Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Garage Sale / Save the dates: August 9, 10 & 11, 2018

Looking for a fundraising opportunity?  Since your residence, church or business is along the historic Lincoln Highway, join hundreds of others from West Virginia to Iowa who will be holding Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sales on these dates.  All sale receipts remain with the individual/group that holds the sale (unless you choose to make a tax-deductible donation to the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association), and you can choose the days/hours you wish.

  • Do you have some clutter that others will no doubt cherish?   Set up your own table along the route!
  • Is your church, school, or organization looking for a unique fund-raising opportunity?  Take advantage of the marketing, publicity, and customers that will be available.
  • Time to move some merchandise from your business or celebrate a “Sale”?  Acknowledge Abraham Lincoln and his Highway with a super sale on those dates—possible a “Sidewalk Sale!”
  • Like to drive and learn about our heritage, plus see some yard sales going on along the route?  Get out and drive along the Lincoln Highway in Indiana for a day or two.  Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the many great restaurants on the route and visit historic sites while you shop.

For more information and tips on participating in the Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale go to  To learn more about the Lincoln Highway go to  or

If you choose to hold a yard sale on these dates, please LET US KNOW  by returning the following form:
so we can publicize it on our website and Facebook page. Current sale listings will be at the top of our Facebook page:
A week before the sale we will publish a new website blog entry will all the sale listings.

We also have LH BUY-WAY Yard Sale signs (that can be customized for your location) with wire brackets for sale @ $12.00.  Contact Bev at or 574-210-6278 for more details.
Thank you.
Joyce Chambers, Coordinator (574-272-5374)
Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, 801 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601

Explore the Indiana Lincoln Highway Selfie Contest – Official Rules

Go to our map page: where you can find the link to the national Lincoln Highway Association’s Official Map of the Lincoln Highway:

Click on the map Menu link in the upper right hand corner for more information. The map uses Google Maps technology. Zoom in on Northwest Indiana and find the blue line, which represents the original route of the Lincoln Highway.

  • Drive America’s first transcontinental highway in Lake, Porter, and/or La Porte County.
  • Take a photo of yourself visiting three (or more) of these interesting sites listed below
  • Enter by emailing your three (or more) selfies to or mailing them to Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, 801 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601 by September 8, 2018. Include your name and contact information with your entry.
  • A drawing will be held on September 10, 2018. Two winners will be selected to each receive $25 in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by that date.
  • Photos may be posted on the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association Facebook page. Submission of your selfies provides your approval to post your photos on the INLHA Facebook page or for use by the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association for marketing purposes.

Lake County

♦ By the Lincoln Highway concrete post inside the Dyer Historical Society Museum, 1 Town Sq, Dyer, IN 46311
♦ By the Ostermann Memorial in front of the Meyer’s Castle property 1370 Joliet St. (park in the Woudeland Professional Center lot, 1100 Joliet St., Schererville)
♦ By the Lincoln Highway plaque on the side of the Walgreen’s east of Teibel’s near the intersection of US 30 and US 41, 651 W. US-30, Schererville
♦ By the Ideal Section marker in the parking lot of the Home Town Inn and Suites, 1139 W US Highway 30, Schererville
♦ By the LH post at the Schererville Town Hall, 10 E. Joliet St.
♦ By the Rogge Insurance sign in front of the Boyd-Rogge house – oldest home in Merrillville, 1500 E. 73rd
♦ By the mill wheel at Wood’s Historic Grist Mill in Deep River County Park, 9410 Old Lincoln Hwy, Hobart
♦ By any Lincoln Highway logo painted on a utility pole or Lincoln Highway Historic Byway sign

Porter County

♦ By the Lincoln Highway marker at the Valparaiso City Hall, 166 Lincolnway
♦ At the Lincoln Highway sign east of the viaduct, 584 Old SR 2, southwest of Westville
♦ By any Lincoln Highway logo painted on a utility pole or Indiana Lincoln Highway Historic Byway sign

La Porte County

♦ By the Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train plaque near the tracks in Westville and/or Wanatah
♦ On the steps of Pinhook Methodist Church, 8001 SR 2, La Porte
♦ At the Lincoln Highway kiosk near the depot in La Porte at Michigan and Washington Streets
♦ In front the vintage Bob’s Bar –B –Q sign inside Jennie Rae’s Restaurant, 5201 E US 20, Rolling Prairie
♦ By any Lincoln Highway logo painted on a utility pole or Indiana Lincoln Highway Historic Byway sign

Thank you for your interest in the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway. Become a member of INLHA – see:

Please join us in Churubusco, IN for our Spring Meeting

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association
Invites you to
Travel to Turtle Town
for our
Spring Event & Annual Meeting
in Churubusco
Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Itinerary

  • 9:30 am (EDT): Meet at Brevin’s Downtown Eatery, 200 S. Main St., Churubusco 46342. Updates on Indiana Lincoln Highway Association activities.
  • 10:30 am: The Whitley County Historian will give a presentation on the Lincoln Highway in Churubusco and Whitley County.
  • 11:30 am: INLHA Annual Meeting with election of officers.
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch at Brevin’s.  We will order on our own off the menu –
  • 1:00 pm: INLHA Annual Meeting continued as needed.

Please register by email or phone (, 574-210-6278) by May 8.  There is no fee, but we need to know who is coming so we are adequately prepared.

Lincoln Highway Garage – Churubusco, IN

Turtle Town – The Famous Turtle Hunt
In 1949, the town of Churubusco gained a national reputation when a turtle was sighted in one of the nearby lakes.  The turtle was supposedly sighted by a number of people and was said to have a shell the size of a table top. The land owner was determined to trap the huge turtle.  The hunt made the news across the Midwest. The lake water was lowered, but “Oscar” was never found.