Pedaling Lincoln Highway

muralsofthelincolnhighway.com

Studying for a quiz usually involves reading textbooks, reviewing notes, and staying up late the night before. But a road trip across northern Illinois is just what the teacher ordered to get ready for the online Lincoln Highway quiz . The 20 questions test your knowledge of the 35 murals that adorn the highway from Linwood near the Indiana border to Fulton on the Mississippi River. That will give you an in-person look at the murals, as well as the opportunity to see the sights in some two...

www.shadric.com

While doing research for a documentary about the Lincoln Highway Centennial, I found a song called "Rollin' Down That Lincoln Highway" by Shadric Smith . 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. After the interview, I realized I also had a nice story for Morning Edition. Hear the interview by clicking the above audio link. You can also hear a version of the song from Smith's latest album Half My Life ...

nolanstolz.com

This summer, some people will celebrate the centenary of Lincoln Highway with a road trip. Nolan Stolz will also travel the highway, trying to get orchestras to perform his Lincoln Highway Suite. Stolz wrote the five-movement symphonic suite inspired by America's first transnational highway. One orchestra, the Dubuque Symphony , will give the world premiere of the Suite's middle movement -- "Prairie View" -- this Sunday. In a recent interview with WNIJ, Stolz described how came to write the...

Dan Libman

In Part 3, author Dan Libman 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: It’s a short bike ride from Rochelle to Creston, a town of 650 people. Despite its size,...

Dan Libman

In Part 2 of our series "Pedaling Lincoln Highway," author Dan Libman 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: Lincoln Highway may no longer be an intact transnational highway, but it remains a well-marked route —...

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