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
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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

California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/8

Fall 2016 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Starts at 11:00 am

Rancho Cordova City Hall — American River Room
2729 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 851-8700
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Lunch at 11:00 am — Complimentary

Chapter meeting at 1:00 pm — Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • LH signage and website updates
  • Lathrop and Western Terminus marker plaques

Presentation

California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/9

Summer 2016 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 9, 2016
12:00 noon

Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats
Inside the Truckee Hotel
10007 Bridge St
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-8688
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Lunch starts at 12 noon

Menu: artisan green salad, grilled steak, chicken or blackened fish

Chapter meeting starts at 1:00 pm

Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Updates: Website, markers, signage, LH plaque restoration, Zachary Parker Eagle Scout project, Nevada chapter update, Orangevale Bridge restoration

Presentation: Jim Bonar, “Lincoln Highway Lecture 102”

Jim brings the Lincoln Highway across Nevada and California back to life, with an array of old photographs of the highway during its heyday and maps of the highway’s path across Nevada and the Sierra.

Jim Bonar is a retired teacher and a member of the Lincoln Highway Association. He is the past Nevada director and past president of the Nevada chapter.

Brief history of the Truckee Hotel

The Truckee Hotel was first established in 1873 as the American House and was known the Whitney House for decades. It was a major stagecoach stop on the Dutch Flat Wagon Road. The structure was rebuilt in 1909 after a major fire. After many renamings in the 20th century, it acquired its present name in 1976. The building was restored in 1992.

Source: Sierra Nevada Geotourism

California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/2

Spring 2016 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 noon

Harry’s Hofbrau
14900 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 357-1707
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Chapter meeting starts at 1:00 pm in the patio

Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • Updates: Website, 2016 LH Conference, LH signage, and Lathrop and Western Terminus marker plaques

Road trip

  • Lincoln Highway sign locations between San Leandro and the Hotel Oakland

California Chapter meeting and officer elections on Sat 1/9

Winter 2016 California Chapter Meeting and Officer Elections
Saturday, January 9, 2016
10:30 am–4:00 pm

Rancho Cordova City Hall — American River Room
2729 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 851-8700
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Lunch at 11:00 am — complimentary

Menu: Catered soup, salad, sandwich and taco bar

While we are enjoying our lunch, Shelly Blanchard, executive director of the Cordova Community Council, will have a 15–20 minute presentation about their upcoming Lincoln Highway Celebration and marker dedications, slated for April 10 in Rancho Cordova, and tell you a little about the city. She will have a slide show to share their plans, drawings of the memorial marker, event logo and other information. She looks forward to getting input from chapter members regarding how they may wish to be involved and to answer questions.

Chapter Meeting Agenda

  • Officer and committee reports
  • LH marker and signage updates
  • Officer elections

Presentation

  • Brian Smith: The History of Porcelain Enamel Signage from CSAA, ACSC and the California Division of Highways

California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/3

Fall 2015 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 3, 2015
11:00 am–3:00 pm

Whirlows Tossed and Grilled
1926 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 466-2823
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  • Parking available on the street or in back
  • Menu

Meeting Agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • LH Sign reports for Stockton, Sierra, East Bay and Rancho Cordova
  • 2015 California tours update
  • Appreciation Awards

Presentation

California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/11

Summer 2015 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Lunch at 11:30 am

Castle Rock Restaurant
1848 Portola Ave
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 456-7100
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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)
Menu
Sandwiches, salads or burgers: $8–14
Beverages (non-alcoholic): $2.50

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
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Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • 2015 Coach Tour and Cruise
  • Updates: website, speakers, Henry B. Joy Tour, California Chapter dinner, LH signs and markers

Presentation

  • Will Bolton, curator of the Duarte Garage Museum: History of the Duarte Garage

California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/4

Spring 2015 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 4, 2015
12:00 noon

Lunch
Pacific Street Café
301 Lincoln St
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 782-5673
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Directions

  • From I-80, take Exit 102: Riverside Ave/Auburn Blvd.
    • From I-80 East, turn left onto Riverside Ave.
    • From I-80 West, turn right onto Riverside Ave.
  • Bear right onto Vernon St.
  • Turn right onto Grant St.
  • Turn left onto Oak St.
  • Turn left around roundabout onto Washington Blvd, go under the railroad.
  • Turn right onto Church St.
  • Turn right onto Lincoln St.

Lunch menu: $7–12

  • Burgers, sandwiches, salads, soup

Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • Updates: online maps, LH signs, and 2015 Tour

Field trip

California Chapter meeting on Sat 1/10

Winter 2015 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, January 10, 2015
12:00 noon

Lunch
Vince’s Ristorante
840 Harbor Boulevard
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 371-6395
Google Map

Directions

  • Take Business I-80/US 50 to Harbor Blvd (Exit 1 Eastbound, Exit 1B Westbound).
  • Head north on Harbor Blvd.
  • The restaurant is ½ mile on the right, between Evergreen Ave and West Capitol Ave.
  • The banquet room is in back.

Lunch menu: $16

  • Veal Parmigiana, Steak or Chicken Sandwich or Lasagna

Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • Officer elections
  • Updates: online maps, LH signs, and 2015 Tour

Presentation: DVD Double Feature

  • 1915 Auto Trip to Tahoe
  • 1915 Pan-Pacific Film, 1930 Tahoe Auto Tour

California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/4

Fall 2014 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 4, 2014
12:00 noon–5:00 pm

Lunch
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 menu (cash or credit)
Sandwiches, salads or burgers: $8–14
Beverages (non-alcoholic): $2.50

Meeting
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
  • LH Sign and Stockton LH Sign project updates
  • 2015 Tour and Conference updates

Presentation

  • Jeff Kaskey on the history of Joesville