Towns Along Highway 30 Prepare For Centennial


Kearney may be the sight of the official Lincoln Highway Centennial Celebration, but smaller communities along the route are also getting ready to show their pride as they welcome travelers to the centennial celebration.

From an authentic section of Lincoln Highway Bridge to an original road paver, places like Overton are taking this opportunity to promote their community and showcase their involvement of the highway's history.

"Highway 30 -- First coast to coast highway and we're right here," said Overton's Thomas Brennan. "So we have an original bridge. I think that Overton is pretty much a fundamental part of the Lincoln Highway."

Towns are also coming together in a statewide effort, to make this a celebration to remember.

"We're all working together to make this event not only a Kearney event, but a statewide event," said Kearney Visitor's Bureau's Sarah Focke. "Because really, the Lincoln Highway runs through the entire state. We can't take credit for all the effort that we are putting forth in this endeavor."

The community of Overton plans on a celebration of its own on July 5th, as travelers make their way back to the West Coast.