Man drives Lincoln Highway in wheelchair to promote spinal cord research

Chet Dyreson is traveling across the United States in his motorized wheelchair to raise attention to spinal cord injuries. Much of his route has been along the Lincoln Highway. He left Perris, California on May 30, and expects to reach Washington, D.C. on Monday, the 4th of July.

To find out more and donate, visit his web sites:

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Classic tourist attraction in Grand Island, NE reopens

Shady Bend, once the site of a tourist camp, general store, and gas station in Grand Island, Nebraska, has reopened as a restaurant. It is attracting customers and visitors who remember its earlier days.

Thanks to the Grand Island Hall County Convention & Visitors Bureau for letting us know!

Historical marker dedicated in Kearney, NE

A historical marker commemorating a seedling mile of the Lincoln Highway was dedicated in Kearney, Nebraska on Sunday.

Lincoln Highway news in Nebraska

A pedestrian and bicycle trail is proposed along the old Lincoln Highway between Omaha and Elkhorn:

Ghost Roads of Nebraska from the

A couple near Sutherland, Nebraska collect their very own diner:

Blackstad’s Blog has some musings on small town Nebraska, namely Schuyler at:

as does Prairie Traveler

Newsletter · Volume 21: Nebraska

Shelton, NE celebrates 10 years of Lincoln Highway Festivals [thanks to Bob and Lenore Stubblefield]:

Glenn Wells of yahoo’s roadsidefans Group reports, “Fremont, Nebraska has a new diner, Penny’s Diner, and it’s even open 24 hours. From the photograph, it appears to be a Starlite. The diner is located north of East 23rd Street near Wal-Mart.”

The historic Pawnee Hotel in North Platte, NE was sold in May at a sheriff’s auction:

From the Omaha World-Herald, a Sutherland, NE couple buy their own Valentine diner: