I had a great time at the Lincoln Highway National Conference in Fort Morgan, CO, and was honored to be asked by Jan Shupert-Arick to serve as the Vice-President of the Lincoln Highway Association, and of course, honored to have been so elected. As they say, I serve at the pleasure of my President! I look forward to working with Jan and our Executive Director David Hay, the rest of the Board, State and local Directors and members.
I have a lot of ideas to increase the LHA membership, and to make the Lincoln Highway a more accessible and fun place for families and young people. I will be contacting you in the future for your assistance in compiling information regarding restaurants, lodging, historical, natural and tourist attractions along the LH-way so that this information can be available on-line, and linkable with our mapping project. A lot of things are happening and in the works, and I will be calling on you for your help.
The Fort Morgan conference was a rare chance to explore the early Colorado loop of the Lincoln Highway, and to meet up with all my LH pals from around the country and from Luxemburg. I especially enjoyed the back roads driving, the mountains and the “wide open spaces.” I am still cleaning the dust out of my car!
Kathleen Dow, from the University of Michigan Special Collections Library, with the original Lincoln Highway Association archives, reports:
We just got the Indiana and Ideal Section images successfully mounted on the website! If you go here: http://images.umdl.umich.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?;c=linchigh;size=20;page=search;view=thumbnail and type in either Indiana or Ideal Section in the top box, you will get the thumbnails of those images. And, as with the other images, clicking on the thumbnail will give you a larger display. Please let me know if you have any questions. We will be working on mounting the remaining images during the next few weeks. Thank you again for the generous gift that allowed me to get this project back on the road again. Hope you all have a wonderful time at the Conference!
The Lincoln Highway now has a page on Rachael Ray’s Everyday with Rachael Ray website. It has a function where you can add places to eat and stay, and upload pictures:
[What’s next – Franzwa on Oprah?]
Michael Wallis‘ new book The Lincoln Highway with photos by Pulitzer award winning Michael S. Williamson, is out and he will be starting on a crosscounty promotional tour on the Lincoln Highway starting in NYC on July 17. Michael is the well known author of 1988’s Route 66 which is credited, in part, for the recent popularization of the “Mother Road.” He was also an advisor, and voice actor as the Sheriff, for the animated Pixar movie Cars. We are hoping that the new book brings increased awareness about the Lincoln Highway.Michael’s author website is at: http://www.michaelwallis.com/
The Lincoln Highway Book Tour has its own website at: http://www.lincolnhighwaybook.com/
Read a review at armchairinterviews.com: http://reviews.armchairinterviews.com/reviews/the-lincoln-highway