The American Bus Association, a trade association of motorcoach operators and tour companies in the U.S. and Canada, has named next year’s Lincoln Highway centennial as one of its Top 100 events of 2013 in North America.
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.
The Repository of Canton, Ohio has a couple of articles on how the Lincoln Highway brought Bernie and Esther Queneau together. Bernie, who traveled the length of the Lincoln Highway as an Eagle Scout in 1928, just turned 100. Esther is a past president of the Lincoln Highway Association. They were married in 2003.
Over the past several weeks, Irv Townshend and his wife Susan drove across the Lincoln Highway, re-creating a trip that Irv’s father took back in 1924 on a Harley motorycle. Read about both the 1924 trip and this year’s tribute ride on their website.
“[The Lincoln Memorial’s] final plans were delayed from 1901 to 1912, during which time many other less costly and more utilitarian proposals came and went. One alternative was a Lincoln highway that would stretch from Washington to Gettysburg.”
Lori Cravens and Candy Yurcak are creating an IMAX film exploring historic roads in Indiana, including the Lincoln Highway, and why they are worth preserving. The film will be shown at this year’s Preserving the Historic Road conference in September.
Jamie, a blogger from Ohio, has been posting her travels along “the greatest road across the U.S.A.” in her blog, My Lincoln Highway. Currently, her trips have been concentrated in Ohio and Pennsylvania.