Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale

Whether you call it a tag sale, a yard sale, garage sale, sidewalk sale, or thrift sale…it’s all about bargains waiting for you each year on the second full weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) in August to shop both the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway and the Ohio Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY. The project goal is to have homeowners, businesses, organizations and communities along the byways participate. The greater the participation, the greater the profits and the more fun for everyone!  Plan now to host a sale, a car show, or a sidewalk sale along the Lincoln Highway–and you keep the profits!

Just about anything you want or need will be along the road to purchase ‘on the cheap” during the 7th annual Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale, to be held Thursday August 9, Friday August 10, and Saturday August 11 across Indiana and Ohio.

The first year of the sale in Ohio had over 250 yard sales. The sale has grown substantially each year, and Indiana and Illinois have joined in, with West Virginia now setting out goods, as well. Now Ohio, alone, offers over one thousand individual sale events over the 3 day period and Indiana wants to catch up! The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association urges communities to participate and promote the event. Individual communities benefit by exposing travelers to their downtowns, unique businesses, attractions and restaurants. Local organizations and churches are invited to offer sales and food to raise money for their causes. Communities are invited to advertise their farmers markets, sidewalk sales, music festivals, concerts, diners, car shows and road rallies, museums, food and kids’ activities…all to make the event more enjoyable for those traveling the historic corridor.

BUY-WAY sales and events will be posted on the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association’s website.  Maps and driving directions can also be found on the website.

Lincoln Highway Association Releases Free Coast-to-Coast Online Map

In gearing up for the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Highway in 2013, the Lincoln Highway Association released a complete, definitive online map of the entire highway, from New York City to San Francisco, freely available on the Association’s Website. The online map represents more than twenty years of historical research and ten years of mapping by over a hundred expert volunteers.

Established in 1913 and named for Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Highway crosses fourteen states, including a loop through Colorado, and represents the first coast-to-coast improved road in the United States. The year 2013 will be the Lincoln Highway’s Centennial; the online map’s release comes just in time before numerous car clubs and families will drive the road next year.

Powered by Google’s interactive mapping software, the online map shows satellite and street views of the Lincoln Highway and hundreds of points of interest along the way. The interactive online map represents the first detailed mapping of the entire Lincoln Highway, including several generations of road improvements and realignments with points of interest to visit, in one free resource. Additionally, the online map shows special feeder routes from the Lincoln Highway to Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Users can zoom in on a state or a particular location, trace the Lincoln Highway, and check the Points of Interest button to view places to see along the road.

The online map includes both the 1913 and 1928 routes of the Indiana Lincoln Highway. Anyone planning a trip or is just curious about where the Lincoln Highway goes is welcome to use the map at: http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/map/.  There will also be a permanent link to the map on our Map / Directions web page.

Indiana Lincoln Highway Turn-By-Turn Driving Guides

Indiana Lincoln Highway Association board member Bruce Butgereit and his wife Marcia
created detailed turn by turn road guides of the 1913 and 1928 routes of Indiana’s Lincoln
Highway Byway.

In addition they produced a listing of Indiana Lincoln Highway Educational Discovery Stops with GPS coordinates.  This program was made possible by an Historic Preservation Education Grant from Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The documents are all pdf files, and require the free Adobe reader. These are now available on our Maps / Directions web page.