Lincoln Highway Centenary http://northernpublicradio.org en Lincoln Highway: The Father Road http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lincoln-highway-father-road <p>This Labor Day, 89.5 WNIJ presents a <strong>one-hour special</strong> commemorating America's first transnational highway.&nbsp; The Lincoln Highway was dedicated 100 years ago this October. Nearly 6000 miles long in its entirety, it stretches from New York City to San Fransisco. It might not be as famous as the so-called "Mother Road," Route 66; but 66 isn't as long, and its terminal cities - Chicago and Santa Monica - are no longer connected by a single highway like Lincoln Highway is. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:15:44 +0000 WNIJ 35327 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lincoln Highway: The Father Road Rollin' Down That Lincoln Highway http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rollin-down-lincoln-highway <p>While doing research for a documentary about the Lincoln Highway Centennial, I found a song called "Rollin' Down That Lincoln Highway" by <a href="http://www.shadric.com/" target="_blank">Shadric Smith</a>. I thought it would make a good theme for the program so I called Smith at his home in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and talked with him about it.</p><p>After the interview, I realized I also had a nice story for Morning Edition.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:24:36 +0000 Dan Klefstad 33490 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rollin' Down That Lincoln Highway Composer Premieres Lincoln Highway Suite http://northernpublicradio.org/post/composer-premieres-lincoln-highway-suite <p>This summer, some people will celebrate the centenary of Lincoln Highway with a road trip. <a href="http://nolanstolz.com/" target="_blank">Nolan Stolz </a>will also travel the highway, trying to get orchestras to perform his Lincoln Highway Suite.</p><p>Stolz wrote the five-movement symphonic suite inspired by America's first transnational highway. One orchestra, the <a href="http://www.dubuquesymphony.org/ds/default.asp" target="_blank">Dubuque Symphony</a>, will give the world premiere of the Suite's middle movement -- "Prairie View" -- this Sunday.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:54:14 +0000 Dan Klefstad 32001 at http://northernpublicradio.org Composer Premieres Lincoln Highway Suite Lincoln Highway's First Paved Mile http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lincoln-highways-first-paved-mile <p><strong>In Part 3, author <a href="http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-area-author-explores-idea-infidelity" target="_blank">Dan Libman</a> concludes his journey on Lincoln Highway. In March, Libman bicycled across sections of the highway to mark its centenary. Today, he visits Creston and Malta. The latter community is where the first mile of cement was laid, formally establishing America's first cross country highway. Click the Audio Link above to hear the radio version. Here's the final part of Libman's essay:</strong></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:52:17 +0000 WNIJ 28884 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lincoln Highway's First Paved Mile Journey Pauses At Vintage Gas Station http://northernpublicradio.org/post/journey-pauses-vintage-gas-station <p><strong>In Part 2 of our series "Pedaling Lincoln Highway," author <a href="http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-area-author-explores-idea-infidelity" target="_blank">Dan Libman</a> stops at the corner of Lincoln and Lincoln in downtown Rochelle. There, he visits a vintage Standard Oil station - the first on Lincoln Highway in Illinois. Click the above "Audio" link to hear Libman's interview with Ross Freier, director of Rochelle Tourism, inside the filling station. Libman's essay continues below:</strong></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:27:05 +0000 WNIJ 28821 at http://northernpublicradio.org Journey Pauses At Vintage Gas Station Author Previews Lincoln Highway Series http://northernpublicradio.org/post/author-previews-lincoln-highway-series <p></p><p><a href="http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/" target="_blank">Lincoln Highway</a> was America's first transnational highway. Stretching from New York City to San Francisco, it was completed at the dawn of the automobile age.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:55:06 +0000 WNIJ 28742 at http://northernpublicradio.org Author Previews Lincoln Highway Series