is Route 66 month!
We have chosen this month for Route 66
because of many factors. Logan County is the midway point of
Illinois Route 66 drive; we have several landmarks and history
derived from Route 66; and Aug. 5 was Ernie Edwards' 87th birthday!
Come by the Logan County Courthouse and
see the tourism bureau's Route 66 display case .
Ernie Edwards is a successful business
entrepreneur from Route 66 with the Pig Hip Restaurant and has now
developed and opened the Pig Hip Museum in Broadwell.
Visit Ernie and Frances at the Pig Hip
Museum this month, wish Ernie a “happy birthday,” take your picture
with Ernie, send or bring it in to the tourism bureau office no
later than 5 p.m. Aug. 31, and receive a key chain!
Promotions and contests for month of August
Volunteer historian contest --
Photographs, documentation or any verified information about Route
66, its businesses and homes are wanted. Send or bring in our
documentation to the tourism office no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 31
and receive a coffee mug!
Tourist find contest -- Where is this
picture in Logan
County? It's a part of a Route 66 landmark. Take your picture at
this site, send or bring it in to the tourism office no later than 5
p.m. Aug. 31, and be placed in the drawing for a tourism bureau polo
Contest rules: All entries must be
submitted to the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County, 303
S. Kickapoo Street, Lincoln, IL 62656. All submissions must be
received in the main office by the contest deadline date. Any
professional historian or any person having received any payment or
compensation in connection with collecting or receiving historical
documentation or evaluation, or any person or family member
associated with the tourism bureau or the Logan County Board are not
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Special events coming up
latest updated information on the happenings in Logan County, check
the brand-new tourism website
[News release from the
Abraham Lincoln Tourism
of Logan County]