Posts Tagged ‘yard sale across states’

Ohio's old Dutch Mill roadhouse being rehabbed

July 24, 2009

Mike Hocker, Executive Director of the Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway, reports that while delivering Lincoln Highway travelers guides, he met Mike Van Doren and his wife Dawn, new owners of the old Dutch Mill east of Van Wert, Ohio. The couple did not at first realize the building’s historical significance but it, and the coast-to-coast road it’s on, now has them excited. The place was a “one-stop” for gas, food, and lodging in the 1920s, and a short section of original road remains on property from when the curve outr front was straightened.


The roof is leaking and needs about $25,000 to repair but the “bar” is still in there, and that’s one of the reasons they  bought it. They will be having the BUY-WAY yard sale activities there (August 6-8). It surely is great to see someone  wanting to preserve this stuff.

The Old Dutch Mill is at the junction of Middlepoint Road and old Lincoln Highway just east of Van Wert.

2009 LH BUY-WAY Yard Sale dates announced

April 28, 2009

The fifth annual Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale is being planned for August 6, 7, and 8, 2009. Sales will stretch from Chester, West Virginia, across the Ohio River through Ohio and on into Indiana and Illinois.

Ohio, the originator and most active promoter, announced that although the “Lincoln Highway Historic Byway” designated by ODOT is the 1928 route across the state, there are several earlier alignments that will also have sales and will celebrate the history of the road, almost doubling the 241 miles of sales across the state. Last year there were an estimated 750 sales.


For the past two years, a Travelers Guide with maps and info on sales and activities has been distributed free along the corridor. Executive Director Mike Hocker encourages churches, restaurants, or any organization to participate and take an ad. Call him at (419) 468-6773 for details before May 15 or visit