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Lincoln Highway to celebrate 100th birthday

Posted: Monday, May 6th, 2013

ILLINOIS — The Lincoln Highway turns 100 years old in 2013.  To celebrate, the Illinois Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association has several activities planned along the Lincoln Highway the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, and everyone is invited.

 Starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, a driving tour will begin on the west side of the state in Fulton, featuring a 1913-style tour.  Leave the GPS at home. At 1 p.m., the tour will stop at the Lincoln-Manahan Home in Sterling. Then in Franklin Grove, there will be a car show and the Lincoln Highway Association National Tourism Headquarters to see in the afternoon. A dinner from Headon’s Catering will greet the travelers at the Creston Opera House at 5 p.m. followed by a talk on the Lincoln Highway in Creston given by Lyle Headon at 6 p.m.  To order dinner by the deadline of May 1, please see:  http://illinoislincolnhighwayassociation.org/ for a registration form.  The talk at 6 p.m. at the Creston Opera House is free, does not require registration, and is open to everyone.  Included in the driving tour throughout the day are Morrison, Dixon, Ashton, Rochelle, and Malta.

For the complete article see the 05-05-2013 issue.

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