Indiana Byways Conference November 4-5 in Metamora, Indiana

The Whitewater Canal National Scenic Byway is hosting this conference so the eight Indiana Byways can work together to “Increase Visitor Engagement along Your Byway.” Location is the historic depot at 19067 U.S. 52. (If this blog post is emailed to you and the link doesn’t work, just go to our website’s Blog / News page:)
https://indianalincolnhighway.org/blog-news

There is no charge for attendance at the Conference, however reservations for Thursday evening’s dinner are required. Contact Candy Yurcak with Whitewater by
October 29th at copperron@aol.com .

A block of rooms has been reserved at Cobblestone Inn & Suites, 9135 S.R. 101 in Brookville (approximately 8 miles from the conference center). A reduced nightly rate
of $90.00 will be granted when making your reservation mentioning the Whitewater Canal Byway Association Conference on November 4 & 5.

Thursday’s agenda includes exploring the Whitewater Canal Byway, networking, and dinner. Friday offers many workshops, updates from each Byway, and concludes by 2:30.

A complete agenda is available as a downloadable PDF file here:
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Indiana-Byways-Conference-Agenda-8-31-21-updated-1.pdf

Fall Meeting in New Carlisle, Indiana

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will hold its Fall Meeting in New Carlisle, Indiana at the newly refurbished Historic New Carlisle on October 30, 2021 – 9:30 am EDT. It is located in the center of town now at 112. E. Michigan St. (the Lincoln Highway). Dana Groves will be our host as we take a peek at the interesting things they are doing around town and at their new digs! The business meeting and lunch will follow at Jennie Rae’s beginning at 11:00 and hopefully ending by 12:30-1:00 for departure. You will hear many more details later in the month…but mark your calendar and lets have some fun together!

Historic County Courthouses on the Indiana Lincoln Highway

Read about and see photographs of all the historic County Courthouses on or near the two routes of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway via a PDF file on our new Points of Interest web page:
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/points-of-interest

Photograph below is of the Allen County Courthouse in Fort Wayne. All Courthouse photographs are courtesy of John Deacon.

 

New turn by turn guides available

Indiana Lincoln Highway Association President Jeff Blair created new detailed turn by turn road guides of the 1913 and 1928 routes of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway.
Separate guides are available for traveling east and west. The guides are divided by the related counties and include the mileage; historical markers, plaques and signs; and other recommended stops.

The four guides are available as PDF files on our Map / Directions web page here:
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/map

Website problems

I’m sorry to say that the PayPal donate button on our homepage is not working. Also the Become a Member PayPal button on our Contact / Membership page is also not working. We will try to fix this ASAP.

You can still make a donation or join the Indiana Lincoln HIghway Association (INLHA) by sending a check to Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, 801 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN 46601.

If you have a PayPal account you can make a donation or join the INLHA by sending a payment to INLHA@outlook.com.

Thanks for your consideration – and stay safe and healthy.

A Year End Message

Please visit our website’s homepage and read the year end letter from Jeff Blair – the President of the Indiana Chapter of the Lincoln HIghway Association. Just go here:
http://indianalincolnhighway.org/

And please consider the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association for your year end giving. The new CARES Act expands charitable giving incentives and allows taxpayers who take the standard deduction to make up to $300 of charitable contributions to qualified charities by December 31 this year only. For those who do itemize their deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified charities such as the INLHA to be deducted up to 100 percent of your adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year.
Details of the law can be found here:
https://www.501c3.org/the-cares-act-increases-donation-tax-deductibility/
Charitable gifts can be mailed in with a check, or with credit card through the PayPal button on our homepage

Here’s another way you can support the INLHA: Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Indiana Lincoln Highway Association Inc. when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0661158. Thanks for your support!

Have a happy holiday – and stay safe and healthy!

Lincoln Highway BuyWay Yard Sale

LH BuyWay Yard Sale – Ohio is still planning to participate in the annual LH BuyWay Yard Sale-August 13-15. Due to the COVID-19 and being cautious, the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will NOT support any sales along the 2 routes in Indiana. If folks want to take the chance and have a sale, go for it. But please be safe and follow the CDC Guidelines. Thank you.