California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/9

Summer 2022 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 9, 2022

Old 40 Bar & Grill
Donner Ski Ranch
19320 Donner Pass Road
Norden, CA 95724
(530) 426-3635
Google map

Directions:

  • Take I-80 to Exit 174 Soda Springs
  • Turn east onto Donner Pass Road
  • Turn left into the parking lot of Donner Ski Ranch
  • Old 40 Bar and Grill is on the upper level

11:30 am
Lunch

1:00 pm
Meeting

  • Officer & committee reports
  • Updates: Website, signs and markers, 2022 and 2023 Conference reports
  • Presentation: Eastern Third Tour by Paul Gilger

California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/2

Spring 2022 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 2, 2022

Lunch at 11:30 am

Old Mexico Restaurant
1848 Portola Ave
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 456-7100
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Directions

  • Take I-580 to Exit 52B, Livermore Ave.
  • Turn south onto Livermore Ave.
  • Turn right onto Portola Ave.
  • Old Mexico is on the right.
  • Parking is available next to the restaurant and on the street.

Meeting at 1:00 pm

Duarte Garage and Lincoln Highway Museum
North L Street and Portola Ave
(across the street from Old Mexico)
Livermore, CA
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Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • 2022 Illinois Conference and related tours
  • California LH Roadway Painting project
  • Updates: website, speakers, LH signs and markers, 1917 terminus plaque, Echo Summit Lodge

Presentation

California Chapter online meeting and officer elections THIS SATURDAY 1/15

Winter 2022 California Chapter Meeting and Officer Elections
THIS SATURDAY, January 15, 2022
Sign in starts — 12:30 PM (US Pacific Time)
Meeting starts — 1:00 PM (US Pacific Time)
Open to the public

The California Chapter of the LHA will have our winter meeting and officer elections online via Zoom. Chapter members without access to a computer or smartphone are still welcome to join us, but will need to ask family or friends to view the meeting on their computer or smartphone.

The meeting will begin this Saturday at 1:00 PM. The host will be chapter president Joel Windmiller and chapter secretary Paulette Johnston, with Jimmy Lin providing Zoom tech support.

Agenda

  • Officer and Committee reports
  • Officer elections
  • Updates on LHA National Conference for 2022 and 2023
  • 2022 Coach tour of the Lincoln Highway
  • California Lincoln Highway book project
  • Ophir Road monument sign replacement
  • Signage projects
  • Promotional activities

If you’re interested in joining us, please email chapter president Joel Windmiller at for Zoom meeting instructions.

A lost artifact found!

The above photo from our fall 2008 Forum shows the Terminus at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. We know this photo is from after 1928 as The Boy Scouts placed the concrete terminus post all across the county in 1928. In 1917 a flag pole was erected to the memory of Betsy Ross, creator of the flag of the United States. We can see the pole and base in the photo above. Attached are two bronze plaques on the side facing the Palace. On the side facing us, the bronze plaque read, “END OF THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY.” In the 1970s, someone removed the flagpole and concrete base and lost the components, until now!

Our attentive members, located in the eastern part of the country, noticed this item for sale and notified our California Chapter of the LHA of its existence. I had the great honor to retrieve the object and save it for the Lincoln Highway Association. Gaze upon the beauty below.

The object is bronze and has been bent slightly on the right side due to being torn off the concrete in the 1970s. There are some etched scratches on the top left from what we believe was a back-hoe pulling it off the base. The bronze has taken on an aged patina since being exposed to the damp San Francisco weather between 1917 and the 1970s. This history makes the object the longest lasting of all the various terminus signs or markers placed at this location.

The photo on the cover of The Forum is seen above with an arrow showing the location of the bronze “END OF THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY” plaque. The bushes behind the flagpole are hiding the fountain, which still stands today. The shrubs have long since been removed.

We took the bronze plaque over to the replica concrete Terminus post, installed in 2002 by the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway. While all the markers and signs describe this spot as the “Terminus” of the Lincoln Highway, the plaque is the only one that says’s “END OF THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY.”

This fantastic find will now be available for viewing and saved for posterity by the Lincoln Highway Association. To read more about the Terminus and this plaque, check out the June 2014 issue of the California Chapter’s newsletter, “The Traveler,” here. The article starts on page 17.

California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/9

Fall 2021 California Chapter Meeting: Lunch on the Lincoln 2
Saturday, October 9, 2021
10 am–4 pm

Lunch: MUST RSVP BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7
Open to the public

“In the Barn” at the home of Kristen Dieterich
1395 Orange Hill Lane
Penryn, CA 95258
(916) 316-6254
Google Map

Directions: From I-80, take Exit 112 (Penryn Rd), and head north over the freeway. Turn right on Taylor Road (Old US 40/Lincoln/Victory Highways). Turn left on Sisley Road, just past the Valencia Club. Turn left on Orange Hill Lane. Street parking is available (look for parking signs).

Enjoy lunch along the longest section of intact 1916 Lincoln/Victory Highway concrete in Placer County.

10:00–11:30
Meet and Greet

11:30–1:00
Buffet lunch: MUST RSVP BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7

$15 per person
Enjoy lunch in the barn or relaxing by the pond.

  • BBQ tri-tip and chicken
  • Green and potato salad
  • Bread, fruit, dessert
  • Water, soda, beer & wine

If you’re interested in the buffet lunch, please email chapter president Joel Windmiller at BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 with the number of attendees.



1:00–4:00
Meeting and presentation

Please bring a folding chair – only limited seating available.

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Signage and marker updates
  • Website updates
  • Presentation: Caldor Fire damage to the Lincoln Highway Pioneer Alignment

California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/10 — in person again!

Summer 2021 California Chapter Meeting: Lunch on the Lincoln
Saturday, July 10, 2021
11:30 AM–3:00 PM

Lunch: MUST RSVP BY FRIDAY, JULY 2
Open to the public

Moe Mohanna Event Center
2021 Old Bass Lake Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Google Map

Directions: Take US 50 to Bass Lake Road (Exit 32) and head north. Turn left on Old Bass Lake Road, then turn left at the driveway with a row of Italian cypress trees.

Enjoy lunch and the sweeping views of the Sacramento Valley. Explore the longest remaining section of Lincoln Highway concrete in California.

11:30–1:00
Buffet lunch
(must reserve by Friday, July 2)

If you’re interested in the buffet lunch, please email chapter president Joel Windmiller at by Friday, July 2 with the number of attendees.



1:00–3:00
Meeting

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Updates for National Conference in Illinois and California
  • Lincoln Highway Byway in California
  • Folsom signage project
  • Western Terminus marker
  • Donated 1928 concrete markers in Placerville

California Chapter online meeting on Sat 4/3

Spring 2021 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Sign in starts: 12:30 PM (US Pacific Time)
Meeting starts: 1:00 PM (US Pacific Time)
Open to the public

The California Chapter of the LHA will have our spring meeting online via Zoom. Chapter members without access to a computer or smartphone are welcome to join us, but will need to ask family or friends to view the meeting on their computer or smartphone.

The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM. The host will be chapter president Joel Windmiller and chapter secretary Paulette Johnston, with Jimmy Lin providing Zoom tech support.

Agenda

  • Officer and Committee reports
  • COVID-19 impact on 2022 chapter activities and in-person meetings
  • Updates on LHA National Conference for 2022 and 2023
  • Online membership and donation
  • Folsom signage
  • Historical Byway update

If you’re interested in joining us, please email chapter president Joel Windmiller at for Zoom meeting instructions.

California Chapter online meeting and officer elections on Sat 1/9

Winter 2021 California Chapter Meeting and Officer Elections
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Sign in starts — 12:30 PM (US Pacific Time)
Meeting starts — 1:00 PM (US Pacific Time)
Open to the public

The California Chapter of the LHA will have our winter meeting and officer elections online via Zoom. Chapter members without access to a computer or smartphone are still welcome to join us, but will need to ask family or friends to view the meeting on their computer or smartphone.

The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM. The host will be chapter president Joel Windmiller and chapter secretary Paulette Johnston.

Agenda

  • Officer and Committee reports
  • Officer elections
  • COVID-19 impact on 2021 chapter activities
  • Updates on LHA National Conference for 2021 and 2022

If you’re interested in joining us, please email chapter president Joel Windmiller at for Zoom meeting instructions.

California Chapter online meeting on Sat 10/10

Fall 2020 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Sign in — 12:30 PM (US Pacific Time)
Meeting starts — 1:00 PM (US Pacific Time)
Open to the public

The California Chapter of the LHA will have our fall meeting online via Zoom. Chapter members without access to a computer or smartphone are still welcome to join us, but will need to ask family or friends to view the meeting on their computer or smartphone.

The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM. The host will be chapter president Joel Windmiller and chapter secretary Paulette Johnston.

Agenda

  • COVID-19 impact on LHA activities
  • Officer and Committee reports
  • National Conference schedules for Illinois (2021) and California (2022)
  • No presentation is scheduled, but this might change before the meeting
  • Finding a new chapter historian

If you’re interested in joining us, please email chapter president Joel Windmiller at for Zoom meeting instructions.

California Chapter online meeting on Sat 7/11

Summer 2020 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 11, 2020
1:00 PM
Open to the public

The California Chapter of the LHA will have our summer meeting online via Zoom. Chapter members without access to a computer or smartphone are still welcome to join us, but you will need to ask family or friends if you can view the meeting on their computer or smartphone.

The meeting will begin at 1 PM. The host will be chapter president Joel Windmiller and chapter secretary Paulette Johnston.

Agenda

  • Updates on what impact COVID-19 has had on LHA activities at the national and local levels
  • Officer and Committee reports
  • National Conference schedules for Illinois (2021) and California (2022)
  • No presentation is scheduled, but this might change before the meeting

If you’re interested in joining us, please email chapter president Joel Windmiller at for Zoom meeting instructions.