The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
102 Old Lincoln Way West
Galion, Ohio 44833

(202) 536-5329


Shirley..
 
Greetings..
 
Good to speak with you last week..
 
Per our conversation,
will you please forward this email to
"Thomas"
for
"His Consideration!!"

 

 
Craig Harmon, Director
 
 

The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
Washington Office

(202) 536-5329

Thomas..
 
Greetings...
 
Spoke with Shirley last Thursday about..
 

 
"The Spirit of the Lincoln Way"
Fire Truck
at
Fort Lincoln
just after
"You Left For The Airport"
and she agreed to
"Pass This Along" 
"When You Got Back!!"
 
Accordingly,
"This Email"
is
"A Request For Continued Storage"
of
The Spirit of the Lincoln Way
at
Fort Lincoln.
 
It is
"A Last Resort"
after
"An Hour Long Meeting With Jim Welch"
on
Wednesday
wherein
"He Gave Me"
"30 Days"
(April 15th)
to
"Remove The Truck"
from
Fort Lincoln
or
"It Would Be Scrapped!!".
 
In that regard,
"In Spite Of The Fact"
he said,
"The Decision Had Been Made"
and
"There Was No One Else I Could Appeal To"
felt
"Under"
"The Circumstances"
it was
"Important"
"You Be Aware Of The Situation"
should you wish to
"Investigate"
"The Matter"
and
"Make A Final Determination"
since
"There Are"
"Public Relations Issues"
"At Stake"
i.e.
 
 
Abraham Lincoln
"Kicked Out Of Fort Lincoln"
on
"The Day He Died!!"
 
That being the case,
"Thought You Should"
"Hear"
"The Story"
from..
 
 
"The Horses Mouth!!"
 
Accordingly,
"Under"
"Normal"
"Circumstances"
would
"Never Have Been At Fort Lincoln"
in
"The First Place"
but
"As You Will See"
"We Are Not"
"Talking"
about
"Normal Circumstances!!"
 
And..
 
Speaking of which,
"Noticed"
 
 
Mr. Crawford
"Recently Resigned"
to
"Accept"
"A Three Year"
"Call Of Service"
with
"The Church!!"
 
"That Being The Case"
and based on
"The Very Nature"
of
"Stewart Enterprises"
I'm sure you'll
"Understand"
"I Got The Call"
from
"On High"
over
"14 Years Ago"
and
"Have Been Hard At It"
"Ever Since!!"
 
Accordingly,
"Covered Most Of The Highlights"
with
"Jim"
so that
"He Might Know"
"First Hand"
"The Source"
of
"My Work"
and
"Request"
for
"Continued Storage!!"
 
But..
 
Unfortunately,
"Even Though He Could"
"Understand"
and
"See"
"Many Of The Things I Was Speaking About"
"In The End"
"They Had No Bearing"
because
"The Decision"
had
"Already"
"Been Made!!"
 
And so..
 
"Here We Are!!"
 
"Long Story Short"
 
 
"I Was Called"
by
"Not Only"
 
 
 
"The Angels"
(Artist For Angel Book Which I Published Suggested The Next Project Should Be The Lincoln Highway)
but..
 
 
"The Holy Spirit"
via
 
 
"Abraham Lincoln"
as
 
 
"A Road to Bigger Things"
and..
 
 
 
 
 
 
"President Clinton"
who
"Defined"
"The Mission"
i.e.
"Honor The Past - Imagine The Future"
and
"Keep Alive..The Sacred Fire Of Liberty!!"
 
That being the case,
"Shortly Thereafter"
 
 
"The Dream"
was
"Made Manifest"
and..
 
 
"Opened"
with..
 
 
 
 
"The White House Exhibition"
complete with..
 
 
"A Presidential Visit"
by..
 
 
"Abraham Lincoln!!"
 
And..
 
"I'm Not Kidding"
because
Mr. Lincoln
was
"Actually"
"There"
in the form of..
 
 
"A Lock Of His Hair"
as he has been..
 
 
 
"On Various"
 
 
"Other"
"Occasions"
including..
 
 
"A Long Dreamed Of Visit"
with..
 
 
"Colonel Baker"
his..
 
 
"Best Friend"
in
"San Francisco!!"
 
In any event,
of
April 29th
of
"The Next Year
we held...
 
 
"A Grand Re-Opening"
on..
 
 
"The Day Mr. Lincoln Came to Town"
complete with..
 
 
"Military Honor Guard"
and..
 
 
"Authentic Coffin"
provided by
"Batesville"
which is when..
 
 
"The Fire Truck"
"First"
entered..
 
 
"The Picture!!"
 
Accordingly,
"Several Months Later"
after..
 
 
"Taking $6000 Off The Wall"
and..
 
 
"Cutting it Up"
to..
 
 
"Pay For The Truck"
it was..
 
 
"Off To Washington, DC"
for..
 
 
"The Commanding General's"
Change Of Command
and
"Photos"
at..
 
 
"The Capitol"
 
 
"Lincoln Memorial"
and..
 
 
"Zero Milestone"
 
 
"Starting Point"
of..
 
 
"The 1919 Army Convoy"
before
"Heading Off"
for..
 
 
"Times Square"
and
"A 3400 Mile"
 
 
"Trip Across The Continent"
aka
Long Journey Into History
to..
 
 
"Raise The Flag"
in..
 
 
"All 450 Plus Towns"
to
"Commemorate"
 
 
"The 1915 LH Film & Flag Tour!!"
 
Well..
 
"Think"
you're getting
"The Picture!!"
 
"These Things"
are 
"Not"
"Your Normal"
"Everyday"
"Occurrence!!"
 
And..
 
Speaking of which,
"After The Visit To Washington"
"Got Invited Back"
for..
 
 
The 2001 Inaugural Parade
and..
 
 
"Lincoln Birthday Celebration"
before
"Heading Out"
to
"Complete The Journey"
in
"2001"
and..
 
 
"Getting Stranded In Salt Lake"
during
"The Olympics"
where..
 
 
"Mr. Lincoln"
was..
 
 
"A Guest Of The Director"
and..
 
 
"Slept In A Box"
for..
 
 
"6 Months"
with
"Serious Engine Trouble"
before
"Leaving"
from..
 
 
"Ensign Peak"
with
The Betsy Ross Flag
added to..
 
 
"The Ladder!!"
 
Then it was on to..
 
 
San Francisco
and
Lincoln Park
The End Of The Lincoln Highway
with..
 
 
"A Fire Truck Escort"
across..
 
 
"The Bay Bridge"
to..
 
 
"Plant The Flag"
on
"The Same Spot"
 
 
"They Did In 1915"
followed by..
 
 
"Abe Dipping His Toe In The Pacific!!"
 
Then..
 
"After A Year In The Bay Area"
it was..
 
 
"Back to Washington"
courtesy of..
 
 
Amtrak
for..
 
 
 
The Lincoln Birthday Celebration
via..
 
 
"Lincoln Park"
and..
 
 
"The Lincoln Shrine In LA"
with..
 
 
"The Lincoln Pilgrimage Pole"
to
"Commemorate"
The 80th Anniversary
of..
 
 
"The First Boy Scout Lincoln Pilgrimage"
and
"I've Been Here"
"Ever Since"
i.e.
"7 Years"
plus
"3 More"
"On The Trip"
and
"Doing Research In San Francisco"
for
"A Total"
of
"10 Years"
on
"The Road!!"
 
September 7, 2001
to
March 21, 2011
 
"Hard to Believe!!"
 
Accordingly
"So Was"
"The Discovery"
 
 
Washington, DC
was
"Actually"
on..
 
 
The Lincoln Highway
and
Pennsylvania Ave
aka
The Inaugural Parade Route
were
"One In The Same"
which
"Set Up"
 
 
"The 2005 Inaugural Parade"
with..
 
 
"Abe Lincoln"
George Washington
General Lafayette
with
The Liberty Key
aka
Key to The Bastille
plus...
 
 
"Mickey Rooney"
 
 
"Exemplary Citizens"
and..
 
 
"Firemen"
from..
 
 
"Across The Continent!!"
 
And..
 
 
"All This"
in..
 
 
"Less Than Two Weeks!!"
 
"Which"
was
 
 
"Great"
but
"Suddenly"
"After"
"The Parade"
 
 
"There Was A Problem!!"
 
"Where"
to
"Store"
"The Fire Truck!!"
 
Which
"Is Of Course"
where
Fort Lincoln
"Comes In!!"
 
So now..
 
With
"The Foundation Laid"
"Stay Tuned"
for
"The Amazing Story"
of
"How"
"That All Came About!!"
 
Until then..
 
Warmest Regards,
 
Craig Harmon, Director
202-536-5329
 
 
 
 
 


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