The Lincoln Highway was founded in 1913 by Carl Fisher of Indianapolis, who also founded the Dixie Highway and developed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Henry Joy, President of Packard Motor Car Company, suggested the highway be named after Abraham Lincoln! The historic highway runs from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. Indiana has two alignments from east of Fort Wayne to the Illinois line- the northern route is the historic 1913 route that follows our Lincolnway through Osceola, Mishawaka, South Bend, and New Carlisle, and the southern route that became US 30 through Warsaw, Plymouth, and Valparaiso.
To help promote the highway and increase tourism, the Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale is held annually during the 2nd weekend in August from WV to Iowa. This year the Sale will be August 9-11.
Businesses, churches, residents/individuals, organizations, and schools along the historic Lincoln Highway can participate. All sale receipts remain with the individual/group that holds the Sale and you can choose the days/hours you wish.
For more information and tips on participating in the Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale go to http://www.historicbyway.com/v3-events/buy-way-yard-sale/yard-sale-tips-a-tricks. To learn more about the Lincoln Highway go to www.IndianaLincolnHighway.org or www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org.
The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association office is at 801 W. Washington Street, South Bend or call 574-210-6278 for more details about the Sale.