Lincoln Highway photo book meets fundraising goals

Eric and Kass Mencher’s project to publish a photography book on the Lincoln Highway raised just over $2,600, meeting its fundraising goals and allowing them to more fully round out their collection of photographs. Their next steps are to create a book prototype and get a publisher in time for the highway’s centennial in 2013.

Previous coverage: A book of photos along the Lincoln Highway, October 10, 2011

GOP senators misrepresented transportation spending

Several Republican senators, arguing that spending for “transportation enhancements” should be cut, exaggerated and misrepresented some projects that have received such funding, including the Lincoln Highway Roadside Museum in Pennsylvania.

Enthusiasts from Norway plan for 2013 Lincoln Highway tour

To celebrate the Lincoln Highway’s centennial in 2013, a group of classic car and road enthusiasts from Norway are planning a cross-country tour of the highway from New York to San Francisco.

From herds to highways

Earl Swift, author of The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways, prominently mentions the Lincoln Highway in a BBC News video on the history of roads in the U.S., from trails to the Interstates.

A book of photos along the Lincoln Highway

Eric and Kass Mencher are currently working on a book of photographs along the Lincoln Highway, “the contemporary face of life along a historic road.” They are raising funds to help them complete the book. If you would like to support their effort, follow the first link below.