Lincoln Highway Caravan Schedule

Lincoln Highway Centennial Celebration – July 2013

Forrest and Jeri Bone – 4 High Street – Bradenton, Florida 34028

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I have taken the liberty to assign people as both reporters and experts on a segment of the Lincoln Highway Centennial Celebration route.

For the day you are listed become an “expert” on both the route and the must see attractions along the way. We will have a meeting each evening and discuss both the route and the next day’s attractions.

A report on the travel and sights seen will be used in a final package for caravan participants and for the summer edition of Tin Can Tales.


Early arrival encouraged June 21 – Day One Saturday June 22 – The Ashland County West Holmes Career Center 1783 State Route 60, Ashland Ohio 44805-

Frank & Barbara Simon and John and Janice Wright – be reporters for the stay at Hayesville – the material will be used in the summer edition of the newsletter Tin Can Tales


Day Two Sunday June 23

Morning meeting – Route Assignment: Route experts and reporters Burt and Dot Kalet & Roger and Jennifer Kimberlain – Hayesville to Van Wert

Arrive Van Wert Ohio – Approximately 132 miles

Van Wert Fairgrounds – 1055 South Washington Street – Denis W. Ellinger

Evening meeting – Route assignment: Route experts and reporters Bob and Doreen Bergman & Jim and Patty Croninger – Van Wert to RV Heritage Museum, Elkhart Indiana

Day Three Monday June 24– Arrive RV Heritage Museum Elkhart Indiana- Approximately 115 miles

RV Museum 21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart, IN 46514 – 574.293.2344 –

Evening Meeting – Route Assignment: Route experts and reporters George and Jo Ellen Dosher & Bruce and Evelyn Filiault – Elkhart to St. Charles/Geneva, Illinois

Day Four Tuesday June 25 Arrive St. Charles/Geneva, Illinois – Approximately  169 Miles

Kane County Fairgrounds – 525 South Randall Road and Route 38 (Lincoln Hwy) St. Charles/Geneva, IL 60174 – 630.584.6926 –

Evening Meeting – Route Assignment: Route experts and reporters Doug Hardekopf and Craig Leach  – St. Charles/Geneva, Illinois to Oxford, Iowa

Day Five Wednesday June 26 Arrive Oxford, Iowa – Approximately 217 Miles

Sleepy Hollow Campground 3340 Blackhawk Ave. Oxford, IA I-80 Exit #230

Stopping Point Lincoln Highway Association National Headquarters 136 North Elm Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031–

Evening Meeting – Route Assignment: Route experts and reporters Dawn Bastian & Herb and June Quade – Oxford, Iowa to Boone Iowa

Day Six Thursday June 27 Arrive Boone Iowa – Approximately 136 Miles

Boone County Fairgrounds – 1601 Industrial Park , Boone, IA 50036 – 515-432-5899

Located on Route 20 and Fairgrounds Road

Evening Meeting – Route Assignment: Route experts and reporters  Brian and Kim McCool & Sandy and Helen Nelson – Boone Iowa to Blair/Arlington Nebraska

Day Seven Friday June 28 Arrive Blair/ Arlington Nebraska – Approximately 156 Miles

Washington County Fairgrounds – 23656 US Hwy 30 – Arlington, Nebraska – Arlington is located 15 miles west of Blair right off the Lincoln Highway

Evening Meeting – Route Assignment: Route experts and reporters  Diane Flis & Charles and Judy Hilton – Blair/Arlington Nebraska to Kearney Nebraska

Day Eight Saturday June 29  Arrive  Kearney Nebraska – Approximately 180  miles

Buffalo County Fairgrounds – 3807 Avenue N – Kearney Nebraska 68847 – 308.236.1201

Evening Meeting – Assignments: Reporters  Sunday Kirk and Beth Olmsted; Monday Dan and Tom Maciejczyk; Tuesday Bob and Mary Korr; Wednesday Brian Quinn and Matt Tomanica; July 4th and wrap-up Hardy and Terry Evans & Robert and Carly Cameron

Sunday, Juner30 – Noon to 5 pm – The Bricks in downtown Kearney will be transformed into a replica of the Lincoln Highway Era (1913-1950)

7:00 pm The Merryman Performing Arts Center will Host “On the Road Again”, an evening concert of classic road songs with an historical perspective

Monday, July 1st Catered Breakfast at Fairgrounds – – The Archway will be open from 9 am to 6 pm TCT member Dan Hershberger will set up a 1920’s Tourist Camp  displaying his Kamp Car; Centennial Celebration Car Show and Lincoln Highway Association Conference  –

7:00 pm. @ Fairgrounds “The History of TCT”

Tuesday, July 2nd –  Do Your Own Thing

7:00 pm @ Fairgrounds “America’s Main Street: The Lincoln Highway”

Wednesday, July 3rd – Lunch @  – Alley Rose –  – Market Buffet  –  Cash Bar

– Open House – Schedule 4-7 pm to allow community involvement – Ad placed in the Kearney Hub to publicize the Open House as well at the LH Centennial Conference materials.

Thursday, July 4th – Enjoy the Celebration

Evening Meeting – Wrap-up


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