New award recognizing coast-to-coast travel over Lincoln Highway

Lincoln Highway Association announces new award program recognizing completion of coast-to-coast travel over the Lincoln Highway

The Board of Directors of the Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) approved the initiation of a new recognition program called The Bernie Queneau Coast-To-Coast Lincoln Highway Recognition Award at its board meeting on February 13, 2014. The new program provides a means for recognizing individuals who have traveled the entire distance of the Lincoln Highway. A certificate of achievement and a commemorative pin will be issued by the LHA to those who qualify for the award based upon successful processing of the application form designed for this purpose.

Anyone who has traveled the entire route is eligible. To apply for the award, fill out the application form and mail it, along with supporting materials, to the address indicated on the form for processing. There is no application fee or deadline for submission. As many applications as possible will be completed by the review committee in time to announce the names of recipients during the Annual Conference in Tooele, Utah the week of June 17–21, 2014.

Future applications can be submitted and awards issued at any time during the year, but only those applications received by April 30 will be announced at that year’s Annual Conference.

Many Lincoln Highway enthusiasts have already completed the coast-to-coast travel. This is a significant achievement which warrants recognition in a special way through this program. The recognition program is also intended to inspire others to consider such an adventure as a way of enriching their Lincoln Highway experience.

Bernie Queneau Coast-to-Coast Lincoln Highway Recognition Award — Application Form

For more information, contact:

John Jackson

Edited on September 23, 2014 to reflect the fact that the award was renamed in honor of Bernie Queneau and on January 24, 2019 to update contact information.

California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/5

Spring 2014 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 5, 2014
12:00 noon–5:00 pm

Applegate Motel
17923 Applegate Rd
Applegate, CA 95703
(530) 878-2901
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Hosts: Raymond and Frank

  • Call early for reservations if you would like to stay overnight.


From I-80:

  • From I-80 East, take Exit 128, Applegate. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Crother Road.
  • From I-80 West, take Exit 128, Applegate. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Crother Road.


  • In ¼ mile, Crother Road ends at Applegate Road. Turn right.
  • Applegate Motel is on the right, at the corner of Applegate Road and Apple Court.

Do not park in the motel parking lot. Street parking is available along Apple Court and Applegate Road.

Lunch (cash only)

  • Cheese, ham, turkey, tuna and roast beef sandwiches, and hamburgers: $2.00–$5.25
  • Potato salad or tossed salad: $0.50
  • Potato chips: $0.50
  • Soda, iced tea, water: $1.00–$1.25
  • Ice cream cones: $1.00

Meeting agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • LH sign and marker updates
  • 2014 and 2015 conference updates
  • Update on Lincoln/Victory Highway Books to be published by Arcadia Publishing


  • Road trip to Alta-Dutch Flat area to view Nathan Balaguy’s Eagle Scout project: LH Marker #2211

2/15: Dedication for Nathan Balaguy’s Lincoln Highway marker Eagle Scout project

For his Eagle Scout project, Nathan Balaguy has installed two Lincoln Highway concrete marker replicas along the highway in California. There will be a dedication of the markers on Saturday, February 15 at 11:30 am.

10:00 am: Meet up (Google Maps)

10:15 am: Caravan to first marker (Google Maps directions)

  • Leave park-and-ride lot at 10:15 am. Head east on I-80.
  • Take Exit 143, Gold Run. Turn left at the end of the ramp.
  • Turn right on Gold Run Road.
  • Turn left on Lincoln Road. Go across railroad tracks.
  • Turn right on Lincoln Road–Gold Run School Road. Drive for about a mile.
  • Marker will be on the left hand side.

11:30 am: First marker dedication

  • Marker #2011 dedication ceremony starts at 11:30 am.
  • Includes presentation of Troop# 6 colors, speeches, and photos.

12:15 pm: Caravan to Donner Lake Vista Point (Google Maps directions)

  • Go east on Gold Run School Road.
  • Turn right on Ridge Road.
  • Turn left onto I-80 East.
  • Take Exit 174, Soda Springs/Norden.
  • Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Donner Pass Road.
  • Meet at the parking lot just pass the Donner Summit Rainbow Bridge.

Caravan to second marker (Google Maps directions)

  • Proceed down to the marker location, at the third turn east of the parking lot.
  • There is a turnout on the right side. Parking is limited, so please pull as far forward as you can.

1:30 pm: Second marker dedication

  • The marker is below the turnout, about 50 feet up the old 1913 LH alignment under a pair of pine trees.
  • Dedication ceremony will start at 1:30pm, including presentation of Troop #6 colors, speeches, and photos.

Lunch and return trip


California Chapter meeting on Sat 1/11

Winter 2014 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, January 11, 2014
12:00 noon–5:00 pm

Woodbridge Crossing
18939 N Lower Sacramento Rd
Woodbridge, CA 95258
(209) 366-1800
Google Map


From I-5:

  • Take Exit 487, Turner Rd. Head east.
  • Turn left on Lower Sacramento Road.
  • Woodbridge Crossing is on the left.

From Highway 99:

  • Take Exit 268, Woodbridge Rd. Head west.
  • Turn left on Lower Sacramento Road.
  • Woodbridge Crossing is on the right.

Look for the brick building with a pair of green boxcars. Street parking is available, with additional parking beside the building.


  • Cash is preferred, credit is available
  • Sandwich/salads/soup entrees: $7–20
  • Non-alcoholic beverages: $1–5

Meeting Agenda

  • Officer & committee reports
  • LH sign and marker updates
  • 2014 and 2015 conference updates
  • Officer elections


  • Lloyd Johnson: Stockton’s Miracle Mile and the Lincoln Highway (part 2)
  • Gary Kinst: DVD of 1915–30 Tahoe Auto Tour along the Lincoln Highway
  • Neil Rodrigues: Kings Canyon Lincoln Highway route revisited

California Chapter meeting on Sat 11/2

Fall 2013 California Chapter Meeting
Saturday, November 2, 2013
12:00 noon

Whirlows Tossed and Grilled
1926 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 466-2823
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Kevin Shawver and Mike Kaelin will present their recent survey of potential locations for Lincoln Highway signs along Pacific Avenue, with references to the historical significance of the Lincoln Highway through Stockton.

Lloyd Johnson will give a short presentation on the colorful history and landmarks of the Pacific Avenue Miracle Mile during the Lincoln Highway era.

Nebraska celebrates Lincoln Highway centennial with book

In honor of the Lincoln Highway’s centennial, Mike Konz, the managing editor of the Kearney Hub, has written a book called The Lincoln Highway: Nebraska’s Longest Main Street Celebrates 100 Years. You can find out more information, including where to buy the book, below.

2013 Lincoln Highway Buy-Way: August 8–10

The eighth annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way, a yard sale that stretches across hundreds of miles, will be held from Thursday, August 8 to Saturday, August 10, 2013. Five states are participating: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia. Here is more information on how to participate in the Buy-Way: