Category Archives: Nebraska

96 years ago: Seedling mile in Kearney, NE completed

The Kearney Hub’s “This Week in History” column briefly covers the seedling mile of the Lincoln Highway in Kearney, Nebraska, completed in 1915. This Week in History, Kearney (Neb.) Hub, November 11, 2011

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Lincoln Highway radiator emblem

The Nebraska History Museum recently acquired a radiator emblem which advertises the Lincoln Highway. A Lincoln Highway Radiator Emblem, Laura Mooney, Nebraska State Historical Society, November 2, 2011

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Kearney, NE looking forward to Lincoln Highway centennial

The Kearney Hub is looking forward to the Lincoln Highway’s centennial in 2013, when the city of Kearney, Nebraska hosts the Lincoln Highway Association’s annual conference. Reliving glory days of Lincoln Highway, Kearney (Neb.) Hub, November 1, 2011

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Kearney motel sign returns, but smaller

A replica of the Hammer Motel sign in Kearney, Nebraska, an icon along the Lincoln Highway, is now on display at the Great Platte River Road Archway. Hammer brings Lincoln Highway history to arch, Kevin Hervert, Kearney (Neb.) Hub, October … Continue reading

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From the Netherlands to the Lincoln Highway

Harold de Bock, who lives in the Netherlands, is starting a trip riding a motorcycle across the Lincoln Highway from Indiana to Wyoming. From Netherlands to tour the Lincoln Highway, Brian Butko, Lincoln Highway News, August 30, 2011

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Sutherland, NE plans to restore old gas stations

Sutherland, Nebraska is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to restore four abandoned gas stations along the Lincoln Highway into new attractions to improve its economy. Planning the future of highway history, Heather … Continue reading

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Historic monuments in Lincoln County, NE need attention

Some historical monuments in Lincoln County, Nebraska, through which the Lincoln Highway travels, are in need of preservation and restoration. Historical monuments beg for restoration, Kaycee Anderson, North Platte (Neb.) Bulletin, August 14, 2011

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Shelton, NE celebrates 150 years

LHA members Bob and Lenore Stubblefield are prominently mentioned in The Grand Island Independent’s article on the 150th anniversary of Shelton, Nebraska, which sits on the Lincoln Highway. Shelton celebrates 150 years, Harold Reutter, The Grand Island (Neb.) Independent, August … Continue reading

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Shelton, NE celebrates the Lincoln Highway

Shelton, Nebraska held its 14th annual Lincoln Highway Festival on July 24, featuring a car show, food, a wild west shooting, and the original brick surface of the old highway itself. Shelton Celebrates Its Stop Along The Lincoln Highway, Connie … Continue reading

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95 years ago: Lincoln Highway mile markers installed in Kearney, NE

On July 26, 1916, the Kearney Hub wrote about the installation of the last Lincoln Highway mile markers, which would “last indefinitely.” This Week in History: Electric fan makes debut, as does Helen Keller, Kearney (Neb.) Hub, July 29, 2011

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