Old Photo - Model T Era - Shupps Tourist Camp,Columbia City, Indiana

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Old Photo - Model T Era - Shupps Tourist Camp,Columbia City, Indiana
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:31 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas Mullin on Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:31 am:

Nice looking cabins, at only $1.50 to $2.00 per night. More information on roadside cabins at: http://indianalincolnhighway.org/blog-news/cabin-camp-project


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Eviston on Friday, October 14, 2016 - 01:14 am:

I am a native to that area. I'm going to do some research. There are a few places like this on Old U.S.30 that still exist. Good! Something that gives me an excuse to call a few old friends into local history.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:50 am:

As I recall, U.S. Route 30 is the Lincoln Highway.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas Mullin on Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:05 am:

Jim, Take a look at the link I posted. They have a lot of information on other pages. Even turn by turn directions for you to follow. And, yes, US 30 is the Lincoln Highway in Indiana.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Eviston on Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:31 am:

Ultimately the route was named U.S.30.In my neck of the woods, west of Ft. Wayne there were two distinct alignments of the Lincoln Highway. The 1915 route, which is now U.S.33.And the 1928 alignment,which was numbered U.S.30.Then,in 1962 a new dual lane route was completed, parralell to the 1928 route, about 1/2 a mile south of it. The 80 acre farm I grew up on was bordered on the north by the 1928 route and the south by the 1962 route. The day the new highway opened,my mother was in the south pasture with the movie camera and filmed the governors' limo with state police escort going by to beat hell. Whichever of my brothers got the 16mm movies has that.
There is a possibility some of what is in this picture still exists. Between Ft. Wayne and Columbia City, there are several old gas stations that are now homes. And I imagine some of them don't know they are living in former gas stations and tourist cabins.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Eviston on Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:43 am:

Thomas, thanks for posting that. I type real slow, fight spell check and have interruptions. I joined a club back in the early '80s called the Lincoln Highway Rediscovery Committee. I took some pictures and so forth for them in the presence internet era.
I have owned several editions of the Automobile Blue Book. I used to keep one in my A roadster so I could follow the old routes. Ones from about 1917-20 are very interesting. Before numbered highways or good signs. Everybody ought to have a copy of their part of the country.


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