California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/8

Fall 2016 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Starts at 11:00 am

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

Chapter meeting at 1:00 pm — Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • LH signage and website updates
  • Lathrop and Western Terminus marker plaques

Presentation

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Nevada chapter hosts tour of Dog Valley section of LH on 10/1

The Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association will be having a tour of the original Dog Valley section of the highway (between Verdi, Nevada and Truckee, California) on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

We will meet as a group at the westernmost main parking lot at the Boomtown Casino, off I-80 Exit 4. Park and meet at the west end of the lot.

Mike Mooney and Chad Hicks have mapped the tour, with a few stops along the way (including pit stops). Plan on taking around 4 hours for this exciting trip.

Our final destination will include lunch in Truckee at the Village Pizzeria, which serves a wide variety of entrees. If you have facts, stories or history related to the tour, come prepared to share, but please keep it brief, as we have a lot of territory to cover.

All-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicles are encouraged, as is carpooling. Please RSVP for the tour and if you would like to carpool with someone by emailing Cindy Ainsworth:

We hope many of you will be able to attend the tour.

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Nevada Chapter meeting on Sat 7/16

Summer 2016 Nevada Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Lunch starts 12:00 noon
Meeting starts 1:30 pm

Louis’ Basque Corner
301 E 4th Street
Reno, NV 89501
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Agenda: Includes nomination of officers.

Please RSVP for the meeting and lunch with Cindy Ainsworth:
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California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/9

Summer 2016 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 9, 2016
12:00 noon

Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats
Inside the Truckee Hotel
10007 Bridge St
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-8688
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Lunch starts at 12 noon

Menu: artisan green salad, grilled steak, chicken or blackened fish

Chapter meeting starts at 1:00 pm

Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Updates: Website, markers, signage, LH plaque restoration, Zachary Parker Eagle Scout project, Nevada chapter update, Orangevale Bridge restoration

Presentation: Jim Bonar, “Lincoln Highway Lecture 102”

Jim brings the Lincoln Highway across Nevada and California back to life, with an array of old photographs of the highway during its heyday and maps of the highway’s path across Nevada and the Sierra.

Jim Bonar is a retired teacher and a member of the Lincoln Highway Association. He is the past Nevada director and past president of the Nevada chapter.

Brief history of the Truckee Hotel

The Truckee Hotel was first established in 1873 as the American House and was known the Whitney House for decades. It was a major stagecoach stop on the Dutch Flat Wagon Road. The structure was rebuilt in 1909 after a major fire. After many renamings in the 20th century, it acquired its present name in 1976. The building was restored in 1992.

Source: Sierra Nevada Geotourism

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California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/2

Spring 2016 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 noon

Harry’s Hofbrau
14900 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 357-1707
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Chapter meeting starts at 1:00 pm in the patio

Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Updates: Website, 2016 LH Conference, LH signage, and Lathrop and Western Terminus marker plaques

Road trip

  • Lincoln Highway sign locations between San Leandro and the Hotel Oakland
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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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