|On Original Brick pavement between East Canton, Ohio and Robertsville Ohio|
Sign showing 1915
became "Foamers" in chasing old alignments and old bits of pavement of the early Lincoln Highway.
Blue Lakes, Indiana
|Just before breaking camp.|
|Morning Jigsaw puzzle|
Before heading into Fort Wayne we stopped for breakfast and I took some pictures of an old drive in. Then, we hit the road. and headed for Fort Wayne.
|An airport, we must be in the big city.|
|I'm glad our trailer isn't any bigger.|
Fort Wayne is a bigger city than I thought it would be. In addition, there was lots of construction. We maneuvered around the construction and found our way to the Harrison Street bridge which dates from 1915 and was part of the Lincoln Highway.
|View of downtown from Harrison Street Bridge|
Van Wert, Ohio
Soon we crossed into Ohio and said farewell to Indiana. Our first stop in Ohio was the city of Van Wert. Van Wert is a beautifully restored Lincoln Highway city. The postcard below mentions sleeping in the Nash the night before. Nash automobiles had seats that fully reclined to make into a bed. For this reason, a Nash was a favorite amongst travelling salesmen and travelers. It also explains why fathers of the 1950's would not let their daughters date a boy who drove a Nash!
Postcard for Tourotel near Van Wert, note on the back
mentions sleeping in the Nash the night before.
|Briana and Shirley, our B&K Root Beer Hostesses|
Welcome sign for Van Wert, Ohio
B&K Root Beer sign
in Van Wert
In downtown Van Wert we admired some of the buildings including Balyeat's diner, which is now the Bistro 133 and the Marsh Hotel. Van Wert had great signage and was very well restored. There is a lot of Lincoln Highway pride showing in this city.
|Hotel Marsh in Downtown Van Wert|
|Courthouse in Van Wert|
Signs of the past on
the Marsh Hotel
|Lincoln Highway, East of Van Wert|
|Chasing the Lincoln between East Canton and Robertsville|
We spent much of the rest of the day chasing the remnants of old alignments of the Lincoln Highway. Between East Canton and Robertsville we hunted for sections of brick pavement and other loops of old alignment. We were able to do this because through much of Ohio we were able to drive quickly on new Highway 30.
|Robertsville, an all American town, is ready for the 4th of July.|
|First gas Station in Lisbon Ohio|
|The clock says it's "Time to Eat" at the Steel Trolley Diner|
Melissa (Cook) and Felicia (waitress)
at the Steel Trolley Diner
|Interior of the Steel Trolley Diner|
|Historical Marker, Lisbon, Ohio|
We quickly left Lisbon and found the campsite at Beaver Creek State Park. It is another beautiful State Park. The ground was a little uneven, but our little tent trailer is able to adjust to that and we will sleep on level beds.
|Finishing tomorrow's journal entry at Beaver Creek State Park|