With a well-attended book launch in Denver in September and after 3,500 miles on the road in October, awareness of historic Route 36 is growing.

On the Road in October


I love this panoramic photo of eastern Colorado’s magnificent High Plains. Please note: No semi trucks – in fact, no vehicles at all. It’s a peaceful, Zen-like experience.

Speaking Events Spread the Word

Allan Ferguson speaking at the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency in Piqua, Ohio,

During October I made slide-show presentations or appearances at the following sites:

Piqua OH Public Library • Johnston Farm & Indian Agency – Piqua OH • Paragraphs Bookstore – Mt Vernon OH • Decatur IL Area Arts Council • Springfield IL Public Library • Boji Stone Café – Chillicothe MO • Grand River Historical Society & Museum – Chillicothe MO • US 36 Museum – Norcatur KS • University Hills Rotary Club – Denver CO

Media Attention for Route 36: Ohio to Colorado—America’s Heartland Highway

 Along Route 36, we are fortunate to have daily or weekly newspapers still read by citizens. During October Route 36: Ohio to Colorado—America’s Heartland Highway received feature treatment in the following newspapers:

New Philadelphia OH Times-Reporter • Mt Vernon OH News • Piqua OH Daily Call • Decatur IL Herald & Review • Decatur IL Tribune • Jacksonville IL Journal-Courier • Chillicothe MO Constitution-Tribune • Seneca KS Courier-Tribune • Norton KS – Norton County Magazine

 Looking Ahead

[March 24, 2020 – A coronavirus note:  In this section I announced an upcoming book tour in May 2020 – now uncertain due to the virus outbreak]

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