Fund-raising walk along the Indiana Lincoln Hwy

LHA director for Indiana Jeff Blair will be walking the Lincoln Highway across the state starting this Thursday, April 14. The walk will start at the Ohio border and for two weeks head west over the 170 miles to Illinois. He is asking for pledges of support or donations that will be split evenly between the Alzheimer’s Association in Indiana and the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association. Follow his blog at or contact him at or (574) 453-3158.

Jeff says he’s looking forward to seeing some of the old buildings, businesses, and Midwest scenery along the original 1913 route and posting photos on his blog:

Also, I want to celebrate my 63rd birthday by walking the 170 mile distance over 2 weeks just to  prove I still can. I have driven 2/3 of the coast-to-coast route over the past two years and only the Wyoming to San Francisco drive remains. About 3 years ago I also got interested in Alzheimer’s as my father in law (Leo Radkey) was deteriorating physically and mentally.

Join Jeff at a stop or walk along a while. Here’s a general schedule:

April 14 – OH/IN border to New Haven (11 miles)
April 15 – New Haven to Ft Wayne (11 miles)
April 16 – Ft Wayne to Churubusco (11 miles)
April 17 – Churubusco to Kimmel (15 miles)
April 18 – Kimmel to W. of Ligonier (13 miles)
April 19 – W. of Ligonier to Goshen (13 miles)
April 20 – Goshen to Mishawaka (17 miles)
April 21 – Mishawaka to South Bend (11 miles)
April 22 – South Bend to New Carlisle (11 miles)
April 23 – New Carlisle to La Porte (12 miles)
April 24 – La Porte to Westville (12 miles)
April 25 – Westville to Valparaiso (11 miles)
April 26 – Valparaiso to Schereville (13 miles)
April 27 – Schereville to IN/IL border (10 miles)

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2 Responses to “Fund-raising walk along the Indiana Lincoln Hwy”

  1. Jan Shupert-Arick Says:

    Best of luck as you begin your journey along the Lincoln in Indiana! We are so proud of you for putting this altogether in order to promote our byway. We’ll be joining you along the way!

  2. Jan Shupert-Arick Says:

    Jeff was met by Mayor Tom Henry in Fort Wayne yesterday and was interviewed by Wane TV. Check it out:

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