Lincoln Highway Association

Lincoln Highway Association The Lincoln Highway Association is an organization dedicated to identifying, preserving, interpreting and improving access to the Lincoln Highway, the first coast-to-coast road across the United States.
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12/28/2019
California Lincoln Highway Association

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association now has its own page: https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaLincolnHighway/ All posts about its news, meetings and The Traveler, the chapter’s newsletter, will now be posted there. Please like and follow us!

The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental road for automobiles in the United States, dedicated in 1913. It winds its way over 3,000 miles between New York City and San Francisco. We are the California Chapter.

LOCATION AND TIME CHANGED: The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its fall meeting on Satu...
09/27/2019
California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/5: LOCATION & TIME CHANGED

LOCATION AND TIME CHANGED: The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its fall meeting on Saturday, October 5 at Lorenzos Mexican Restaurant in Loomis, starting at 11:30, and is open to the public. Please join us!

LHA California’s Fall 2019 meeting is on Sat 10/5 starting at 11:30 AM, at Lorenzos Mexican Restaurant in Loomis.

What a great idea!
09/07/2019

What a great idea!

Finished! The #LincolnHighwayHeritageCrosswalks are so sharp! We’ll be putting together a guide for any other Lincoln Highway Association communities who might want to tackle this eye-catching project.

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its spring meeting on Saturday, April 6 in Woodbrid...
03/17/2019
California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/6

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its spring meeting on Saturday, April 6 in Woodbridge and is open to the public. Please join us!

LHA California’s Spring 2019 meeting is on Sat 4/6 at 12 noon, at Woodbridge Crossing in Woodbridge.

03/17/2019
Lincoln Highway Suite (by Nolan Stolz)

In 2013, Lincoln Highway Suite (by Nolan Stolz) was composed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Highway. The first orchestral work composed for the Lincoln Highway, it has been performed numerous times, and you can buy or stream the performance from many sources, including Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, and YouTube.

Please visit the suite’s page at https://www.facebook.com/LincolnHighwaySuite or its web page at http://nolanstolz.com/lh.html for more info.

a multi-movement orchestral suite by Nolan Stolz completed in 2013 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the historic highway.
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/nolan-stolz/sets/lincoln-highway-suite
Look:http://www.nolanstolz.com/Stolz_LHS.pdf

01/25/2019

You can now watch videos of the 2018 Lincoln Highway conference in New Jersey, courtesy of Prairie Rivers of Iowa.

An overview of the whole conference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADCR17c4PVE

Ernie Schirmer’s talk on early 20th Century road construction techniques:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04J4rrzhEH8

And Ernie’s slides are at:
https://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/conference/2018/docs/lha_conf_2018-06-22_schirmer_early-20th-century-road-construction-techniques.pdf

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its winter meeting, including officer elections, on...
12/24/2018
California Chapter meeting on Sat 1/5

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its winter meeting, including officer elections, on Saturday, January 5 in Rocklin. Please join us!

LHA California’s Winter 2019 meeting, including officer elections, is on Sat 1/5, starting at 12 noon, at Rubino’s Ristorante, 5015 Pacific St, Rocklin, CA 95677.

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its fall meeting on Saturday, October 6 in Auburn.
09/24/2018
California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/6

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its fall meeting on Saturday, October 6 in Auburn.

LHA California’s Fall 2018 meeting is on Sat 10/6 at Joe Caribé Bistro & Cafe in Auburn. Lunch starts at 12 noon and the meeting starts at 1 pm.

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its spring meeting on Saturday, April 7 in Livermor...
03/04/2018
California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/7

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its spring meeting on Saturday, April 7 in Livermore.

LHA California’s Spring 2018 meeting is on Sat 4/7. Lunch starts at 12 noon, at Castle Rock Restaurant in Livermore. The meeting starts at 1 pm at the Duarte Garage and Lincoln Highway Museum acros…

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its winter meeting, including officer elections, on...
12/28/2017
California Chapter meeting on Sat 1/6

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its winter meeting, including officer elections, on Saturday, January 6 in Banta.

LHA California’s Winter 2018 meeting, including officer elections, is on Sat 1/6, starting at 12 noon, at Banta Inn, 22563 S 7th Street, Banta, CA 95304.

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its fall meeting on Saturday, October 7 in Folsom.
09/15/2017
California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/7

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its fall meeting on Saturday, October 7 in Folsom.

LHA California’s Fall 2017 meeting is on Sat 10/7, starting at 12 noon, at Pete’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 6608 Folsom-Auburn Rd, Folsom, CA 95630.

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its summer meeting on Saturday, July 8 in Auburn. I...
06/20/2017
California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/8

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its summer meeting on Saturday, July 8 in Auburn. It will include a road trip to the recently restored Orangevale Avenue Bridge.

LHA California’s Summer 2017 meeting is on Sat 7/8, starting at 12 noon, at Auburn Alehouse, 289 Washington St, Auburn, CA 95603.

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its spring meeting on Saturday, April 1 (no foolin’...
03/16/2017
California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/1

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its spring meeting on Saturday, April 1 (no foolin’!) in Sacramento.

Our guest presentation will be on the Lincoln Highway and early El Dorado County.

LHA California’s Spring 2017 meeting is on Sat 4/1, starting at 12 noon, at Español Italian Restaurant, 5723 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819.

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its winter meeting and officer elections on Saturda...
12/19/2016
California Chapter meeting on Sat 1/7

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is holding its winter meeting and officer elections on Saturday, January 7 in Galt.

Our guest presentations will be on the history of Galt and a viewing of the 1919 U.S. Army convoy from New York to San Francisco.

LHA California holds its Winter 2017 meeting and elections on Sat 1/7 at 11:30 am, at the Galt Area Historical Society Meeting Hall, 550 C St, Galt, CA.

The Nevada chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its fall meeting TODAY at 12 noon in Reno.
11/12/2016
Nevada Chapter meeting on Sat 11/12

The Nevada chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its fall meeting TODAY at 12 noon in Reno.

LHA Nevada holds its Fall 2016 meeting on Sat 11/12 starting at 12 noon, at Louis’ Basque Corner, 301 E 4th Street, Reno, NV 89501.

09/26/2016
California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/8

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its fall meeting on Saturday, October 8 in Rancho Cordova.

Our guest presentation will be by the Rancho Cordova Historical Society, which will talk about the Great American Road Trip — Lincoln Highway Days event, which will take place in Rancho Cordova on the next day.

11:00 am • Rancho Cordova City Hall • 2729 Prospect Park Drive • Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

09/21/2016
Nevada chapter hosts tour of Dog Valley section of LH

The Nevada chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is hosting a tour of the Dog Valley section of the highway (between Verdi, NV and Truckee, CA) on Saturday, October 1.

The LHA Nevada Chapter will tour the original Dog Valley section of the highway on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9 AM.

The Nevada chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its summer meeting this Saturday, July 16 in Reno. The a...
07/13/2016
Nevada chapter meeting on Sat 7/16

The Nevada chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its summer meeting this Saturday, July 16 in Reno. The agenda includes nomination of officers.

The Summer 2016 LHA Nevada chapter meeting will take place on Sat 7/16, starting at 12 noon, at Louis’ Basque Corner, 301 E 4th Street, Reno, NV 89501.

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its summer meeting on Saturday, July 9 in Truckee. O...
06/25/2016
California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/9

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its summer meeting on Saturday, July 9 in Truckee. Our guest speaker is Jim Bonar from the Nevada chapter.

12:00 noon • Moody’s (inside the Truckee Hotel) • 10007 Bridge St • Truckee, CA 96161

Mobile traffic on the LHA web site has more than doubled over the past year and now makes up 1/3 of our traffic. With th...
01/07/2016

Mobile traffic on the LHA web site has more than doubled over the past year and now makes up 1/3 of our traffic. With this in mind, I have redesigned most of the web site to be more usable on mobile phones. Below is an example of a redesigned page. I hope you enjoy the improved web site! http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/

— Jimmy Lin
LHA webmaster

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its fall meeting on Saturday, October 3 in Stockton.
09/10/2015
California Chapter meeting on Sat 10/3

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its fall meeting on Saturday, October 3 in Stockton.

11:00 am–3:00 pm • Whirlows Tossed and Grilled • 1926 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its summer meeting on Saturday, July 11 in Livermore...
06/29/2015
California Chapter meeting on Sat 7/11

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its summer meeting on Saturday, July 11 in Livermore.

Lunch at 12:00 noon, Castle Rock Restaurant, 1848 Portola Ave, Livermore, CA 94551 • Meeting at 1:00 pm, Duarte Garage, Portola Ave and North L St, Livermore, CA

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its spring meeting on Saturday, April 4.
03/03/2015
California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/4

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its spring meeting on Saturday, April 4.

12:00 noon, Pacific Street Café, 301 Lincoln St, Roseville, CA 95678

12/22/2014
California Chapter meeting on Sat 1/10

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its winter meeting, including officer elections, on Saturday, January 10.

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 12:00 noon, Vince’s Ristorante, 840 Harbor Boulevard, West Sacramento, CA 95691

We’ve overhauled the Lincoln Highway map to make it cleaner and easier to use. It’s especially better for mobile phones ...
10/23/2014
Official Map of the Lincoln Highway

We’ve overhauled the Lincoln Highway map to make it cleaner and easier to use. It’s especially better for mobile phones — with 25% of our traffic on mobile, and almost ¾ of them going straight to the map for their initial page, this became a top priority for us. We hope you like it.

by the Lincoln Highway Association

03/20/2014
California Chapter meeting on Sat 4/5

The California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is having its spring meeting on Saturday, April 5.

12:00 noon–5:00 pm, Applegate Motel, 17923 Applegate Rd, Applegate, CA 95703

11/01/2013
History of the Lincoln Highway: Highway Boosters Will Gather Tonight

On this day 100 years ago, the Lincoln Highway was dedicated. Read the San Francisco Chronicle’s coverage of the celebration to be thrown.

TONIGHT San Franciscans are going to do themselves proud by attending the monster rally to be held at the Valencia Theater to commemorate the dedication of the Lincoln ocean-to-ocean highway. The executive committee of the Lincoln Highway Association, composed of many of the leading good roads advoc...

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article on this summer’s 100th Anniversary Tour, featuring Paul Gilger!
10/06/2013
Paul Gilger led Lincoln Highway caravan

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article on this summer’s 100th Anniversary Tour, featuring Paul Gilger!

For his summer drive, Paul Gilger set out for Kearney, Neb., with 40 pages of directions. Gilger, 58, was in a Ford Mustang convertible, with 65 or 70 cars behind him, leading a tour halfway across the Lincoln Highway to mark 100 years of the "Main Street Across America."

This Saturday, August 24, the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is organizing a car cruise from Sacr...
08/22/2013
Car Cruise over Echo Summit

This Saturday, August 24, the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is organizing a car cruise from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe over the “Pioneer Branch” of the Lincoln Highway. The tour starts at 8:45 am and registration is $20/car. More at the link below.

The one-day caravan begins and ends in Sacramento and takes the Lincoln Highway to South Lake Tahoe.

In honor of the Lincoln Highway’s centennial, Mike Konz, the managing editor of the Kearney Hub, has written a book call...
08/16/2013
Book details spirit, people of Lincoln Highway

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.

This is the year Nebraskans should be asking themselves, “Am I a tourist or a traveler?” The answer to that question is important because there’s no better time to enjoy travel in Nebraska than this year, the centennial of the Lincoln Highway, the nation’s first coast-to-coast highway.

The New York Times covers the Lincoln Highway!
07/04/2013
Cross-Country, by a Road Less Traveled

The New York Times covers the Lincoln Highway!

Find the Lincoln Highway in Times Square and you can drive it all the way to San Francisco. Go for a long ride as the highway celebrates its 100th birthday.

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136 N Elm St, PO Box 308
Franklin Grove, IL
61031

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Military Convoy themed painted rock in Jefferson Iowa.
Skype in Jefferson IA with Michael Owen.
I just came across this wonderful page. I grew up in a house on 'Lincoln Way West' in Massillon, Ohio. A simple four lane road on the west side of the city which was part of the original Lincoln Highway. As a child I remember the sound at night of semi's rolling right past the house up until Rt. 30 was completed which provided for a much quieter nights sleep. Still I will remember this fondly for the rest of my life.
LOOKING FOR OLD PHOTOS OF KING MOTEL THAT WAS AT 146 LINCOLN HWY IN BUCKS COUNTY PA, THANKS AND GOD BLESS.
Walk Effie Gladding's 1914 route on Forest Service Road 039 from Spooner Summit on Highway 50 down to a fabulous meal in Carson City. Those who wish will drive up the road two or three miles to make it easier. Trail is shaded a lot of the way, and we will be walking at the pace of a 66-year-old overweight woman, so yo. We'll have cars arranged so no one has to walk both ways. Also welcome just to join us for a meal in Carson City. Please contact me for further arrangements -- this is not an officially-sponsored event.
I grew up near the Lincoln Hwy, east of Pittsburgh, PA. This bridge always fascinated me.
"Lincoln Highway Restaurant Inspector" ...my new job. Niland's Cafe Colo IA ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Was any of the LH affected by the flooding in Nebraska?
I'm looking for a copyright free map of the Lincoln Highway that I could use in a book that I'm finishing up about my Aunt Anita King who was the first women travel alone across the country on the Lincoln Highway in 1915. Does anyone know of where I could locate a map? Thanks!
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Lincoln Highway new letter better than ever. Great articles,awesome old photos.
Sometime over a decade ago I watched a documentary about the Lincoln Hwy with plans the traverse it across the west. Plans changed and it never happened, but I plan to follow it this summer. My question is, with regards to that documentary, that there was a former alignment that is still all gravel. I believe it is through Utah, but I’m not sure. I do remember that there is only on stop in between that I think was a sort of general store and that the old alignment was somewhere around 100 miles long. I can’t seem to find any information on this alignment. Does anyone here know what I’m talking about and where I need to find it on a map?