Archive for January, 2013

Illinois Lincoln Highway murals need your vote

January 29, 2013

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO
IL_MuralsThe Illinois Lincoln Highway Murals, created by artist Jay Allen for the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition, won first place in the Murals/Exhibit Graphics category in an annual sign contest presented by Signs of the Times magazine.

Now the murals are competing in the Signs of the Times 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. They need YOUR help. It’s EXTREMELY easy and fun to see the competing projects.

Every mural is a hand-painted, unique work of art.  So far, 29 have been installed. Upon completion, the series will be one of the largest works of public art in the country.

Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8DV5THL and vote for your 3 favorite projects, including of course the murals. Voting is limited to once per computer and concludes on February 8.

2013 Lincoln Highway travel guide for Nebraska

January 25, 2013

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO

NB_LH_2013 guide

The Nebraska Lincoln Highway Scenic and Historic Byway Association has published a Centennial Travel Guide to promote attractions along the Lincoln Highway. Nebraska’s portion of the coast-to-coast road 450 miles, makes it the state’s longest byway. Print versions are available or see it instantly online HERE.

Sarah Focke, LH byway president, says “The centennial of the Lincoln Highway in 2013 will mean increased tourism…. This will help them visit all the hidden treasures located along the way.”

The guide includes historical information about the highway and key byway attractions and historical sites, maps to find lodging, meals and entertainment and a schedule of activities along the way.

Copies of the travel guide are available in the 36 communities across the byway, or for more information, visit
http://www.lincolnhighwaynebraskabyway.com.

Museum for LH & Route 66 restoring 1928 post

January 23, 2013

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO
LH_IL_Joliet markerThe Joliet Area Historical Museum, at the crossroads of the Lincoln Highway and Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois, is asking for help in restoring its 1928 Lincoln Highway concrete marker. According to a release, the museum hopes “to raise $5,000 to restore the highway marker which is deteriorating rapidly. Restoration includes: stabilizing the interior rebar, re-adhering the broken segments, removing bronze disease, brightening the paint, and displaying it inside.” Of course, there is no paint — the colors are in the concrete — but the rest sounds like a worthy endeavor.

Read more HERE in the release:

Beautiful Lincoln Hotel brightens Lowden, Iowa

January 21, 2013

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO
I’m catching up on some old articles, including this nice feature in The Quad-City Times of Davenport, Iowa, that recounts the story of the Lincoln Hotel along the Lincoln Highway in Lowden Iowa.

http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/bill-wundram/five-room-hotel-keeps-old-time-charm/article_fc7b1df0-02ad-11e1-9f67-001cc4c002e0.html

Lincoln Highway News is still lincolnhighwaynews

January 21, 2013

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO
While all things should look similar, the “hidden” address of Lincoln Highway News has changed slightly. You’ll still find this blog at http://www.lincolnhighwaynews.com but the new “hidden” address is http://lincolnhighwaynews.wordpress.com.

The former address, http://brianbutko.wordpress.com, will now serve as the “hidden” address for my website, whose main address is http://www.brianbutko.com. The old version had become impossible to update.

Confused? Don’t be. Nothing has changed much except the behind-the-scenes addresses. I made a few minor tweaks, and about the only regret is the site visits counter had to start over.

So welcome to the same Lincoln Highway News!


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