November "Tourist Find It" contest
Can you find an old Illinois
Terminal building in Logan County? The county has more than one. The
buildings called "terminals" served as depots for local passengers
commuting to and from work, shopping in nearby towns, and so forth.
Logan County stations were located along the Route 66 corridor.
Plans are in place to restore one of
these buildings with the designation of Illinois Route 66 as a
National Scenic Byway-All American Road.
Once you think you've found one of
the terminals, take your picture by the building and send or bring
it in the local tourism office, 303 S. Kickapoo, no later than the
Your name will be placed in a
drawing for a tourism bureau polo shirt with your choice of colors.
Contest deadline: Receipt by 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Contest rules: All entries must be
submitted to the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County, 303
S. Kickapoo St., Lincoln, IL 62656. All submissions must be received
in the main office by the contest deadline date. Not eligible: 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 local tourism bureau or the Logan County Board.
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The tourism bureau is moving to its
new location soon, 1555 Fifth St., and the staff wants to decorate
the lobby area with Route 66 memorabilia. These items will be
rotated periodically, but as items from your collection are
displayed, recognition of your contribution will also be displayed.
If and when you contribute to our
display, you will receive a free tourism bureau travel mug!
Contest deadline: Receipt by 5 p.m.,
Tuesday, Nov. 30
- Tourist Find contest -- Vernon
Gehlbach, polo shirt
- Slogan contest -- Dave Hawkinson,
Hawkinson had two winning entries: "Abraham Lincoln liked it here
... you will too!" and "Abraham Lincoln liked it here -- honest!"
For the latest updated information
on the happenings in Logan County, check out the local tourism
bureau's new website,
In late December the tourism office
is scheduled to move to the same building that the Lincoln/Logan
County Chamber of Commerce will be occupying. It is on Business 55
and Old Route 66 at the corner on Fifth Street.
[LDN and news release from the
Abraham Lincoln Tourism
Bureau of Logan County]