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

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

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
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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

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
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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.

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