Sat 1/3: California chapter of LHA meeting

California Lincoln Highway Association
Quarterly Chapter Meeting
Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Noon

Banta Inn
22563 S 7th St
Banta, CA 95376

Clayton Mehring will lead the program, which will be about Lincoln Highway geocaching. What is geocaching? How does it work? You’ll get a chance to try it out. If you have a handheld GPS unit, bring it along! This program is in keeping with our efforts to acquaint a wider range of people with the Lincoln Highway.


  1. Recording Secretary for the day
  2. Approve minutes of October 4
  3. Officers’ reports
  4. State director’s report
  5. Project reports
  6. Announcements
    • Heritage Preservation League of Folsom is presenting us an award on Thursday, Jan 8 at 5:00pm at the Folsom Museum. All are invited.
  7. Program: Lincoln Highway Geocaching by Clayton Mehring

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, March 21 at the Folsom Museum in Folsom, where we will donate one of our real marker posts to the museum.

LHA California Chapter holds meeting on Sat 10/4

From Norman Root, president of the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association:

Quarterly Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 4, 2008
12:00 noon

Baker’s Square Restaurant
255 2nd St (at B St)
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 756-4190

Saturdays at noon is a very busy time for them. They will reserve a table for 20 in the back room. However, others may have to share the other tables in that room. There is plenty of parking all around the building.

They serve breakfast all day with a cost of about $7. Sandwiches run from $8 to $10.

The historic significance of the place is that we have been telling folks for years that this corner is where Lincoln Highway marker post #2369 once stood. I’m not so sure about that now, but, for sure, this is on the Lincoln Highway.

Joanne Pelz is the program, which will be about Lincoln Highway Volkswalks.  She has a mini Lincoln Highway Volkswalk planned for us beginning at 2nd and B.  This program is in keeping with our effort to acquaint a wider range of people with the Lincoln Highway.

Bicyclist riding to Tijuana to raise awareness of lung diseases

Mark Junge, who rode his bicycle across the country on the Lincoln Highway in 2004, is currently bicycling from San Francisco to Tijuana. He suffers from a lung ailment that forces him to use a portable oxygen system.

Lincoln Highway sign dedication in Lathrop, CA

  • Saturday, December 8, 2007, 11:30 AM
  • Corner of South Harlan Road and Thomsen Street
    Lathrop, CA

There will be a dedication ceremony for a new sign commemorating the Lincoln Highway and the Wiggins Trading Post in Lathrop, CA on Saturday, December 8 at 11:30 AM, at the corner of South Harlan Road and Thomsen Street. Refreshments will be provided.

The full program is below.

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Charles Cushman’s photo archive

Amateur color photographer Charles Cushman’s archive is now on-line thanks to Indiana University. You can visit the home page and read more about it at:

This collection is especially strong in the western states with 4,723 color views of California. Here’s a sample of the building of the second Carquinez bridge in 1957:

Lincoln Highway news in California

Checkout’s History Page with a link to a Historic Downtown Walking Tour:

Truckee River’s Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway (paved and unpaved sections) includes sections of the Lincoln Highway, read more from the Sierra Sun:
and at the Bikeway website:

From BigMallRat’s Blog – All roads lead to Oakland: [click on the ad pic to enlarge]

This advertisement of interest is from the H. C. Capwell Company, celebrating the opening of the Carquinez Bridge in May of 1927. The advertisement extols the virtues of the “six great highways” delivering traffic across the new bridge to Oakland; bringing in new shoppers from all over. The six great highways include the Pacific Highway, Redwood Highway, Lincoln Highway…..

Toward the bottom of the Dublin, CA’s Library blog is a picture of the Lincoln Highway and US 50 – “This photograph shows Dublin in about 1940 with the original Lincoln Highway 50 merging with the new Lincoln Highway 50. It is an example of the kind of photograph that will be scanned and digitized as part of new project that the Library and the Dublin Heritage Center are currently engaged in.” The photos will be available on the web through the Calisphere website operated by the University of California. Read more about at the website:

Check out Calisphere at:

JoesBigBlog has some nice pictures of the Lincoln Highway bridge railings at:

Mike Kaelin writes:

Gentlemen, an article in today’s Sunday edition of “The Record” (Stockton) puts a major part of the 1924-1927 Lincoln Highway in jeopardy! The ‘history-challenged’ Stockton City Council is considering approving the “Oakmoore Gateway Specific Plan”, some kind of development which would result in closing off Hwy. 99 access to Wilson Way; it would also make a cul-de-sac at the north end of Newton Road (1924-1927 LH), eliminate that portion of Wilson Way (1924-1927 LH) which connects the southbound Hwy. 99 off-ramp to Newton Road, and would re-align other parts of Wilson Way (not LH) with Maranatha Drive. Comrades and LH consuls, stay tuned on this one, because Monday I will definitely be visiting City Hall in Stockton to get a copy of this ill-advised ‘plan’ and more information!

[Anyone have an update on this?]

Wow – check out the NorCal Explorer’s Blog of Motel Row along US 40 in Sacramento:

Bear Rescue on the Rainbow Bridge – Donner Summit, from ABC TV, LA [with video]
and from KNBC with great slideshow [click on pic]