participants

that includes some links to local businesses:



Willow chairs from Fulton sold on the LH during the depression

from the Glimpses of Fulton blog:



Booster days in Creston - from Axcess News:



Live music and a good place to hang out in DeKalb - the House

Cafe at 263 E. Lincoln Highway:


and at:





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



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:



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:



The Iowa Bed and Breakfast Association website has a page

featuring the Lincoln Hoyel in Lowden, IA:



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:


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)


The real player link to the story:


And the link to the photos we took:


Thanks again,



Archive.org has the following 1922 document online: Preliminary

impact studies--Skunk River bridge on the Lincoln highway

near Ames, Iowa:





A pedestrian and bicycle trail is proposed along the old Lincoln

Highway between Omaha and Elkhorn:



Ghost Roads of Nebraska from the WashingtonPost.com:



A couple near Sutherland, Nebraska collect their very own diner:



Blackstad's Blog has some musings on small town Nebraska,

namely Schuyler at:


as does Prairie Traveler





Wienies & Things - a unique new eatery on LH in Rock River,

from the Jackson Hole Star Tribune, Oasis on the Plains:





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:





Checkout Truckee.com's History Page with a link to a Historic

Downtown Walking Tour:



Truckee River's Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway (paved and unpaved

sections) includes sections of the Lincoln Highway, read more from

the Sierra Sun:


and at the Bikeway website:



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):


Check out Calisphere at:



JoesBigBlog has some nice pictures of the Lincoln Highway

bridge railings at:



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:



Bear Rescue on the Rainbow Bridge - Donner Summit, from ABC

TV, LA [with video]


and from KNBC with great slideshow [click on pic]





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


Lincoln Highway - Brothels, Pony Express, & Shoetrees,

The Lincoln Highway Between Fallon and Austin, NV


Lincoln Highway Photos Roadhound Didn't Take



and from Roadhound:

Part 2: Following The Early Lincoln In Utah; West Valley

City To Dugway


Part 3: Running With The Ponies


Part 4: Callao To Ely


Part 5: Great Basin And Points West


Part 6: The Road Home



Check out Waymarking.com's Lincoln Highway pages at:



A 50th Anniversary recreation of beat author Jack Kerouac's novel

On the Road includes the Lincoln Highway.

Boston.com's travel site:


and from the North Platte Bulletin - The beat goes on: Tracing

Kerouac's tracks through North Platte, Lincoln County and




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



Visit Brian's website at:


and read Brian's interview at Heidi's Pick Six blog, and dig that

picture of Sarah and Brian in their new roadbuilding equipment:





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.



The emerging trend of "slow travel" is described in this Chicago

Sun Times article:


and visit the new slow travel site at:



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:



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:


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:



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.":


Read more about it the Library of Congress:


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:



Bill Inman is traveling coast to coast on horseback, from

Wyoming's Green River Star:


And visit Bill's website at:



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:





ebay auctions:


A large 1918 wall road map of Illinois went for $43:



A real photo postcard of Globin's resort in Al Tahoe closed at




A printed black and white view of a diner interior from

Bordentown, NJ required $217.50 to take home:



A boxed set of 25 real photo Keystone Stereoviews of the

Eastern half of the Lincoln Highway was a bargain at $90:



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!



A 1920 Golden Gate Pocket Guide & Map of San Francisco

went for $70.65:



A signed limited edition volume, The Salt of Earth, by

Bonneville Salt Flats land speed record holder A B Jenkins

closed at $113.50:



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



[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:



A Howard Johnsons Restaurant logo'd china teapot went for




A nice condition folding Texaco Lincoln Highway Road map

closed at $64.00


and another went for $60.95:



A 1923 Illinois Dept. Of Highways Construction Map

surprisingly brought $204:



A AAA Lincoln Highway brochure went for $21.97:



An aluminum business card from the Lincoln Highway

Garage in York, PA closed at $36:



A 1924 National Park to Park Highway Map brought




Checkout this neat medal token from 1976, as produced

by the Iowa US 30 Association:



A 1929 Humble Oil map guide of the Airways, Highways,

and Waterways of Texas closed at $90.89:



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:


These Shell ones from Van Wert, OH brought $91:



This real photo postcard of the Hoffman Hotel garage

on the LH in Bedford, PA closed at $43:


An interior of the dining room at the hotel brought $46:



A scarce real photo view of the Lincoln Lodge west of

Ligonier, PA brought $79.85:



A nice copy of the scarce By Motor to the Golden Gate

by Emily Post closed at $53.79:



A yellow diamond Winding Road sign with marble

reflectors was popular drawing 14 bids and closed

at $280:



A 1925 Custer Battlefield road map brought $71:



A 1936 menu from Farrell's Cafe on the LH in

Columbia, PA closed at $51:



A really nice porcelain sign for Members of United

Motor Courts brought $159:



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:



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:



A shield shaped steel US 6 sign with most of its paint

gone closed at $146.94:



A rare butter box from the Lincoln Highway Dairy in

Delphos, OH closed at $66:



A vintage luggage decal from Chambers Lodge in Lake

Tahoe received 10 bids and brought $54:



A worn and rusty Lincoln Highway cigar tin box still

brought $56.55:



A scarce 1925 Standard Oil road map of Alabama

closed at $56.77:



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:



An early real photo postcard view showing the road way

over the Donner Summit closed at $53.98:



A modern (mid-century) chrome view postcard of Kings

Beach in Lake Tahoe was a surprise when it closed at




An attractive '50s advertising postcard from the Midwest

Motel on the LH east of Fort Wayne closed at $46:


[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:


This 1937 Iowa Official State Hwy map brought $34.33:


A 1938 Centennial one brought $64.21:


and a 1939 one brought $32.88:



A 1926 road map of Montana from the Sunburst Refining

Co, was highly desired with 13 bids and closed at $185.53:



A collection of Lincoln Highway Dairy bottles - 3 cream

top quarts and 2 half-pints brought $152.52:



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:


This view showing hydraulic mining brought $48.77:



A 1921 volume - Motor Camping by Elon Jessop

went for $66.56:



A 1926 volume - Motoring Thru the Yosemite, closed

at $67.66:



A 1920's Indian Oil road map of Indiana attracted 13

bids and closed at $128:



A 1932 Mohawk Hobbs map guide to the Lincoln

Highway brought $34.55:


A 1923 one brought $36.45:



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:


and my bid of $169.50 was not sufficient for this 2nd

one that closed at $172:



That's all for now,



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