Lincoln Highway Association
Minutes for the April 8, 2000 Meeting
Prior to formal opening there was lots of authoritarian speculation from the esteemed historians assembled about the exact specific locations of the Lincoln Highway in various parts of California.
The treasurer was absent. Report was sent to Mary. Balance is available upon request. The balance takes into account 8 signs that were installed in Placer County.
Correspondence: reported by Cleona Duncan
- From James Lin: web site was updated for the next two meetings. Meeting minutes to be posted.
- From San and Betty Wilson San Pablo: They support and will help out with the 2002 National Conference. The 1927 Carquinez Bridge will be replaced, and they recommend placing a marker there. This may be a good PR opportunity.
- From Ronald Tribbett, Director of Public Works in Dixon: requests marker for next September's road tour to be placed on First Street in Dixon.
2002 National Conference
- In Sacramento:
- Radisson Hotel wants $600/conference room and $69/sleeping room.
- Holiday Inn North wants $300/meeting room and $89/sleeping room.
- Livermore was suggested as a conference location due to logistics from airports.
- Wes Hammond will help with the conference.
- Wes Hammond will do the Chapter Newsletter.
- George Clark offered to do public relations for the chapter.
Historical Organizations Committee
- Placer County tourism -- mini grants application for concrete markers and metal signs
- Possible grant application for Jack's map book
The conversation than degenerated into broad discussions of maps, books, etc.
- 1994 draft by Ralph Kummer was distributed.
- Duncan's lined out version was distributed.
- We read through both versions and adjusted by consensus of those assembled.
- msp to adopt bylaws as discussed by the group.
- Copies will be sent to the membership.
- We may want to consider liability insurance.
- Lincoln Highway is now listed in California AAA TourBook.
- The Pacesetter, a biography of Carl Fisher by his cousin Jerry Fisher is available.
- The Discovery Channel has requested a Lincoln Highway video. Someone there is working on an old highway project.
- From Leon Schegg: request for cable to be placed on Rainbow Bridge denied. Contractor will bore around bridge. Keep an eye out.
- George Clark announced that the Museum of the City of San Francisco has closed its hall at The Cannery for economic reasons. The museum's holdings have been moved to a warehouse for storage.
Show and Tell
George Clark showed his Truckee Pass post card along with Leon's map and features locations. Michael Lester in Ohio, a big post card collector, doesn't have one. George is trying to make contact with the people in Salt Lake City to whom the card had been sent. George also showed some nifty photos from the Richmond area.
Meeting adjourned at 3:50 P.M.
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