One of our top projects right now is the addition of more of the LH BYWAY signs that you see across our 2 alignments. We placed our first signs about 3 years ago and some need replacing, some routing has changed, some were actually stolen, and some extras are being added to benefit the traveler. If you can, we ask you help contribute to this project. Each sign costs over $40 and each turn arrow costs nearly $15 and we need 70-80 more, so you can see it adds up quickly.
CAN YOU AFFORD TO SEND US $50 OR $100 OR MORE TO HELP SIGN THE STATE THOROUGHLY? WE WILL SEND YOU A POSTER BOARD REPLICA OF THE 24” x 24” BYWAY SIGN IF YOU SEND AT LEAST $50. THANK YOU !!
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Join us as we Gather in Goshen For our Fall Event
Saturday, November 2, 2019
The fall meeting of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association (INLHA) will be in Goshen, Indiana on November 2, 2019. Everyone is invited, whether a current INLHA member or just interested! Here is our tentative agenda.
♦ 9:30 a.m. EDT – Meet at the Reith Interpretive Center for car pooling. The facility is located at Millrace Park, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. Click here for a Google map of the area: https://goo.gl/maps/42z2YX15138zyJ2w6
♦ 10:00-11:30 a.m. – Join us at the Lincoln Highway kiosk at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East for a view of our LH historic panels and a brief discussion of the LH through Goshen, followed by a drive further east on US 33 to just beyond Benton, IN to hear the story of the ongoing restoration of the Benton Tourist Camp Cabins and some recognition for Dave Beachy and his work there. The cabins were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.
♦ 11:30-12:30p.m. – Lunch on our own at one of the suggested restaurants listed below.
♦ 12:30-2:30 p.m. – INLHA business meeting back at the Reith Interpretive Center. All are welcome if you have an interest in the activities underway regarding the LH in Indiana or want to know more. If not, just come for the morning!
Restaurant suggestions for lunch:
Olympia Candy Kitchen
136 N. Main St. (across from the Court House)
South Side Soda Shop
1122 South Main St.
123 E. Lincoln St.
Opens at 11:30
1208 W. Pike St.
Goshen Brewing Co.
315 W. Washington St.
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.
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
Here’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.
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