About Us

Love to explore the great Nevada outdoors?  Excited about discovering old trailways and byways?  Do once vibrant but now abandoned pioneer settlements stimulate your interest?   Then you will be in great company with folks like us with much love for transportation, local and state history. 

 

© 2017 by The  Lincoln Highway Association - Nevada Chapter. Proudly created with Wix.com

Events

Announcements of and information about Chapter events and activities can be found here.

Typical events are:

  • Membership meetings - Chapter meetings occur each quarter and are announced weeks in advance.

  • Tours - The Chapter sponsors automobile tours of the Lincoln Highway at least annually.

  • Presentations - Often in conjunction with other historical and community organizations, topics can vary but focused primarily on state, local, transportation and roadway history.

  • Member activities and projects  -  Activities include those that promote, increase public awareness and benefit local communities, the Nevada Chapter and the National Lincoln Highway Association.

Presentation:  100 YEARS LATER:  The 1919 Transcontinental Military Motor Convoy

Speaker:  Jim Bonar, Nevada Chapter State Director of the Lincoln Highway Association

Where:  Churchill County Museum, 1050 S Maine St, Fallon, NV 89406.  (775) 423-3677

When:  Tuesday, October 1, 2019.  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In 1919, after World War 1, the U.S. Army needed to find if they had the ability to move troops and equipment from the fortified east coast to the west. Japan now was growing in military power, and all were concerned. Trucks were just in their infancy, and had been used in Europe during the war to move troops and equipment, the test: Were our roads up to the needs of the Army Transportation Corps? Find out if they were and compare the highways of 1919 to today's. The talk will include a 30-minute video of the trip. This is film footage that was taken 100 years ago, these short clips are all that is left of the more than three hours that were filmed.

Come early and view the museum's new exhibition, "Linkin' The Country.  On the Lincoln Highway."

 

This event is free to the public  -  refreshments to follow.

Nevada Chapter Meeting:  Tentative Date and Location

Plans are in progress for our last Chapter meeting of the year with a possible date of Saturday, October 26th at the Churchill County Museum, Fallon.  Lunch at noon and then our meeting at around 1:30 pm hopefully at the museum.  This will be a great opportunity to view the excellent museum's new exhibition, "Linkin' The Country.  On the Lincoln Highway", socialize with your fellow roadies, and hear about our chapter's upcoming plans.  Tentatively lunch is being planned for The Maine Street Cafe (about $12 to $16 per person for a nice lunch) just a few blocks from the museum. 
 

Please consider attending and contact Cindy Ainsworth to RSVP  (cainsworth2271@att.net; 775-240-2247)

Free Raffle for Lincoln Highway Prizes!!

The chapter meeting being planned for Fallon will feature a special treat!  A free raffle for Lincoln Highway treasures!  Each attendee to the meeting will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win one of four special prizes! All chapter members and their guests are encouraged to join us.  You can be a winner!  Join us in Fallon.