Original Ohio Lincoln Highway Locator map

Day 1
Proclamation Route

Day 2

Day 3
A Bit of National Road

April 27, 2008
I drove just a bit of the National Road before heading home.

April 26, 2008
It was raining for the short drive to Galion but it wasn't heavy enough to be troublesome. It was intermittent so I even managed a short walkabout before the meeting and a longer one after. In between: a fun meeting and a fine lunch.

April 25, 2008
I had planned on an express run to Delphos but ended up adding the Van Wert to Delphos section of the Lincoln Highway to my drive. Good weather, good road, good life.

Prelude - April 16, 2008
With the Corvette Museum Birthday Bash officially off of my schedule, I quickly sent in my reservation for its replacement, the Ohio Lincoln Highway League's 2008 meeting in Galion. Then I started planning. By coincidence, bluesman Eric Bibb is performing in Greenville, Ohio, where my parents live, on the Thursday before the meeting. I've never heard him but had heard of him by virtue of his recent nomination for Acoustic Artist of the Year by the Blues Foundation. That's pretty major mojo for Greenville. I'd already arranged to take Friday off for the Bash and figured I'd just let that bit stand. So I'm starting my drive to Galion with a drive to Greenville to see a world class musician in a theater that I was last in probably forty years ago for a high school band concert. But it was a really good high school band!

I'll spend the night at my parents and maybe do a few chores in the morning. I was going to just blow off the normal bi-weekly Saturday visit for the Birthday Bash but this way I can substitute Friday and attend the meeting guilt free. Time permitting, I'll head straight north from Greenville and pick up the Lincoln Highway in Delphos. The route I'll follow east won't be today's US-30 or even the Lincoln Highway that those boy scouts marked in 1928. Nope, I'm going to take the Lincoln Highway as it was originally announced - the "Proclamation Route" - through Lima and Marion. Today, folks in those cities take pride in the fact that the LH once ran through their downtowns even if it was only for three weeks.

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