Join the Illinois Chapter for an early fall drive from DeKalb, Illinois to Lincoln, Nebraska! Take the whole route or as far as you wish to go. The drive will start Thursday, September 14 and end Saturday, September 16, 2017.
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.
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
408 Lincoln Highway Map It!
316 N. 6th Street Map It!
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 Map It!
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
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!
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!!
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
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.
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!!
Do you want to participate in the annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Yard Sale? The sign-up sheet is here. Because of the devastating tornado that hit some of our residents in April, we lowered our price to $5 to participate, and that includes the yard sign.
Keep watching this space for updated information on sales! Some people sign up at the last minute after they hear the weather forecast, so keep checking through August 12th!
On June 23, House Bill 1081 which passed, will go to the Illinois Senate. This bill, if passed, would replace the specialized license plates with a new universal license plate but with a specialized sticker representing the organization. The bill passed overwhelmingly in the House and we expect it to pass in the Senate. Here is the bill’s current status:
Ohio will get a special Lincoln Highway license plate but in Illinois, the special plate program might be replaced by special stickers.