Thursday, February 12, 2015

Money for the Mill in Lincoln Repairs Obtained in 2011

From the Jan. 25, 2011, Lincoln (Ill.) Courier.

The Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County used the National Park Service grants for major repairs on the historic Mill structure on Route 66.  Foundation repairs, windows, electric service and a newly refurbished floor were among the projects the money went for this past year.

It is hoped that part of it will open as a museum later this year.

On the local level, the Route 66 Association of Illinois helped with volunteer work.  Other financial help came from the Danner Trust and local philanthropist Larry Van Babber.

The town of Lincoln will be holding the Route 66 Garage Sale May 13-14 with all proceeds going to the Mill

The Route 66 Association of Illinois' annual Hall of Fame banquet will be held in Lincoln on June 11th and will be hosted by Lincoln College in town.  It will be held at the new Lincoln Center by the campus.  There will be a special tribute to Bob Waldmire.


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