Roger Matson came upon Jon Beeby and Mike Fields a week ago Saturday,
the two had ducked under an awning to get out of a pouring rain.
Matson struck up a conversation with the two and discovered that
Beeby was on a journey across America on foot. He had left New York
City 28 days earlier, and 1,000 miles later found himself on the
downtown square in Lincoln.
Beeby walked from New York to Chicago to meet the Mother Road. He
plans to stay with her now, walking approximately 35 miles a day
until he reaches the West Coast.
Matson has a long history of
being an ambassador to visitors to downtown Lincoln. His enthusiasm,
obvious love of our city and genuine desire to tell visitors
about our history and heritage are things we should all try to
Pictures supplied by Roger