Archive for October, 2007

Ohio LH fans visit W PA

October 22, 2007

On Sunday, I had a nice time chatting with folks from the East Ohio Chapter of the Ohio Lincoln Highway League. About a dozen of them traveled to Greensburg on Saturday, part of a Fall Floiage tour – though with temps nearing 80 the past month, trees are just starting to change. After an overnight stay at the Mountain View Inn and a talk by local LH expert Lou DeRose, the group spent much of Sunday at the Senator John Hieinz History Center, where I edit Western Pennsylvania History magazine. I updated the group on my next book, Lincoln Highway Companion, showed a few artifacts, talked about Isaly’s Dairy (only in western PA or eastern OH!), and they regaled me with trips of dead-end roads and missed turns – important parts of any road trip!

The group got to see the longest stretch of yellow brick road along the Lincoln, northwest of Pittsburgh in Glenfield. The only way to reach it is via an overpass across the railroad from Ohio River Blvd/PA 65. It’s easy to miss, especially when heading south (hint: exit for I-79 but don’t get on I-79!)

Yellow brick road north of Pittsburgh at Glenfield, PA

Howdy!

October 22, 2007

After years of stumbling through the design and upkeep of my web site, here I am learning another skill, blogging. It’s a bit daunting but also pretty exciting! I’m always searching for Lincoln Highway info, or trying to help others find what they’re looking for, so I might as well go online where I can share all the news and info with lots of you. I hope you’ll feel free to send your news here too.

I’m inspired and humbled by the work of others, who I’m sure to be regularly referencing in the future, including Ron Warnick’s comprehensive Route 66 News, Greg Holmes’ adventures with his good friend Ace Jackalope, and new to blogging but posting amazing photos for years of Roadside Architecture is Debra Jane Seltzer, also known to her fans as agilitynut or roadsidenut.

I have lots to learn about administering this site but I hope to soon have links, images, and video along with straightforward news for you to enjoy.