Thursday, October 1, 2020

Lincoln Highway

During a recent trip to Valparaiso, Indiana, I noticed several signs for a Lincoln Highway and wondered what that might be.  A little research discovered that the Lincoln Highway was part of an early 1900s effort, called the National Auto Trail system, to help drivers navigate cross-country before U.S. Routes and Interstates came to exist.  

The Lincoln Highway consisted of many different roads (which changed from time to time), all marked with the same signage, where you could start at Times Square in New Your City and travel west all the way to Lincoln Park in San Francisco along the route shown below, about 3,300 miles.

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