Former LHA president Jan Shupert-Arick has been giving presentations and signings for her new book and postcard set, The Lincoln Highway Across Indiana. She researched this photographic history of the LH through Indiana by acessing private collections, historical societies, museums, and libraries in Indiana and Michigan. She reports, “It’s been fun so far!”
Look for Jan at these locations:
Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne), Sunday April 26, 2 p.m.
Studebaker Drivers Club Zone Meet (South Bend), Sat-Sun May 1-2
Center for History (South Bend), Friday May 8
The History Center (Fort Wayne), Saturday May 9, 2 p.m.
For more information, call (260) 471-5670.
Jan is a native of northern Indiana and her family has roots in the state’s automotive history. She is a past president of the Lincoln Highway Association and past director of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association. She serves on the northern Regional Council for Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana. Her book covers both the original route across northern Indiana and the 1926 mid-state realignment.
She hopes that this work will serve to honor Abraham Lincoln’s legacy in this the bicentennial year of his birth as well as Indiana’s automotive and road building heritage: “My intent is that this book will serve as a lasting reminder of Indiana’s leadership in building the nation’s first coast-to-coast auto road. I hope that it will reflect the spirit of Indiana that embraced the road as a patriotic effort to improve commerce by building good roads to move goods and to provide a road for private citizens.”