Friday, June 22, 2012

Driving the Lincoln Highway

From the June 10th Chicago Tribune by Jay Jones.

Featuring the 179 Illinois miles of the 3,400 mile road.

Always nice to see some of our old roads getting press and this one was nearly a full page in the Tribune Travel Section.  Not much new news to roadies, but there sure are a lot of folks not bitten by the bug yet, so we'll take what we can get. 

Four nice pics as well, including that neat one of the Lincoln Highway sign in Franklin Grove, Illinois, with distances to New York (999), Chicago (93), Clinton, Iowa (53) and Frisco (2390).  Much was deservedly about our excellent Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition which has done such a great job "bringing" the road to others, especially with they series of 10X20 foot murals (which will have 36 when the project is finished in time for the 2013 centennial).

Sights to see in Illinois:

Cass Street Bridge in Joliet
Blakeley House in Plainfield
Auto camp shelter in Aurora
Lincoln Highway Association HQ in Franklin Grove

There is also a sidebar on the LH is northwest Indiana where author Cynthia Ogorek was interviewed and a paragraph about that great Teibel's Family Restaurant, noted for their chicken dinners (originally selling for 50 cents, but now $14.95).

Oh, Give Me a Lincoln. --RoadDog

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