Representatives of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association met with local historians last week in LaPorte to develop a coordinated plan for the development of a Lincoln Highway “byway.” The “byway” is the route U.S. 30 took when it was first developed in 1913 and then rerouted in 1928. The 1928 update of the highway (old U.S. 30) brought it through Hamlet and Grovertown in northern Starke County.
The Lincoln Highway was the first highway linking New York and San Francisco. Today the route provides evidence of Indiana’s significant automotive and road building history. The group hopes to preserve much of that history.
Along the drive, tourists can discover wonderful landscapes showcasing both rural and urban areas, quaint and grand architecture, and vistas that provide glimpses back in time.
Representatives from Starke and LaPorte counties met together last Thursday, and Starke County’s group will meet with Marshall County representatives on Wednesday, June 3rd to discuss joint plans.