Books and Resources

Greetings From Lincoln Highway: America's First Coast to Coast Road
Greetings From Lincoln Highway: America's First Coast-to-Coast Highway, Centennial Edition
Lincoln Highway Companion: A Guide to America's First Coast-to-Coast Highway
The Ship Hotel, A Grand View Along the Lincoln Highway
The Lincoln Highway, Photos Through Time

By Brian Butko


The Lincoln Highway, Main Street Across America

By Drake Hokanson


Lincoln Highway, The Road My Father Traveled

By D. Lowell Nissley


The Lincoln Highway, The Story of a Crusade That Made Transportation History

By The Lincoln Highway Association


All the Way to Lincoln Way: A Bicycle Odyssey

By Bill Roe


Alice's Drive: Republishing Veil, Duster and Tire Iron

By Alice Huyler Ramsey


The Lincoln Highway, The Great American Road Trip

By Michael S. Williamson


The Lincoln Highway Across Indiana

By Jan Shupert-Arick


By Motor to the Golden Gate

By Emily Post


The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago

By Cynthia Ogorek


Recipes from the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway
Throughout the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway cookbook you will discover over 50 highly detailed, original pen and ink drawings by artist David Alan Badger. The histories and architecture represented in the cookbook are as historic as the highway itself. You will also find a complete list of all the Illinois Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural and Gazebo locations. 

Each community site is listed with a descriptive narrative and an index of area businesses that have taken part in the cookbook. The local contributions include a unique story and recipe to represent their business.

The cookbook can be found at the following locations, please call ahead for availability. Click on the community names below for more information.

FULTON: “de Immigrant” Windmill & Windmill Cultural Center ~ Martin House Fulton Historical Society ~ Sweet Woodruff 
MORRISON: Chamber of Commerce ~ Tegeler’s Amish Furniture 
STERLING: Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society Museum ~ Lincoln-Manahan Home Museum ~ Ye Olde Cider Mill
OREGON: Patchwork Inn ~ Stitches in Time – Fabric & Fiber Arts 
DIXON: Books on First ~ Dixon Welcome Center ~ Dixon Historic Center ~ Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home ~ The Next Picture Show
FRANKLIN GROVE: From: Me To: You ~ H.I. Lincoln Store
ROCHELLE: 1918 Standard Oil Filling Station ~ Flagg Township Museum ~ Ray’s Merchandise – New & Used Furniture ~ Rochelle Railroad Diamond Lodge
DEKALB: The Confectionary, Inc. ~ Egyptian Theatre ~ Ellwood House Museum ~ Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center ~ Lincoln Inn – Family Restaurant & Bakery 
SYCAMORE: Made Just For You
GENOA: Poppy Seed Primitives, LLC ~ Victoria’s Crossing
GENEVA: Galena Cellars
BATAVIA: Eclectibles ~ Limestone Coffee & Tea ~ The Newton House
AURORA: David L. Pierce Art & History Center ~ William Tanner House Museum
OSWEGO: Floral Expressions & Gifts inc. ~ Little White School Museum ~ Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe ~ The Marmalade Tree ~ The Village Grind Coffee & Tea Co.
PLAINFIELD: Cathy’s Sweet Creations ~ Lockport Street Gallery ~ Lincoln Way Barber Shop ~ Sweet Pea & Have To Have ~ The Tawny Tortoise Wine & Cheese by TCC

Also available for purchase at the following locations...
MT. MORRIS: White Pines Forest State Park 
POLO: Polo Country Floral 
TAMPICO: Ronald Reagan Birthplace & Museum

Murals

Gazebos

Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.