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Lincoln Highway day trip for history buffs planned
Friday, May 10, 2013 4:36 PM

VAN WERT – The Van Wert Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, in recognition of the 100th birthday of the Lincoln Highway, has organized a bus trip along the historic route from Convoy to Bucyrus for Saturday, June 29.

The trip will be led by local Lincoln Highway historian Larry Webb, who will share personal experiences and interesting stories about growing up on the Lincoln Highway as a boy. Points of interest will be highlighted with short stops and photo opportunities are several locations along the way.

Local amateur historians know the important role the Lincoln Highway played in the growth and development of the Van Wert area. It brought not only cross-country travelers, but it also encouraged the establishment of gas stations, restaurants, retail businesses, and lodging facilities. As these businesses flourished, other entrepreneurs saw Van Wert as a location for their businesses and soon residents were living in a thriving community.

The cost of the trip is $25 per person. Participants will meet at Lincoln Ridge Farm, north of Convoy, at 11 a.m. A box lunch is included in the cost of the trip. The tour will then proceed along the Lincoln Highway through Van Wert, Delphos, Gomer, Cairo, Beaverdam, Upper Sandusky, Oceola and Bucyrus. On the return trip the group will stop at the Steer Barn in Upper Sandusky for dinner. The price of the meal is not included in the cost of the trip as participants will order from the menu and pay individually. The group should return to Lincoln Ridge Farm by 8:30 p.m.

Deadline for reservations is May 21. If you are interested in being part of this trip, or have additional questions, please call the CVB office at 419-238-9378 to give your contact information.