About LincolnHighwayGuide.com


LincolnHighwayGuide.com is a blog that is documenting the Lincoln Highway, the United States’ first national memorial to Abraham Lincoln. The roadway, which turns 100 years old in 2013, runs coast to coast from New York City’s Times Square to Lincoln Park in San Francisco and was the first true transcontinental roadway in the United States.

This site is edited and managed by Michael E. Grass, a journalist, blogger and Web developer based in Washington, D.C.

Grass is the founding co-editor of DCist.com, the founding editor of The Huffington Post‘s HuffPostDC.com and has worked in a variety of editing and newsroom management jobs at Washington City PaperRoll Call newspaper on Capitol Hill, The Washington Post‘s Express newspaper and The New York Observer‘s Politicker.com. He’s a published contributor to “Writing Ann Arbor: A Literary Anthology” (University of Michigan Press, 2005).

Image: The Lincoln Highway’s Wendover Cutoff in Tooele County, Utah via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

10 thoughts on “About LincolnHighwayGuide.com

  1. Hi Michael. I just found your blog and wanted to let you know I feel it’s really great. Classy, informative, emotive. I’m the chair of the Lincoln Highway Association National Mapping Committee and prepared the online Official Lincoln Highway maps that you reference. Thanks so much for mentioning them. I’m also the guide of the west leg of the Lincoln Highway Association 100th Anniversary Tour, which departs Lincoln Park in San Francisco on June 23 for Kearney, Nebraska for the Lincoln Highway Centennial Celebration on July 1. I look forward to reading updates on your blog. Safe travels, and “happy trails”, Paul Gilger, Lincoln Highway Association.

    • Thanks so much! This is going to be a great trip. My plan is to be in San Francisco by the time the caravan leaves for Kearney, Neb., on June 23, so I hope we’ll be able to meet in person at Lincoln Park.

    • Thanks for the suggestion. I’m still tinkering around with WP a bit (and researching and writing at the same time). I’ll try to get that set up in the next few days.

  2. Enjoying your travels Michael. Glad you made it through Pittsburgh, my hometown — lotsa twists and turns to the route, though not too bad if you follow the LHA online maps. Baum Boulevard is an interesting place to explore.

    Just featured your adventures on my blog, Lincoln Highway News.

    Best of luck and hope the trip does re-energize you,
    Brian Butko

  3. I’m enjoying your ride. I’m heading out again to cover more of the 1918 route in Nevada and shoot some aerials for the blog and book. Please try to do the Hamilton road all the way to 14 mile house. You will enjoy it.

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  5. Hi Michael,

    I can’t believe I’m just finding out about your website until now, but I’ve also been traveling on the road for the last four months. My name is Cecelia Otto, and I’m doing a singing travelogue along the Lincoln Highway this year from April-September (www.americansongline.net). It looks like we missed each other on the road, but I look forward to reading your posts as I head west in the next two months. Hope to connect with you in the future in some way, shape or form. Have a good summer!

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