The show will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 738 S. Washington St.
All are welcome to attend or to register their car in the show.
Registration is $3, which will go directly to restoration of the old
Visitors will be able to participate in rare treats, such as
tours of the restoration in progress and barbecue sandwiches served
with baked beans, chips and a soda from Hallie's in Lincoln. Local
rock 'n' roll band Vintage Daze will also perform from 1 to 3 p.m.
There will be a 50-50 drawing and a display of antique cars.
All members of the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club and the general
public are invited to attend this fun-filled event. Geoff Ladd,
chairman of the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County, said,
"It's great to have them coming in to help us. I'm looking forward
to seeing all the cars and having a lot of great food to save The
The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County was created to
promote and preserve Route 66 sites in Logan County after the
historic Mill restaurant was slated for demolition. Working with the
owner and city council members, the organization managed to save the
building from the wrecking ball. The Mill is now a construction site
as volunteers work to restore the building to its former condition.
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The Mill opened in 1929 under the name of the Blue Mill. Its
proprietor was Paul Coddington, who would serve patrons grilled
sandwiches at any hour of the day or night. A Dutch-themed building
with blue trim, it featured a revolving windmill and waitresses
dressed in blue with white aprons.
In 1945, Albert and Blossom Huffman purchased the building, added
a barroom and dance hall, and then painted the building barn red.
Over the years, the restaurant became famous for its fried
schnitzel, originally made of veal and later of pork.
By the mid-1980s the restaurant had lost most of the Dutch-themed
interior and was becoming a museum of rather strange objects,
including a mechanical leg protruding from a hole in the ceiling.
The Mill closed in 1996; however, the building is still standing
in its original location.
The Railsplitter Antique Auto Club has been an active
organization in downtown Lincoln and hosts cruise-ins throughout the
spring, summer and fall. The group is always looking for new
members, so come out to The Mill and join up.
For more information on this and other events in Logan County,
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of