Category Archives: Illinois

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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More good eats in Plainfield, Illinois

Patch columnist Michael Lambert writes about more good eats along the Lincoln Highway in Plainfield, Illinois in the highway’s early decades. Good Eats — Fried Chicken, Ice Cream — Lured Travelers on ‘Lincolnway’, Michael Lambert, Plainfield (Ill.) Patch, April 18, … Continue reading

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Rise and fall of a business on the Lincoln Highway

Patch columnist Michael Lambert writes about the rise and fall of Powell’s Mill, a windmill-inspired diner and gas station along the Lincoln Highway in Plainfield, Illinois from the 1920s through the 1950s. Windmill Diner Survived Prohibition and Thrived until the … Continue reading

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Route 66 walker to walk Lincoln Highway

Emery Duick, who walked and jogged the entire length of Route 66 in 2009, will be walking the entire length of the Lincoln Highway next year to celebrate its centennial. No Sidestepper, Dwight Esau, Des Plaines (Ill.) Journal, April 18, … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway led to gas station boon in Plainfield, IL

As part of his column on the history of Plainfield, Illinois, Michael Lambert writes about how the Lincoln Highway led to a dramatic increase in the number of gas stations in the village. Lincoln Highway Led to Gas Station Boon, … Continue reading

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Park Forest, IL dedicates Lincoln Highway mural on Juneteenth

Park Forest, Illinois dedicated its new Lincoln Highway mural on Juneteenth — June 19 — which celebrates the emancipation of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865, the first widespread enforcement of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The mural is part of … Continue reading

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2012 Lincoln Highway Buy-Way: August 9-11

The eighth annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way takes place from Thursday, August 9 to Saturday, August 11. The yard sales will take place along the Lincoln Highway in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. Buy-Way Yard Sale in Ohio home … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway led to gas station boon in Plainfield, IL

As with towns across the country, the number of gas stations in Plainfield, Illinois dramatically increased after the Lincoln Highway was routed through it. Lincoln Highway Led to Gas Station Boon, Michael Lambert, Plainfield (Ill.) Patch, April 4, 2012

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New Lenox, IL looks to revitalize Lincoln Highway corridor

New Lenox, Illinois approved a study to look into improving the US 30/Lincoln Highway corridor between I-80 and Cedar Road. Route 30 Revitalization: ‘I Just Want Something to Come to Fruition’, Michael Sewall, New Lenox (Ill.) Patch, May 21, 2012

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