From Deep River to the Ideal Section – Join us for our spring / summer meeting in Dyer

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will be having its spring / summer meeting in Dyer on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For an itinerary, lunch options, and more information see the Reservation Form here:
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Deep-River-to-Dyer1.pdf

Or see our website Home page at:
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/

THANKS & WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN DYER!

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association office has moved down the street:

The Indiana Chapter has moved a few blocks west to a small office space in the 1885 Romanesque mansion built by South Bend business leader William Kizer, listed in the 1915 LH Road Guide as the St. Joseph County Consul.  While the interior is being renovated by Indiana Landmarks, who will use this as their Northern Regional Office, we are in the carriage house behind the home.  The INLHA took over the space in the Remedy Building when the LHA National Office was closed in 2008. The replica LH concrete post that was planted during the LHA National Office Dedication on April 21, 2007, will be removed and stored until it can be installed at an appropriate site along the 1928 alignment. The new INLHA address is 801 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601.  Bev Gillespie continues as the volunteer office manager.

Year-end reflections from our new President

Dear Indiana Lincoln Highway Association Members and Friends,LH-holiday-sign

Please visit our Home page on this website for the year-end letter from our new President Deb Parcel. And please consider the Indiana Lincoln HIghway Association in your year-end giving. The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association is a 501(c)(3) corporation, making donations tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Our homepage has a PayPal Donate button for your convenience. You can pay by credit card even if you don’t have a PayPal account.
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/

Review of Honest Eats

Keith Elchert and Laura Weston-Elchert have written a wonderful new book Honest Eats – Celebrating the Rich Food History of Indiana’s Historic Lincoln Highway.
The book is now available through Amazon. Use the AmazonSmile homepage when you shop, and Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Indiana Lincoln HIghway Association. Please bookmark this link for all your future Amazon shopping – thanks:  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0661158
Honest EatsHere’s a review by Jeff Blair, president of the Indiana Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association:

I had heard for the past couple of years about this book on restaurants along Indiana’s portion of the Lincoln Highway and looked forward to seeing it when it was to be released. I had personally walked the two Indiana alignments twice, once in 2011 and again in 2014, so felt I was a pretty knowledgeable guy about places to see and eat on its paths. I might even be the first one to order a copy the very day I got the email that it was about to be released from publication. Boy am I glad!

Laura and Keith’s book is terrific and a good read for everyone…Hoosiers, Lincoln Highway tourists, history buffs, even those who love a good picture or postcard.  Photographer Brian Tombaugh and Graphic Designer Amanda Reyher, along with many other contributors, make this a visually stimulating book in addition to the fine verbal content.

The Lincoln Highway from New York City to San Francisco is often considered the “Main Street of America” and the Elchert’s book is a marvelous walk down that Main Street. It is full of old and new descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 Indiana restaurants that bring the Highway to life…through food.  It introduces you to innumerable Hoosier entrepreneurs who have left their footprint on northern Indiana over the years. Along the walk they point out additional points of interest either on the Lincoln or nearby. And you get the added pleasure of some of the divine recipes they collected in their travels.

My congratulations and thanks to the Elchert’s for this book. It is extremely well researched and they give ample praise to the many historical societies and individuals that made contributions. Here are my summary recommendations to anyone reading this review…

  • SHOW IT by putting the book on your coffee table or business waiting room table for everyone to see…your guests will be both surprised and pleased to learn about this historic road and its significance.
  • DRIVE IT…the Indiana Lincoln Highway that is. Use the book as a great guide across the state to find the listed points of interests and many more of your own.
  • DIGEST IT…whether it be through testing the many great looking recipes or supporting the wonderful restaurants and diners depicted throughout the book.  Find the perfect Indiana tenderloin, the finest candy, great little diners, outstanding ethnic stops all along the route.  But first I highly recommend you…
  • BUY IT! It will be a great addition to your home or library.  You will not be disappointed.

WordPress web problem

There are 101 subscribers to the Indiana Lincoln HIghway Association website. When you get an e-mail from the website it means that a new entry has been posted on the Blog / News page. For some reason the first link on the e-mails for the blog title does not work. To go to the page just use:
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or click on the Categories link at the bottom of the email,
or click on our homepage and use the menu bar underneath the picture:
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Race to finish the Lincoln Highway Ostermann Monument Site Renovation

It’s May in Indiana, so attention has turned to anticipation surrounding who will qualify for the100th running of Carl Fisher’s Indianapolis 500 race on May 29th, and who will persevere to Victory Lane.

In Northwest Indiana, another race is underway along the Ideal Section of Carl Fisher’s Lincoln Highway—the race to complete the renovations at the site of the Henry C. Ostermann Memorial Seat and the Ideal Section Monument before the official September 17th dedication. Generous in-kind and monetary donations have enabled qualifying renovations to date which include the removal and refinishing of the five historical plaques (four bronze and one aluminum), cleaning, tuck-pointing, and adding a protective coating to the stone monuments, excavation of the flagstone steps and terrace, removal of non-original trees and vegetation, completion of a sidewalk to improve access, and development of interpretive panels and restoration of a Lincoln Highway concrete post to enhance the site.

Now we’re ready for the race to the finish line: professional re-installation of the plaques, fabrication of the interpretive panels and mounting posts, repairs for the steps and terrace and some final landscaping will cost about $2,000. Remaining balance in the account plus new donations from the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association members bring the total needed down to about $1,000. Tax-deductible donations of any size at any time are welcome, but reaching the checkered flag by May 29th will assure that we have the time needed to complete the project by September.

Contributions can be made by check payable to INLHA and sent to Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, 402 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601. You can also pay by PayPal using the Donate button on our homepage, even if you do not have a PayPal account. Just mention that your contribution is for the Ostermann Bench in the PayPal comments section.
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/

Thanks for your help in driving the Ostermann/Ideal Section Restoration Project to Victory Lane!

See the attached PDF for photos of the progress to date.  Please share this with other interested persons/groups.
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Ideal-Section-Ostermann-Seat-Renovation.pdf

Thank You!
Indiana Lincoln Highway Association

Ostermann bench 1924 LH Guide

Ostermann bench 1924 LH Guide

 

AmazonSmile – Your online purchases can help the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association is a non-profit organization, and relies on membership, donations in cash and in-kind, and the occasional grant for funding. We have a lot of ongoing projects, and this is another way you can help when you buy products online from Amazon. Use the AmazonSmile homepage when you shop and
Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Indiana Lincoln HIghway Association. Please bookmark this link for all your future Amazon shopping – thanks:
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We’re Goin’ to Goshen

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will be having its Spring Meeting in Downtown Goshen on May 14, 2016, starting at 9:00 am EST. All are welcome to attend. Here’s the agenda:
9:00 – 9:30 – Gather at the LH Gazebo, Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East, Goshen, 46526
9:30 – 9:45 Adjourn to Goshen Historical Society building at 124 S. Main St (Park in City Parking Lot at 5th and Washington)
10:00 – 12:00 Walking tour of downtown led by Goshen Historical Society members – Includes police booth, second floor project, Goshen Theater, Goshen Historical Society Museum
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch at Mattern’s, 201 S. Main St ($16, includes entrée, beverage, tax, and gratuity)
1:15 – 2:30 Corridor Management Plan presentation, Kurt Garner @ The Exchange, 212 S. Main St
2:30 – 3:30  INLHA Annual Meeting ~ INLHA updates, adoption of Bylaws, election of officers and more
IN-GoshenPlease return the reservation form with your meal selection and a check, as linked below, by 05/11/2016:
2016 INLHA Spring Meeting Reservation Form

You can also pay by using the PayPal “Donate” button on our Home page. Just include your information in the Comments section on PayPal.
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/