Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Lincoln Highway Loses Ron Preston

From the Fall 2011 Lincoln Highway Forum.

I was saddened to learn that the old Lincoln Highway lost one of its really interesting characters, Ron Preston, son of another really interesting person.

He died August 12, 2011, at age 77, following knee surgery.

When he was there, he welcomed visitors to the unique Preston Station on the Lincoln Highway in Belle Plaine, Iowa.  This very photographed site has memorabilia in the interior and is covered with historic signs outside.  This is all stuff that makes folks like me salivate.  Fortunately, I doubt that anything was for sale.

We've driven by and photographed the structure many times and a couple years ago, were able to actually meet him on the Iowa Lincoln Highway Motor Tour. Quite the character.

Always Hate to Lose Those Highway Characters.  --RoadDog

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