Thursday, December 27, 2007

Story and Pictures from Helen Montgomery and Bill Gellert

Helen Montgomery and her fiance, Bill Gellert of Franklin Grove, took a trip to California and back in his 1950 Plymouth during 2007. The story and pictures are at:


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Rochelle's Hub City Car Club on YouTube

Check out the Hub City Cruisers Car Club on YouTube at the Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival in 2007!

It comes with music, Little Richard and Fats Domino. Wayne Silvius and his car are at -3:05, in the middle of "Tutti Frutti." Click the arrow button in the middle of the screen. The picture should come right into focus. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Thanks to everyone who participated by working really hard and having sales for 2007! Thanks to everyone who went to the yard sales!

The dates for 2008 are on the calendar, for Friday and Saturday, August 8 & 9, 2008. Set your calendars for the easy-to-remember (and lucky) date of:


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Collectible Yard Sale Signs!

Get Your 2007 Collectible Signs!

There are a few signs from 2007 left for $17 which come with a certificate signed by President Wayne Silvius. Pick one up at the National Tourism Headquarters in Franklin Grove, Illinois or mail a check to:

Lincoln Highway National Tourism Headquarters
136 N. Elm St.
P.O. Box 308
Franklin Grove, IL 61031

Call 815-456-3030 with other questions.

Yard sale T-shirts, tote bags, magnets, small posters, and other items are available at:

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Association belongs to the national non-profit Lincoln Highway Association.

Buy yours before they are all gone!

2007 BuyWay Business Participants (East to West)

2007 BuyWay Business Participants

For 2007, these businesses kindly participated in the BuyWay. Show them our support in return and stop by!


**My Faivret Things
249 E. Lincoln Hwy.
Phone: 815-748-2101


**Hillside Restaurant
121 North Second Street
DeKalb, Illinois
Phone: 815-756-4749


**DeKalb Florist and Greenhouse
2131 E. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Toll Free: 888-428-5237
Local: 815-756-2705


**New Traditions, Inc.
143 E. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-758-7500


**Simply Posh
235 E. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, Illinois
Phone: 815-762-5650


**Roadhouse Antiques

Right on Route 38
South side of the road


**Rouge Wine Cellar & Gifts


**Headon's Fine Meats and Catering



**Downtown Businesses
Check out the Web site of the Rochelle Chamber of Commerce for visitors' information and a directory of businesses:


**Ron's Food Market
602 Brown Ave.
In downtown Ashton, near the railroad tracks


**Fred's Bargain Barn
Frederick & Anita Koch
6977 Highway 38, north and east of Franklin Grove on curve
Ashton, IL 61006

Franklin Grove

**Franklin Grove Historical Society at Chaplin Creek Pioneer Village
1715 Whitney Road
Franklin Grove, Illinois

Click the link!


**Lincoln Highway National Tourism Headquarters
In the H. I. Lincoln Building
Lincoln Highway items and books, crafts, handmade soaps, antiques
Click the link!


**Crawford House, Inc.
Bed and Breakfast in a Beautiful Mansion
204 E. 3rd St.
Dixon, IL 61021


**Palmyra Greenhouse
489 Palmyra Rd
Dixon IL 61021-9705
(815) 285-2800

(Between Dixon and Sterling, about two miles outside of Dixon)


**Jerry Crofts
1211 W. 3rd St.
Sterling, Illinois 61081

Antiques and Collectibles
Camping Equipment
Antique Hand Tools
School Desks and Chairs (Tablet Chairs)
Old Desk and File Cabinets
Bottled Water (Crock) Coolers


**The City1


**CONstantly Stitching & More
13690 Lincoln Road


**K. Brandau Designs
219 E. Main
Antiques, floral, and gifts


**Fulton had the best participants for 2007. See the City of Fulton Web site for local places of interest at:


**Barnyard Antiques
6020 FULTON RD (Rt 136)
Fulton, IL 61252
(563) 249-2624

Check out the pictures!!! If these folks don't have it, no one does!!


**Long's Garden
18510 Sand Rd.
Fulton, Illinois

Don't miss their Yard Art!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

World's Fastest Growing Yard Sale!


This summer, on August 9, 10, and 11, the Lincoln Highway will become the World’s Fastest Growing Yard Sale. Stretching 586 miles communities across Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia are invited to participate. Anyone in any of the communities along or close to the Lincoln Highway is welcome to have a yard sale, a garage sale, church rummage sale, or business sidewalk sale. Organizations are invited to have bake sales, car washes, or whatever else they would like to arrange. Car shows are welcome. Kids! Try your hand at a lemonade stand. This new annual sale began in 2005 in Ohio as the Lincoln Highway BuyWay. In 2006, Indiana linked with Ohio and for 2007, Illinois and West Virgnia will join for the first time.

Advertise your sale to your friends or loyal customers!! There are signs, notecards, magnets, T-shirts, bags, and other items for sale at:

Proceeds from the sale of the CafePress items will help the Illinois Lincoln Highway Association defray our advertising costs.

Communities along the Lincoln Highway include:

Chicago Heights, Olympia Fields, Matteson, Frankfort, New Lenox, Joliet, Plainfield, Aurora, North Aurora, Mooseheart, Batavia, Geneva, Cortland, DeKalb, Malta, Creston, Rochelle, Ashton, Franklin Grove, Dixon, Prairieville, Sterling, Emerson, Morrison, and Fulton.

This is the first year Illinois is participating and it will be an annual event, on the second weekend of August.