Saturday, July 06, 2013

Lincoln Highway celebrating 100th anniversary

Dixon, Illinois
Although not as well-known as Route 66, the Lincoln Highway has a unique place in American history. Not only was it the first coast-to-coast road, but the Lincoln Highway was inspired by private, not government interests.

This year travelers are celebrating the 100th anniversary of this road, and as USA Today reports, they're doing so in the only proper way--by driving the Lincoln Highway in its entirety.

The most storied trip on the Lincoln Highway was the US Army tour in 1919, future president Dwight D. Eisenhower participated in that one.

Happy birthday, Lincoln Highway!

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