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:

and from Roadhound:

Check out’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’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

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 · 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:

Newsletter · Volume 21: Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Garage Sale

This year’s Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Garage Sale is stretching from West Virginia to Illinois. The event is scheduled for August 9, 10 and 11, 2007. Non-profits and families organizing group or multi-family yard sales for the upcoming Buy-Way Yard Sale will be able to list their event free of charge on the official Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway website.Executive Director, Mike Hocker said:

We had well over 650 yard sales last year across Ohio alone, and over 100 listings for group activities last year on our website, where shoppers simply printed out the listing and took it with them to find the deals, so we are pushing that concept again this year.

All they need to do is go to and click on the BUY-WAY Yard Sale logo for information and a listing form they can submit right there online. By listing there, they help ensure that shoppers know where to stop, especially if they are selling unusual or specific items.

In addition to the free web listings, this year the OLHHC is producing a full color map detailing all alignments of the road along with important information, listings of group sales and a list of participating ‘muggers;’ that is, restaurants selling commemorative BUY-WAY mugs. These maps will be free to shoppers and will be distributed along the way before and during the BUY-WAY yard sale.

The ads and listings are available for anyone, and promises to prove very helpful to shoppers and listers, alike, and are available at a nominal charge to cover printing costs.

The website is For information on the giveaway map ads and listings, call 419-468-6773 soon to guarantee getting a space on the map, or email to:

The Bucyrus Telegraph Forum has an article about the Buy-Way at:

For Indiana: non-profits and families organizing yard sales, festivals, concerts, and car shows during the August Historic Lincoln Highway Yard Sale Days to be held across Indiana will be able to list their sales and events free of charge on the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association’s website.

“We had great success with the event last year across Indiana,” says Ken Locke of Warsaw and the newly elected Indiana Lincoln Highway Director. “The event brought hundreds of people to downtown Warsaw and increased sales for local merchants, restaurant owners, gas stations and hotels. Some yard sales reported hundreds of customers here and in Ohio along the corridor.”

This year shoppers will again be able to go to a website and print out a listing of participating sites to take with them as they go sailing to find those bargains of a lifetime!

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association’s website will include promotion of special community events, community festivals, car shows, concerts, farmers markets, etc. All event coordinators should send information to
. Submission deadline is July 15th.

The Indiana Chapter will host information tables and will offer Lincoln Highway related merchandise at the following events:

August 10, 2007
The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will be in Plymouth, Indiana at the Marshall County Historical Museum on Friday, August 10th to celebrate the unveiling of the new Indiana Lincoln Highway traveling exhibit funded by the Indiana Humanities Council, the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, and the South Bend Regional Airport. The Marshall County Historical Society and the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association also contributed to the project. The Marshall County Historical Society plans anopen house on Friday August 10 that the museum located at 123 N. Michigan Street (downtown). Linda Rippy is the contact at 574-936-2306 or email at
Please stop by. There will be many participants in the yard sale event in the Plymouth area. More museum information at:
August 11, 2007
Indiana Lincoln Highway Association members will host a booth at the Old Bag Factory in Plymouth on Saturday, August 11th. Members will sell Lincoln Highway merchandise, share information about the Lincoln Highway, and will be available for media interviews. Contact Bill Arick for more information at 260-471-5670. The Indiana LHA booth is being underwritten by the Old Bag Factory of Goshen, Indiana – a unique shopping experience promoting the arts. Driving Directions and a map can be found at:

Also see the Fort Wayne Observed Blog at:

For Illinois: check the LincolnHighwayIL blog at: Senior Travel has a great website: Lincoln Highway — The Ultimate American Road Trip: