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Al Jolson’s “Golden Gate”

Singer/songwriter Cece Otto writes about Al Jolson’s 1928 hit single, “Golden Gate,” including a music video (also embedded below). Listen carefully and you’ll hear a couple of references to your favorite coast-to-coast highway. Song of the Week: “Golden Gate”, Cece … Continue reading

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A documentary introducing the Lincoln Highway

RDG Planning and Design has created a 13-minute documentary on the Lincoln Highway called This Highway, Dedicated to Abraham Lincoln. It was produced in association with Harrison County Conservation for the Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center outside of … Continue reading

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The revival of Route 66

The February 2012 issue of Smithsonian magazine has an article about the revival of Route 66, through preservation and tourism. (via Route 66 News on Twitter) The Mystique of Route 66, David Lamb, Smithsonian, February 2012

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TruckeeDave on Lincoln Highway concrete posts

TruckeeDave writes about searching for Lincoln Highway concrete posts and the possibility of making his own. Adventures Along the Lincoln Highway, TruckeeDave, Corduroy Planet, January 25, 2012

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House Republican transportation bill would eliminate National Scenic Byways program

The transportation bill introduced by Republicans in the House of Representatives on January 31 would eliminate the National Scenic Byways program. Bill would eliminate National Scenic Byways program, Ron Warnick, Route 66 News, February 1, 2012 National Scenic Byway Foundation … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway Digital Image Collection

Back in 1937, the original Lincoln Highway Association donated its archive to the University of Michigan. The archive is now held in the university’s Special Collections Library. In 2007, the library finished digitizing every photograph in the archive, over 3,000 … Continue reading

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What the Lincoln Highway can teach voters and politicians

In an opinion column for Vinton Today, Dean Close writes about how the Lincoln Highway was created and what it can teach today’s voters and politicians. What the Lincoln Highway has to teach presidential candidates – and voters, Dean Close, … Continue reading

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Applying the success of roads to rail

Alex Marshall of Governing magazine argues that the transition from private initiatives like the Lincoln Highway to a state-owned, federally-coordinated system of highways was crucial to the successful development of a road network in the United States, and that passenger … Continue reading

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The oldest concrete highway in Missouri, and what’s left of it

James Baughn of the Southeast Missourian writes about the oldest concrete highway in Missouri, completed in 1921, and how it is being obliterated by trucks rebuilding river levees. What’s left of the oldest concrete highway in Missouri, James Baughn, The … Continue reading

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TruckeeDave on the Lincoln Highway

“TruckeeDave” has two blogs, CorduroyPlanet on Blogger and CorduroyPlanet on Tumblr, where, among other topics, he writes about the Lincoln Highway, especially in California. One of his entries includes a proposal for the Amgen Tour of California bicycle race to … Continue reading

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