Lincoln Highway gets its own plate


By Chris Pugh - [email protected]



The new Lincoln Highway license plate is shown on the back of a Galion vehicle.


Ohio recently awarded a new license plate with the traditional red, white and blue Lincoln Highway logo to The Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway.

The plate is slated to have the motto “America’s First Coast-to-Coast Road.”

Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway Executive Director Mike Hocker said the Lincoln was once a main part of Galion.

“The Lincoln ran through Galion from 1913-1920,” he said. “Galion really benefited from it. Our goal is to promote the Lincoln as a tourist destination for Galion.

The new vanity plate is slated to be created once 150 orders are received and officials say proceeds from the sale of the special plates will help improve signage and raise awareness of the road.

According to Hocker, The Ohio Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (OLHHC), better known as the Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway, is a non-profit corporation organized in 2000 to promote the history of the road through travel and tourism. It was granted Ohio byway status in 2004.

“Everybody knows about Route 66 because of books, a TV series and even movies in the past,” said Mike Hocker, executive director of the road, “but the Lincoln was built earlier, is much longer and more influential to the birth of the automotive culture we know today. This new plate will be a fun way to let your friends and others know about the road, but also support our cause to make people more aware of it.”

FACT BOX

Since the initial order requires a minimum of 150 signatures to produce the plates, those interested are encouraged to call 419-468-6773 or email [email protected] for instructions on how to reserve for purchasing the special plates prior to the deadline of Sept. 30.

Those interested in purchasing the plate may have their personalized (vanity) plate number produced on the plate, as long as it does not exceed six numbers or letters.

The Ohio Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (OLHHC)

The new Lincoln Highway license plate is shown on the back of a Galion vehicle.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_car2.jpgThe new Lincoln Highway license plate is shown on the back of a Galion vehicle.

By Chris Pugh

[email protected]

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