As part of their effort to restore Route 66 near Lincoln, Illinois, the Route 66 Heritage Association of Logan county is doing an online campaign to raise money to finish the job. The association’s goal is to raise $93,000. Since 2006, $50,000 has been put into restoring this area.
Part of the restorations will include fixing the mechanical leg in The Mill restaurant, which became a historic restaurant in Lincoln.
“We had people stopping from like 20 different countries to see The Mill because they already knew it,” Geoff Ladd, president of the association said. “That old Mill in Lincoln is one of the last remaining authentic parts on Route 66.”
The Mill Closed in 1996, but the goal is to reopen it as a museum. Donations have come from the National Park Service ($10,000) and the IndieGoGo fund raised $200 the first day of their campaign. The campaign will last for 40 days.
For more information, check out The State Journal Register article
A life behind the lens.
Martin Garfinkel is truly one of the most admired photographers today and is long time owner of a fine art photography gallery in Carbondale, Colorado; he is a 40 year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, which shelters adjacent communities Aspen and Glenwood Springs and is watched over by the iconic Mount Sopris. For most of this time, Garfinkel’s trek has been on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle looking for iconic images of roadside America.