The wagon, which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as
the World's Largest Covered Wagon, was purchased for the tourism
bureau through a donation from Lincoln resident Larry J. Van Bibber.
He was on hand during the grand opening of the Best Western Lincoln
yesterday to make the announcement of the move.
The wagon was
created by David Bentley during his recovery from heart disease.
Bentley wanted the wagon to be located in a community that was rich
in both Abe Lincoln and Route 66 heritage, making Lincoln the
perfect home. He also wanted the wagon to be located on Route 66, as
it was in its original location in Divernon. The Best Western Inn on
Route 66 in Lincoln has a nice grassy area for the wagon, which will
also be close to the new Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital location.
The Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County is very
excited about the new home for the wagon. The bureau also extends a
much-deserved thank you to J & S Auto/ Penache Boutique for allowing
the wagon to call their area home for the last few years.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of