The route that pioneer drivers used remains with some changes for safey’s sake or for better traveling. Highways are user-friendly, but you can still find some of the establishments that helped draw early drivers along the 3, 389 mile trek. https://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/map/
In La Porte, Indiana one such place is B&J’s American Café, located on Lincoln Way, the main thoroughfare. Ownership has changed hands, but the ambiance and nostalgia remain. Noted for their coffee and pies, this cozy café plays big band era music and greets its customers with a friendly downhome smile that makes you want to keep returning.
Two blocks away is the kiosk Jim Bevins, a local member of The Lincoln Highway Association designed and built to highlight some of the points of interest in the City of La Porte and in La Porte County.
Lincoln Highway, marked by the red, white, and blue signs, blazes through the Midwest states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska and still calls people to find adventure. Drive a bit of the Lincoln Highway near you and share its history with your kids or grandkids.
If you come through La Porte,
I hope you let me know.
I'd love to meet my fellow writers. - Mary Allen