Category Archives: Illinois

20th Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival in Rochelle, Illinois

Rochelle, Illinois hosts the 20th annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival on August 18–20, 2017. Continue reading

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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: Ohio Illinois Iowa

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2013 Lincoln Highway Buy-Way: August 8–10

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 … Continue reading

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Carl Fisher featured in Illinois LH mural

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has installed a mural in Lynwood featuring Carl Fisher, the father of the Lincoln Highway. Artist installs historical mural in Lynwood, The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, Ind.), October 10, 2012

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New Lincoln Highway exhibit in Illinois museum

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has installed a new exhibit on the historic highway in the Joliet Area Historical Museum in Joliet, Illinois. Popular Joilet museum gets Lincoln Hwy exhibit, Brian Butko, Lincoln Highway News, November 2, 2012

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Bernie Queneau visits Lincoln Highway mural featuring himself

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 … Continue reading

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Interactive map of Illinois Lincoln Highway murals

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has added an interactive map of its murals and gazebos throughout the state. Thanks to Cece Otto for the tip! Illinois Lincoln Highway Interactive Map

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Batavia, IL gets Lincoln Highway mural

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

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Historic gas station in Geneva, IL to be preserved

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 … Continue reading

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Press coverage of the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way

Here are some news articles that covered the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way earlier this month. Sales move to Lincoln Highway, Lindsay McCoy, The Times Bulletin (Van Wert, Ohio), August 9, 2012 Lincoln Buy-Way sale continues today, Anthony Conchel, Bucyrus (Ohio) Telegraph … Continue reading

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