2014– on April 25, 2014 I will be leaving Dyer , Indiana on the Indiana/Illinois border and head east along the 1928 version of the first transcontinental highway…THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY. Check out the schedule on my blog page when you can. I will end my journey this year walking from New Haven to the Indiana/Ohio border on May 5. Hope to see you out there!
The map below shows both early routes. The route in all blue is the original or 1913 route and the route we walked in 2011. This time we are walking west to east leaving Dyer on April 25, following the blue line to Valparaiso where will pick up the red line and follow it all the way to Ft. Wayne, where we will once again join the blue line on over to the Ohio border. This alignment is known as the 1928 alignment as the founding fathers of the Lincoln Highway sought shorter routes over the years.
Here are the daily stops in case you want to walk along…
April 25 Dyer to Merrillville 11 miles
April 26 Merrillville to Valparaiso 15 miles
April 27 Valparaiso to Hanna 12 miles
April 28 Hanna to Hamlet 13 miles
April 29 Hamlet to Plymouth 15 miles
April 30 Plymouth to Etna Green 15 miles
May 1 Etna Green to Warsaw 15 miles
May 2 Warsaw to Columbia City 17 miles
May 3 Columbia City to Ft Wayne 14 miles
May 4 Ft Wayne to New Haven 13 miles
May 5 New Haven to IN/OH border 14 miles
2011 Information On Thursday, April 14th, 2011 I’ll start my journey on the Indiana Lincoln Highway at the Ohio/Indiana border and continue on for about 12-14 miles each day for 14 days. My journey will take me across Indiana through many small towns and provide the opportunity to see many terrific landmarks.
Follow me or walk with me along the way to help raise money and awareness for both the Indiana Lincoln Highway and the Alzheimer’s Association.
I’ll finish up my journey on Wednesday, April 27th at the Indiana/Illinois border. Here is a brief day-by-day schedule of the trip:
April 14 – OH/IN border to New Haven (11.3 miles)
April 15 – New Haven to Ft Wayne (11.4 miles)
April 16 – Ft Wayne to Churubusco (12 miles)
April 17 – Churubusco to Kimmel (14 miles)
April 18 – Kimmel to W. of Ligonier (13.1 miles)
April 19 – W. of Ligonier to Goshen (13 miles)
April 20 – Goshen to Mishawaka (14.4 miles)
April 21 – Mishawaka to South Bend (12.4 miles)
April 22 – South Bend to New Carlisle (11.9 miles)
April 23 – New Carlisle to La Porte (13.4 miles)
April 24 – La Porte to Westville (10.5 miles)
April 25 – Westville to Valparaiso (10.6 miles)
April 26 – Valparaiso to Schereville (12.8 miles)
April 27 – Schereville to IN/IL border (9.7 miles)