Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lincoln Logs-- Dutch Days Festival-- Route 30 Comedy-- Cozad, Ne-- LH Falls on US-30

It's a Lincoln Thing.

1. DUTCH DAYS FESTIVAL-- in Fulton, Illinois, right on the Mississippi River, has come and gone. They honor their Dutch heritage and this is held every first weekend in May, held the 2nd and 3rd this year. Hope to get out to this one of these days, IF I CAN AFFORD THE GAS!!!

2. ROUTE 30 COMEDY-- The movie "Route 30", a comedy that was filmed along the Lincoln Highway in Gettysburg between Chambersburg and Gettysburg, using many locals, will be shown in September at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg.

Writer-director John Putch is a native of the area and directed some episodes of "Grounded for Life" and "Scrubs." The world premier will be in July.

3. COZAD, NEBRASKA-- The Nov. 12th had an article on this cattle town. It is located on the Lincoln Highway and its replacement, US-30.

Things to see are the 100th Meridian Museum which features the Concord Touring Coach used by President Taft when he toured Yellowstone. The Robert Henry Museum and Historic Walkway is dedicated to the famous artist (although I've never heard of him). The Walkway has an original Pony Express station, old church and pioneer schoolhouse. The Pony Express station was built in 1849 and originally sat on the south bank of the Platte River.

4. LH FALLS ON US-30-- The Lincoln Highway News reports that heavy rains or possibly a broken waterline caused a section of the old LH to slide down onto the four lane US-30 in Pennsylvania. US-30 has reopened, but LH will remain closed for a couple weeks.

The Lincoln Gets Revenge on 30. --RoadDog

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