Tom Lewis, author of Divided Highways, argues that we should learn the lessons from the story of how Eisenhower created and funded the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s and apply them towards Obama’s economic stimulus program.
[Eisenhower] knew firsthand the need for better roads. As a young lieutenant colonel, he traveled in 1919 over the Lincoln Highway in the Army’s first transcontinental caravan, a journey that lasted 62 days and sometimes required oxen to pull the trucks through mires of mud.
Tom Lewis, Eisenhower’s roads to prosperity, Los Angeles Times, December 26, 2008
The route for a coast-to-coast bicycle race in 1896 eventually led to the routing of the Lincoln Highway, and later Interstate 80, through Salt Lake City.
The Jersey City Police Department held a minute of silence in honor of police officers Robert Nguyen and Shawn Carson, who died in 2005 when they drove off the Lincoln Highway Bridge when the center section was raised. The bridge was renamed after the officers in 2007.
Town Talk reviews the Ship Inn, a restaurant along the Lincoln Highway in Exton, Pennsylvania that has been at the same location since 1796.
California Lincoln Highway Association
Quarterly Chapter Meeting
Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Noon
22563 S 7th St
Banta, CA 95376
Clayton Mehring will lead the program, which will be about Lincoln Highway geocaching. What is geocaching? How does it work? You’ll get a chance to try it out. If you have a handheld GPS unit, bring it along! This program is in keeping with our efforts to acquaint a wider range of people with the Lincoln Highway.
- Recording Secretary for the day
- Approve minutes of October 4
- Officers’ reports
- State director’s report
- Project reports
- Heritage Preservation League of Folsom is presenting us an award on Thursday, Jan 8 at 5:00pm at the Folsom Museum. All are invited.
- Program: Lincoln Highway Geocaching by Clayton Mehring
Our next meeting will be on Saturday, March 21 at the Folsom Museum in Folsom, where we will donate one of our real marker posts to the museum.
Rick Sebak’s latest documentary, “A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway,” premiered on PBS on October 29. If you missed it, your local PBS station will probably show it again sometime this weekend — be sure to check your local listings. (For example, KQED in San Francisco is showing it tonight at 6 PM and Wednesday at 2 AM.) You also buy it online at Shop PBS.
It made it onto the “must see” list of many newspapers. Here is some of the more notable press coverage:
- PBS motors along Lincoln Highway, South Bend (IN) Tribune, October 25, 2008
- One street, so many names, Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ), October 26, 2008
- Tuned In: In search of the Lincoln Highway, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 26, 2008
- Sebak chronicles quintessential cross-country trip, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 28, 2008
- Soundtrack stands out in Route 30 travelogue, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 28, 2008
- Beehive State is part of this ‘Ride Along’, Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT), October 28, 2008
- A Chance to Tour the Lincoln Highway, Iowa City Press-Citizen, October 28, 2008
And here’s a teaser: