Thanks to George Albrecht, who sent us a couple of photos of a trip his family took to the Grand View Ship Hotel in Pennsylvania, 60 years ago.
Coverage of the 2012 Lincoln Highway Conference
- The Monday After: Lincoln Highway’s mark still visible, Gary Brown, The Repository (Canton, Ohio), June 18, 2012
- Visitors check out sites along U.S. Route 30 and canal routes, The Press News (Minvera, Ohio), June 27, 2012. Includes a photo gallery of the conference and its tours.
- Lincoln Highway enthusiasts remember more than a highway across the country, The Press News (Minvera, Ohio), June 27, 2012
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:
Michigan photo archive
An amazing photo archive – Michigan State University has a online photo website – The Making of Modern Michigan. It includes 1,996 photos of the 1909 Detroit to Denver Glidden Tour.
Roadtrip photos and resources
The American Road Forum has a great series of posts from Keep the Show on the Road with many pictures, detailing his trip on the Lincoln Highway as follows:
- Lincoln Highway 1920 & Now, Carson City – Fallon, NV
- Lincoln Highway – Brothels, Pony Express, & Shoetrees, The Lincoln Highway Between Fallon and Austin, NV
- Lincoln Highway Photos Roadhound Didn’t Take
and from Roadhound:
- Part 2: Following The Early Lincoln In Utah; West Valley City To Dugway
- Part 3: Running With The Ponies
- Part 4: Callao To Ely
- Part 5: Great Basin And Points West
- Part 6: The Road Home
Check out Waymarking.com’s Lincoln Highway pages at:
A 50th Anniversary recreation of beat author Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road includes the Lincoln Highway. Read more at Boston.com’s travel site:
and from the North Platte Bulletin – The beat goes on: Tracing Kerouac’s tracks through North Platte, Lincoln County and Nebraska:
Brian and Sarah Butko’s new book: Roadside Attractions: Cool Cafes, Souvenir Stands, Route 66 Relics, & Other Road Trip Fun, Stackpole Press came out this June. Here’s the link at Amazon.com:
Visit Brian’s website at:
and read Brian’s interview at Heidi’s Pick Six blog, and dig that picture of Sarah and Brian in their new roadbuilding equipment:
Newsletter Â· Volume 21: Traveling
Wayne Senville has a new blog about his US 50 travels. Check the recent Carson City, and Ely NV stories at:
Here’s a story about a 1915 1,000 mile durability run by a Wallis cub tractor on the Lincoln Highway, by Dan Whalen, from Dick &Shirley Carroll’s Massey Harris and Wallis Tractor collecting website:
Peter Findlay, from Burnaby, British Columbia sends a query:
Hello. Last week, while on a trip from Cedar Rapids to Chicago, I had a very interesting visit at the headquarters in Franklin Grove. The folks there were very informative and helpful.
I have an interest in the old highway for two reasons: First, in 1997 my father and I drove his 1912 REO across Canada, re-creating the first trans-Canada Auto trip. Here is a link to our website about that trip:
It was on this trip that I caught “the bug” for researching and travelling original highways.
Second, I am seeking information on a 1913 Motorcycle trip that followed the Lincoln Highway route. The rider’s name was Carl Stearns (Stevens?) Clancy and he was completing the first ever around the world motorcycle trip. If you have any contacts who may have information about this trip, I’d like to hear about them. It is my dream to re-create this trip on my own 1913 Henderson motorcycle in 2013. Perhaps it could be a part of the Lincoln Highway centennial celebrations.
Here is a link to my page seeking info about Clancy’s trip:
Thanks again for the help of your organization. We enjoyed our visit to Iowa and Illinois and will be returning – hopefully with my 1913 Henderson motorcycle!
Check out Todd Harley’s blog with pics of old restored gas stations: