California Chapter meeting and officer elections on Sat 1/9

Winter 2016 California Chapter Meeting and Officer Elections
Saturday, January 9, 2016
10:30 am–4:00 pm

Rancho Cordova City Hall — American River Room
2729 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 851-8700
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Lunch at 11:00 am — complimentary

Menu: Catered soup, salad, sandwich and taco bar

While we are enjoying our lunch, Shelly Blanchard, executive director of the Cordova Community Council, will have a 15–20 minute presentation about their upcoming Lincoln Highway Celebration and marker dedications, slated for April 10 in Rancho Cordova, and tell you a little about the city. She will have a slide show to share their plans, drawings of the memorial marker, event logo and other information. She looks forward to getting input from chapter members regarding how they may wish to be involved and to answer questions.

Chapter Meeting Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • LH marker and signage updates
  • Officer elections

Presentation

  • Brian Smith: The History of Porcelain Enamel Signage from CSAA, ACSC and the California Division of Highways
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Nevada Chapter presentation and meeting on Sat 11/14

Guest post from Warren White, newsletter editor for the Nevada chapter

Jim Bonar on the Lincoln Highway
Saturday, November 14, 2015
1:00 pm

Sparks Heritage Museum
820 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431
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The Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association will present a special free program at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 14 at the Sparks Heritage Museum. Jim Bonar will share his popular Lincoln Highway 102 lecture, which focuses on the development of the highway, along with some terrific photos of the Nevada route.

Jim’s presentation will explain how the association was formed and how the highway evolved until its demise in 1928. You will see an array of old photographs taken of the highway during its existence. The photographic tour will include many photos and maps of the highway’s paths across the state and the Sierra.

Those interested in learning more about the Lincoln Highway Association can stay for our meeting immediately following the lecture.

Jim Bonar is a retired teacher and a member of the Lincoln Highway Association. He is president of the Nevada chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association and was previously its Nevada state director.

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California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/3

Fall 2015 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 3, 2015
11:00 am–3:00 pm

Whirlows Tossed and Grilled
1926 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 466-2823
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  • Parking available on the street or in back
  • Menu

Meeting Agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • LH Sign reports for Stockton, Sierra, East Bay and Rancho Cordova
  • 2015 California tours update
  • Appreciation Awards

Presentation

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2015 Lincoln Highway Buy-Way: August 13–15

The 2015 annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way, a multi-state yard sale along the Lincoln Highway, will take place from August 13 to 15. For more information about specific states, visit:

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California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/11

Summer 2015 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Lunch at 11:30 am

Castle Rock Restaurant
1848 Portola Ave
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 456-7100
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Directions

  • Take I-580 to Exit 52B, Livermore Ave.
  • Turn south onto Livermore Ave.
  • Turn right onto Portola Ave.
  • Castle Rock is on the right.
  • Parking is available next to the restaurant and on the street.

Lunch (cash or credit)
Menu
Sandwiches, salads or burgers: $8–14
Beverages (non-alcoholic): $2.50

Meeting at 1:00 pm

Duarte Garage and Lincoln Highway Museum
North L Street and Portola Ave
(across the street from Castle Rock)
Livermore, CA
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Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • 2015 Coach Tour and Cruise
  • Updates: website, speakers, Henry B. Joy Tour, California Chapter dinner, LH signs and markers

Presentation

  • Will Bolton, curator of the Duarte Garage Museum: History of the Duarte Garage
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California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/4

Spring 2015 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 4, 2015
12:00 noon

Lunch
Pacific Street Café
301 Lincoln St
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 782-5673
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Directions

  • From I-80, take Exit 102: Riverside Ave/Auburn Blvd.
    • From I-80 East, turn left onto Riverside Ave.
    • From I-80 West, turn right onto Riverside Ave.
  • Bear right onto Vernon St.
  • Turn right onto Grant St.
  • Turn left onto Oak St.
  • Turn left around roundabout onto Washington Blvd, go under the railroad.
  • Turn right onto Church St.
  • Turn right onto Lincoln St.

Lunch menu: $7–12

  • Burgers, sandwiches, salads, soup

Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • Updates: online maps, LH signs, and 2015 Tour

Field trip

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California Chapter meeting on Sat 1/10

Winter 2015 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, January 10, 2015
12:00 noon

Lunch
Vince’s Ristorante
840 Harbor Boulevard
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 371-6395
Google Map

Directions

  • Take Business I-80/US 50 to Harbor Blvd (Exit 1 Eastbound, Exit 1B Westbound).
  • Head north on Harbor Blvd.
  • The restaurant is ½ mile on the right, between Evergreen Ave and West Capitol Ave.
  • The banquet room is in back.

Lunch menu: $16

  • Veal Parmigiana, Steak or Chicken Sandwich or Lasagna

Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • Officer elections
  • Updates: online maps, LH signs, and 2015 Tour

Presentation: DVD Double Feature

  • 1915 Auto Trip to Tahoe
  • 1915 Pan-Pacific Film, 1930 Tahoe Auto Tour
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California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/4

Fall 2014 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 4, 2014
12:00 noon–5:00 pm

Lunch
Castle Rock Restaurant
1848 Portola Ave
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 456-7100
Google Map

Directions

  • Take I-580 to Exit 52B, Livermore Ave.
  • Turn south onto Livermore Ave.
  • Turn right onto Portola Ave.
  • Castle Rock is on the right.
  • Parking is available next to the restaurant and on the street.

Lunch menu (cash or credit)
Sandwiches, salads or burgers: $8–14
Beverages (non-alcoholic): $2.50

Meeting
Duarte Garage and Lincoln Highway Museum
North L Street and Portola Ave
(across the street from Castle Rock)
Livermore, CA
Google Map

Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • LH Sign and Stockton LH Sign project updates
  • 2015 Tour and Conference updates

Presentation

  • Jeff Kaskey on the history of Joesville
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California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/12

Summer 2014 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 12, 2014
12:00 noon–5:00 pm

Tortilla Flats Restaurant
564 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95762
(530) 626-0101
Google Map

Directions

From US 50:

  • From US 50 East, turn right onto Bedford Avenue.
  • From US 50 West, turn left onto Bedford Avenue.

Then…

  • Turn left on Main Street
  • Tortilla Flats is on the right

Parking is available next to the restaurant and on the street.

Lunch (cash or credit)

  • Combo platters starting at $6 (include rice, beans or creamed corn)
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic): $1–2

Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • LH sign and marker updates
  • Utah 2014 conference report
  • Michigan 2015 conference update
  • Update on Lincoln/Victory Highway Books to be published by Arcadia Publishing

Road trip

  • Pollock Pines along the Pioneer/old US 50 alignment
    along Carson Rd–Pony Express Trail
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New award recognizing coast-to-coast travel over Lincoln Highway

Lincoln Highway Association announces new award program recognizing completion of coast-to-coast travel over the Lincoln Highway

The Board of Directors of the Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) approved the initiation of a new recognition program called The Bernie Queneau Coast-To-Coast Lincoln Highway Recognition Award at its board meeting on February 13, 2014. The new program provides a means for recognizing individuals who have traveled the entire distance of the Lincoln Highway. A certificate of achievement and a commemorative pin will be issued by the LHA to those who qualify for the award based upon successful processing of the application form designed for this purpose.

Anyone who has traveled the entire route is eligible. To apply for the award, fill out the application form and mail it, along with supporting materials, to the address indicated on the form for processing. There is no application fee or deadline for submission. As many applications as possible will be completed by the review committee in time to announce the names of recipients during the Annual Conference in Tooele, Utah the week of June 17–21, 2014.

Future applications can be submitted and awards issued at any time during the year, but only those applications received by April 30 will be announced at that year’s Annual Conference.

Many Lincoln Highway enthusiasts have already completed the coast-to-coast travel. This is a significant achievement which warrants recognition in a special way through this program. The recognition program is also intended to inspire others to consider such an adventure as a way of enriching their Lincoln Highway experience.

Bernie Queneau Coast-to-Coast Lincoln Highway Recognition Award — Application Form

For more information, contact:

Kay Shelton
President, LHA
John Jackson
At-Large Director #2, LHA

Edited on September 23, 2014 to reflect the fact that the award was renamed in honor of Bernie Queneau.

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