California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/7

Summer 2018 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
734 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 643-0077
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Lunch at 12:00 noon
in the Hall of History

Catered by Gracie’s Barbecue
Menu:

  • Grilled chicken, BBQ pork spare ribs
  • Green salad, beans, pasta salad
  • Soda, tea, water
  • $15 per person

Meeting at 1:00 pm
in the Heritage Chamber

Agenda:

  • Officer & committee reports
  • Updates: website, 2019 Military Convoy Tour, LH signs and markers, Donner Memorial Centennial, LH California Brochure, Clarksville

Presentation:

  • Jim Kern, executive director of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, on the history of Vallejo and Mare Island
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21st Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival in Rochelle, Illinois

Rochelle, Illinois hosts the 21st annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival this summer, from August 17–19. The festival will feature musical performances, carnival rides, raffles, food court, beer garden, pancake breakfasts, car show, parade, local crafts and shops, and kids’ zone.

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California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/7

Spring 2018 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Lunch at 12:00 noon

Castle Rock Restaurant
1848 Portola Ave
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 456-7100
Google Map

Directions

  • Take I-580 to Exit 52B, Livermore Ave.
  • Turn south onto Livermore Ave.
  • Turn right onto Portola Ave.
  • Castle Rock is on the right.
  • Parking is available next to the restaurant and on the street.

Lunch (cash or credit)
Lunch menu

Meeting at 1:00 pm

Duarte Garage and Lincoln Highway Museum
North L Street and Portola Ave
(across the street from Castle Rock)
Livermore, CA
Google Map

Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • 2019 Coach Tour
  • Updates: website, speakers, LH signs and markers, LH California Brochure, 2019 Military Convoy Tour update, Altamont Summit Garage Clean-Up, 11th Street Bridge Tracy

Presentation

  • TBA
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California Chapter meeting on Sat 1/6

Winter 2018 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, January 6, 2018
12:00 noon–3:00 pm

Banta Inn
22563 S 7th Street
Banta, CA 95304
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Lunch — 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

  • Menu includes: sandwiches, burgers, soups, and salads

Chapter meeting at 1:00 pm — Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Website
  • Signage in Lodi
  • Officer elections
  • Brochures
  • 11th Street Bridge in Tracy
  • Presentation: Tour and presentation of new 11th Street Bridge and its porcelain enamel signs
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California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/7

Fall 2017 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 7, 2017
12:00 noon–4:00 pm

Pete’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Folsom
6608 Folsom-Auburn Rd
Folsom, CA 95630
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Lunch — 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

  • Menu includes: sandwiches, burgers, wraps, soups, salads, pasta

Chapter meeting at 1:00 pm — Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Marker and signage reports
  • Signage in Lodi
  • 2nd Annual Lincoln Highway 8K Fun Run in El Dorado Hills
  • Presentation: Paul Gilger’s Northwood Auto Tour return trip, on the Jefferson, Lincoln, Trans-Canada, Pacific, Pacific Coast, and Redwood Highways

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Envelope of Lincoln Highway tour from 1915

Leonard Piszkiewicz of the United States Stamp Society writes about a cover from 1915 with a Lincoln Highway logo and a reference to the First “Water Wagon” Tour over the Lincoln Highway.

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California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/8

Summer 2017 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 8, 2017
12:00 noon

Auburn Alehouse
289 Washington Street
Auburn, CA 95603
Google Map
Map of parking for meeting attendees

Lunch — 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

  • Cash only!
  • Menu: Cobb salad, Pulled pork sandwich, Reuben sandwich, Street tacos (beef or chicken), Alehouse Burger

Chapter meeting at 1:00 pm — Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Marker and signage reports
  • Signage in Lodi
  • Orangevale Bridge
  • Old Placerville Road in Folsom
  • 2017 Conference and Northwood Tour update
  • Presentation by Mike Holmes, Auburn Chamber of Commerce

Roadtrip: Orangevale Avenue Bridge

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20th Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival in Rochelle, Illinois

Rochelle, Illinois hosts the 20th annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival this summer, from August 18–20. The festival will feature musical performances, carnival rides, raffles, food court, beer garden, pancake breakfasts, car show, parade, local crafts and shops, and kids’ zone.

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California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/1

Spring 2017 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 1, 2017 (yes, April Fools’ Day, but this is for real)
12:00 noon–4:00 pm

Español Italian Restaurant
5723 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819
Google Map

Lunch — 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

  • Menu: soup or salad, pasta (spaghetti, vermicelli, fettuccini, ravioli, lasagna), spumoni or ice cream

Chapter meeting at 1:00 pm — Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Old Stone Arch Bridge along US 50 American River Canyon
  • Lincoln Park Terminus Marker Plaque Restoration
  • 2017 Northwood Tour Update
  • Orangevale Bridge Restoration and Replica LH Marker Update

Presentation — Ellen Osborn: Lincoln Highway/Highway 50 and Early El Dorado County

Author Ellen Osborn (great-granddaughter of John Calhoun “Cock-eye” Johnson) will share her book, A Lovely & Comfortable Heritage Lost, giving us a unique history of El Dorado County, beginning with the early days of the gold rush and the first conflicts with the Native American tribes of the region. Her book also traces the evolution of California’s Highway 50 and the Lincoln Highway from its beginning as a Native American trade trail, which became a popular Gold Rush route, and explains why it has come to be called one of the most storied and romantic roads in American history. Most importantly, Osborn shares the story of her great-grandfather and the world he lived in as emigrants poured into California, seeking promises of riches and following their own dreams of a new life.

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California Chapter meeting on Sat 1/7

Winter 2017 California Chapter Meeting and Elections
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Starts at 11:30 am

Galt Area Historical Society Meeting Hall
550 C St
Galt, CA 95632
Google Map
Use handicap ramp to enter meeting hall

Lunch at 11:30 am — $15 (cash)

  • Menu: salad, roast beef, cheesy potatoes, zucchini torta, bread, pie

Chapter meeting at 1:00 pm — Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Officer elections
  • Updates: LH signage, website, 2017 Northwood Tour
  • Lathrop and Western Terminus marker plaques
  • Old stone arch bridge on US 50 near Strawberry

Presentations

  • History of Galt — Galt Area Historical Society
  • Film of 1919 U.S. Army convoy from New York to San Francisco over the Lincoln Highway
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