Lincoln Highway Association California
Lincoln Highway Association

Quarterly Chapter Meeting Minutes — Saturday, July 7, 2017

Auburn Alehouse
Auburn, California

Meeting called to order at 1:02pm by President Joel Windmiller, who welcomed everyone to the meeting.


Our guest speaker was Mike Holmes. Joel presented him a book, Lincoln Highway Nevada by Gregory Franzwa and Jesse G. Peterson, for the Placer County Visitors Bureau. Mike Holmes talked about the history of Auburn Transportation. Lincoln Way was originally named East Street, then it was named Broad Street, Railroad Street, and Colfax Road before gaining its present name in 1915.


Approval of April 1, 2017 minutes

Officer, Staff and Committee Reports

State Director: Bob Dieterich

President: Joel Windmiller

Vice-President: Neil Rodrigues

Treasurer: Grant Gassman

Secretary: Myrna Johnson

Traveler Newsletter editor and Chapter historian: Gary Kinst

Sign Committee Chair: Michael Kaelin

Webmaster: Jimmy Lin


Coach tours/car cruises: Mark Hoffman

Old Business

Lodi signage: Kevin Shawver met with the Lodi city manager and the director of public works, and the signs were approved. The city said we should bring the signs and tell it where we want them.

Northwoods Tour: Paulette Johnston and Myrna went on the tour. She thought it was amazing. Paul’s directions were fantastic. They didn’t realize he did it all on computer. The Cassler family provided a great tour, meals and accommodations. Jim, Karen, Brian and Andy were always helpful. Highlights for them were the Spam Museum and standing in the headwaters of the Mississippi River. They had two extraordinary rangers who spoke to them about the Itasca State Park and the influence of the Jefferson Highway. Their research regarding the highway was thorough. They visited a hotel in the park, which in the 1920s was the endpoint for sociability runs (gatherings of drivers organized to drive the highway together).

New Business

Cindy Ainsworth, Nevada director and president of the Nevada chapter:


Road trip

Road trip to the 1915 Orangevale Bridge in Folsom.

Respectfully submitted
Myrna Johnston, Secretary

Edited by Joel Windmiller and Jimmy Lin.