November 'Tourist Find It' contest
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[NOV. 16, 2004]  Logan County residents are challenged to find another historical landmark this month. The Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County is hosting the contest to help grow area interest and appreciation for our local heritage. This month we look to the railroads. There is a nifty little clue in the description to help narrow your quest. 

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 deadline.

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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Volunteer Historian contest

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

Winners for October

  • Tourist Find contest -- Vernon Gehlbach, polo shirt
  • Slogan contest -- Dave Hawkinson, travel mug
    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]

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