Author Archives: James Lin

WWI-era motorcycles to commemorate 1919 Army convoy at inauguration

On Jan. 20, the Wheels Through Time American Transportation Museum in Maggie Valley [North Carolina], will be making history once again — this time, participating in the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Day Parade. During the historic event, the museum will bring … Continue reading

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Obama’s Eisenhower moment

Tom Lewis, author of Divided Highways, argues that we should learn the lessons from the story of how Eisenhower created and funded the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s and apply them towards Obama’s economic stimulus program. [Eisenhower] knew firsthand … Continue reading

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A bicycle race lays the groundwork for the Lincoln Highway

The route for a coast-to-coast bicycle race in 1896 eventually led to the routing of the Lincoln Highway, and later Interstate 80, through Salt Lake City. Living History: Big Bill’s bicycle set the course for the freeway, Salt Lake Tribune, … Continue reading

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Jersey City cops honor fallen colleagues

The Jersey City Police Department held a minute of silence in honor of police officers Robert Nguyen and Shawn Carson, who died in 2005 when they drove off the Lincoln Highway Bridge when the center section was raised. The bridge … Continue reading

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Replica apple truck to be put on display next to LH

Students from Franklin County Career and Technology Center are building a replica 1920 Selden apple truck, the kind used frequently almost a century ago in agricultural Franklin County. According to Janet Pollard of Franklin County Visitors’ Bureau, the 1.5 scale … Continue reading

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Review: The Ship Inn in Exton, Pa.

Town Talk reviews the Ship Inn, a restaurant along the Lincoln Highway in Exton, Pennsylvania that has been at the same location since 1796. The Historic Ship Inn: Doing Business For Over Two Hundred Years, Town Talk (Ridley, Pa.), December … Continue reading

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Sat 1/3: California chapter of LHA meeting

California Lincoln Highway AssociationQuarterly Chapter MeetingSaturday, January 3, 2009 at Noon Banta Inn22563 S 7th StBanta, CA 95376 Clayton Mehring will lead the program, which will be about Lincoln Highway geocaching. What is geocaching? How does it work? You’ll get … Continue reading

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11/10: A presentation on the Lincoln Highway in Ohio

Join the Osnaburg Historical Society on Monday, Nov. 10, to hear Jim Cassler from the Ohio Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor talk about the historic highway that travels through East Canton and Osnaburg Township. Osnaburg Historical Society invites public to presentation … Continue reading

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Tour the Lincoln Highway in Iowa

Interested adventure buffs can travel the highway themselves with two upcoming events within about a 45-minute drive from Iowa City.  A Chance to Tour the Lincoln Highway, Iowa City Press-Citizen, October 28, 2008

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Rick Sebak’s Lincoln Highway documentary premieres

Rick Sebak’s latest documentary, “A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway,” premiered on PBS on October 29. If you missed it, your local PBS station will probably show it again sometime this weekend — be sure to check your local listings. … Continue reading

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