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2018 Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sales

We have more last-minute listings!!!

Janell Tempel
1310 N. 14th St.

Sales All Three Days!!
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday

Tools, housewares, ladies’ clothing, books, furniture, costume jewelry, plants, and everything else!


New this year!!

Malta joins for town-wide sales!!

Malta Lincoln Buy-Way Map!!!

Cassie Baal
766 Waters Edge Blvd.

Everything must go!! Low prices!!

Thursday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Newborn to 7 boys’ clothes, newborn to 5 girls’ clothes, toys, games, household items, shoes, house decor, DVDs, and so much more!!

Sharon Rubo
407 E. Van Buren St.

Something for Everyone! Sales All Three Days!!
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day!

Pokemon cards, DVDs, video games, and video game systems, comics, trading cards, sport cards, collectible figures, toys, games, books, clothes, new wedding gown, CDs, electronics, diecast cars, decor, and miscellaneous. Lots of NEW ITEMS!!!

Peggy Wogen
408 N. 3rd St.

Sales All Three Days!
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Small furniture, knick knacks, lamps, antique quilt, some tools and other guy things, shelving–wood and indoor metal, craft supplies, leftover summer reading prizes from library, small TV with DVD player. Too much to list!!

Come and check out the sales in person!


Jo Miller
516 N. 7th. St. (Route 251)

Sales All Three Days!!

Thursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Experienced Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Participant–First Sale in Three Years!

Vintage Sale
1940s child’s peddle tractor, large old Whirligig, lots of garden items, porch swing, wicker, wrought iron furniture, ice cream set, 48″ Mission Oak Table with leaves, large metal advertising, sign, 1940s G.E. Monitor Top Refrigerator, small tables, old windows, shutters, tin, lots of small vintage items. Also Lonaberger and miscellaneous. Too much to list!!!!

Diane Reynolds
956 Woolf Ct.

Sales All Three Days!!

Thursday noon to 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to noon

Vintage Pyrex, candle holders, old-time child’s school desk, giant floor puzzles, pre-school games, toys, lots of books, pictures, Nordic Track,lamps, clothes, chairs, Dell flat-screen computer monitor, keyboard stand, holiday decorations, and much more!!

Julia Harris
1011 N. Main St.

Sales All Three Days!!
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday

Kitchenware; books including crafting, quilting, cooking, fiction, Christian fiction; fabric: quilting and garments; Janome portable sewing machine; toys, boys’ clothing sizes 0 – 10; girls’ clothing sizes 0 – 4; women’s clothing XL – 5X; men’s clothing L – XL; entertainment center; small drop-leaf table; and miscellaneous.

Sweet BlessingsSweet Blessings store
304 N. 6th St. (corner of 6th St. and Lincoln Ave.)

Sales all three days! Open later on Friday!!

Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Vintage items, primitives, handmade items, furniture, home decor, signs, candles, and more. Store-wide sales!!


Fred’s Bargain Barn and Yard SaleFreds Bargain Barn
677 IL. Hwy. 38

11th Year of Participating in the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way!!

Sales All Three Days!!

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Antiques, collectibles, primitives, advertising, elevator cups, blue jars, industrials, barn beards, depression glass, tools, baskets, 25 cent table, furniture, collector plates, crocks, steel wheels and more!

Franklin Grove

The Lincoln Highway Association National Tourism Headquarters in Franklin Grove in the H. I. Lincoln Building has a variety of Lincoln Highway memorabilia, crafts, soaps, antiques, artwork, handmade wooden crafts, and much more!
136 N. Elm Street
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This is also the place to go to register your sales!


Fulton is Having Its Annual Town-Wide Sales!!

Maps are available at most Fulton businesses, Fulton’s City Hall, and Resthave Home in Morrison. For more information, please see:

Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Website

or the Fulton Area Tourism Facebook page.

2018 Lincoln Highway Buy-Way, August 9, 10, and 11!!

The annual yard sales are back, Thursday, August 9 to Saturday, August 11!! For those wishing to participate in sales, please find the form below. For those of you interested in going to the sales, keep watching this space for updates. Most people wait until right before the sales when the weather forecast comes out to decide their sale hours.

Fulton will again have Town-Wide Sales and Malta will join with Town-Wide Sales, new for 2018!!

We hope to see you in 2018!!

2018 Sign Up Form

Concrete Marker Re-Dedication Postponed

The concrete marker re-dedication at the Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast in Franklin Grove originally scheduled for September 10th at 10:30 a.m. will need to be postponed to a later date. The bed & breakfast needs to attend to guests that weekend.

Once a new date can be selected, information will be posted.

Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sales!!


The 9th Annual Lincoln Highway Buy Way was Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 11, 12, & 13, 2016

Here are the business that participated last year in 2016!

Colonial Flowers & Gifts Shoppe
Phone: 815-562-8101
408 Lincoln Highway Map It!

Colonial Flowers

Ray’s Merchandise
Phone: 815-562-2865
316 N. 6th Street Map It!



Fred & Anita Koch Fred’s Bargain Barn
6977 Hwy 38, Ashton
Selling Antiques and Collections
Between Rochelle and Ashton Fred's Bargain Barn

Franklin Grove

LHHQThe Lincoln Highway Association National Tourism Headquarters in Franklin Grove in the H. I. Lincoln Building has a variety of Lincoln Highway memorabilia, crafts, soaps, antiques, artwork, handmade wooden crafts, and much more!
136 N. Elm Street Map It!
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM

Fulton City-Wide Sales!!

Fulton will have city-wide garage sales Friday and Saturday, August 12 & 13

Nearly 50 Sales, All in One Place!!

Many of the sales in Fulton were multi-family!

2016 Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Yard Sales

The yard sales are back!!

Thursday, August 11
Friday, August 12
Saturday, August 13

The bargains start with sign up! Our yard sales in Illinois have the best bargain for sign up, only $5!!

A five-dollar sign-up fee includes a yard sign and listings on this Web site including what you are selling, what time, and the address with mapping! Follow the PDF to the sign-up form here:

2016 Sign Up Form

Looking for sales? Check back right here on Wednesday, August 10 for last-minute registrations!!


Lincoln – Grant Memorial Highways Driving Tour

In mid October 2015, in time for the changing colors of the leaves, the Illinois Chapter took a two-day driving tour of the Lincoln and Grant Memorial Highways, connecting them with Route 31 to the east and the Great River Road, along the west side of northern Illinois, with a side trip through Lena on the Stagecoach Trail. Below you can find a PDF of general driving directions, so anyone who wants to plan out a similar two-day driving tour can do so. The driving directions make a big counter-clockwise loop around northern Illinois. The fall driving tour was one of the most scenic places to visit in northern Illinois. Connecting the history of Lincoln and Grant makes sense, both geographically and historically, too.

You are welcome to print the driving directions but they are under copyright so please treat them like you would a printed book for citing quotes.


Lincoln and Grant Driving Directions PDF

Getting the Lincoln Highway Recognized as a National Monument

The Lincoln Highway is the unofficial world’s largest memorial to President Abraham Lincoln but it lacks official recognition. Over 30 years of research went into identifying all of the historical markers, the statues, and other visual reminders of Abraham Lincoln along the Lincoln Highway. For more information and to sign the petition to support the Lincoln Highway becoming an official National Monument, please click here.LincolnBoyScoutsDetail

Find Yard Sales Here!


The Annual Lincoln Highway Buy Way is Back!! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 13, 14, & 15, 2015

Find Yard Sales Here! Keep watching this space through the day before the sales, Thursday, August 12 because some folks wait until the weather predictions before they register.

Sales Information Updated August 13!!





Franklin Grove



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