Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New Book: The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago

Cynthia L. Ogorek has published a new book The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago. She will be discussing and signing her new book on July 12th, 2008 from 1-2 pm at Lake County Public Library in Merrillville, Indiana.

From the book cover:

" Once known as the "Main Street of America," the Lincoln Highway through western Indiana and eastern Illinois became the first urban bypass on the first hard-surfaced transcontinental highway in the nation. This stretch of the highway is also home to the famous Ideal Section, which set the national standard for road construction in 1923. Through some 200 vintage photographs, this armchair tour of the highway from Schererville, Indiana, to Geneva Illinois, visits sites that early-day tourists saw and documents the people who made the highway what it was in 1913 and the people who worked to preserve its spirit and history at the close of the century. The Lincoln Highway around Chicago defines and describes the role of the Lincoln Highway in the Chicago area from a gravel track to a miracle mile that has served local residents as well as cross-country travelers for nearly 100 years. "
- Arcadia Publishing http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/

The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago (388.122 OGOR)
is available for check out at Lake County Public Library http://www.lakeco.lib.in.us/.

Cynthia Ogorek will also be discussing her book on May 10, 2008:

Indiana Lincoln Highway Association Annual Meeting
Date: Saturday, May 10th, 2008
Time: 11:30 am CDST

Location: Teibels Restaurant
1775 US 30 & US 41, Schererville, IN

Contact: Kathy Powers at Dyer Historical Society ~ 219-865-6108

Admission: $16.00 per person
Send Check to: Joyce Chambers, Secretary INLHA, 8120 Chipstead Drive, South Bend, Indiana

Indiana Lincoln Highway Association announces Cynthia Ogorek, author of "The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago" will discuss her book.
Art Schweitzer will be honored for his preservation work on the Lincoln Highway.