Rochelle, Illinois hosts the 21st annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival this summer, from August 17–19. The festival will feature musical performances, carnival rides, raffles, food court, beer garden, pancake breakfasts, car show, parade, local crafts and shops, and kids’ zone.
Rochelle, Illinois hosts the 20th annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival this summer, from August 18–20. The festival will feature musical performances, carnival rides, raffles, food court, beer garden, pancake breakfasts, car show, parade, local crafts and shops, and kids’ zone.
The eighth annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way, a yard sale that stretches across hundreds of miles, will be held from Thursday, August 8 to Saturday, August 10, 2013. Five states are participating: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia. Here is more information on how to participate in the Buy-Way:
Bernard and Esther Queneau recently visited Frankfort, Illinois to see the village’s Lincoln Highway mural. It features four Eagle Scouts on their road trip across the Lincoln Highway in 1928, including a 16-year-old Bernie.
- Return of the Century: 100-Year-Old Man Recalls Coast-to-Coast Tour of Lincoln Highway, Joe Vince, Frankfort (Ill.) Patch, September 11, 2012
Batavia, Illinois is the latest to have a Lincoln Highway mural installed by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition.
- Batavia takes its place in Lincoln Highway mural project, Linda Girardi, The Beacon-News (Aurora, Ill.), August 10, 2012
The historic Pure Oil gas station building in Geneva, Illinois will be preserved by its current owner. Its service bays will be converted into drive-through lanes for a bank. The owner’s previous plans for tearing down the building had been rejected by the city.
- Geneva council favors bank on historic Pure Oil site, Susan Sarkauskas, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.), August 28, 2012
- New plan for Geneva’s historic Pure Oil building well-received, Geneva (Ill.) Republican, August 10, 2012