Lincoln Highway history reprint

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO

When I began researching the Lincoln Highway in the 1980s, there were no modern resources until Drake Hokanson published his wonderful, whimsical history in 1988. So, bit by bit, I gathered 70-year-old maps and guidebooks and kept them on the front seat as I tried to retrace the fading route. Along the way I met Lyn Protteau, the self-named “Lincoln Highway Lady,” a retired teacher who drove the route endlessly in her 1941 Chevy. She was a bit possessive of being a pioneer in appreciating and re-discovering the route, and as part of that, she took on the task of reprinting the LHA’s official history from 1935. You’ll know it if you find one published by her Pleiades Press, 1995.

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