Garner explained the request by stating, “The City of Plymouth, through the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association received funding for an informational kiosk that is to be located along the historic Lincoln Highway within the city limits of Plymouth. A portion of the funding was from the National Lincoln Highway Association.”
Total cost for the kiosk is estimated at $4,500. The grant from the National Lincoln Highway Association is $1,250 and the balance is being funded by a grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation in the amount of $3,250.
Garner said that he had met with Linda Rippy from the County Museum, Mike Woolfington from the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Mayor Senter regarding a possible location for the kiosk. Their determination was that the most logical location was the southwest corner of the intersection of East Jefferson and Cleveland Streets, across from the Coffee Lodge.
Garner said the kiosk he envisions would be very similar to the Greenway Trail markers in appearance. The information displayed on the marker would include national and state importance of the route and a section on the local history of the route in Marshall County. Garner said, “The project is important to both the expanded Historic Crossroads Center of the museum and to capitalize on heritage tourism anticipated by the proposed Lincoln Highway Byway.” He noted, “There is a road rally planned on the Lincoln Highway this summer over the first weekend of August that will culminate with a cookout in Centennial Park.”
City Department heads were notified of the requested location and approved of the site. The Board of Public works and Safety approved the request unanimously.
It is anticipated that the Lincoln Highway kiosk will be completed yet this year.