Are you planning a trip in Illinois? Check out the software package Street Atlas USA by DeLorme and a companion CD-ROM specifically on the Lincoln Highway created for generating driving maps or integrating into iPods and Palms. The Lincoln Highway CD-ROM requires the Street Atlas USA software. The software allows users to plan routes and zoom in on details. The Lincoln Highway CD-ROM maps out past and present routes of the Lincoln Highway and lists places of interest along the way, from coast to coast. Both software packages are available from: http://www.LHTP.com or at the H. I. Lincoln Store at the Lincoln Highway Association National Tourism Headquarters.
For a sample of the DeLorme mapping software, please click here for a map of Franklin Grove, Illinois, which also shows the location of the Lincoln Highway Association National Tourism Headquarters, which is open to the public. Visitors are very welcome to stop by!
Lincoln Highway Association National Tourism Headquarters
Headquarters is open even during the winter and it is very popular with car groups as a place to stop, especially to sign the guest book! The building is open seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Contact information is the following:
Lincoln Highway Association
136 N. Elm St.
P.O. Box 308
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
tourism.hq [at] lincolnhighwayassoc.org
Tourists and car clubs (as well as bikes, motorcycles, RVs, and Volkswalkers!) are encouraged to call ahead before a trip for information and tips.
Headquarters occupies the Henry Isaac Lincoln Building, built by a cousin of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 so he could expand his dry goods store. Click here for more information about the building. Visitors from all 50 states stopped by Headquarters as well as international countries as far away as China and Mongolia. The heritage of a dry goods store remains in place, with the H. I. Lincoln Store offering books, T-shirts, car accessories, maps, and countless other items on the Lincoln Highway and it serves as a consignment shop for local crafters, among other items.