Proclamation honors LHA pioneer Franzwa

When Lincoln Highway Association pioneer Gregory Franzwa took ill, President Bob Dieterich wanted to honor him before he died. He says, “We didn’t make it in time, but my wife and I drove over to Utah last week to give this to Kathy [along with Jesse Petersen].” The photo below shows Jess and Bob giving the proclamation to Kathy (after all the tears stopped).


The proclamation establishes an annual “Gregory M. Franzwa Award” to be given to the organization or individual doing the most to promote the Association. Click HERE to see the full text. Also, a fund has been established in Greg’s name to be used for preservation projects. Contributions can be sent to Jesse Petersen, P.O. Box 1075, Tooele, UT 84074.

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3 Responses to “Proclamation honors LHA pioneer Franzwa”

  1. Roadog Says:

    Definitely a great man, we’ll miss him.

  2. Chris Kennedy Says:

    He did so much to ignite and awaken interest in historic, important roads and trails, in his elegant and articulate style. It was a pleasure to chat with him, and to be his opening act when he delivered a LH program in Evanston, WY, some years back. May he rest in peace.

  3. Rick Sebak’s Blog » #1. Getting the Gregory Says:

    […] Mr. Franzwa’s failing health and his passing (an apt term for a highway enthusiast!) and the tributes to him from other members and current LHA president Bob Dieterich.  I’m sorry that our paths never […]

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