The Lincoln Highway
July 1, 1913 - Organized at Detroit, Michigan, with the objective: To procure the establishment of a continuous improved highway from the Atlantic to the Pacific, open to lawful traffic of all description, without toll charges, and to be a lasting memorial to Abraham Lincoln.
September 14, 1913 - Announcement of the route from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, covering 3,389 miles, the first transcontinental highway.
September 1914 - First concrete "seedling" mile completed just west of Malta, Illinois.
May - September, 1915 - Moving picture made of the entire Lincoln Highway for showing the San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exposition.
July - September, 1919 - Lincoln Highway traversed east to west by an army truck convoy.
1922-1923 - Construction of the "Ideal Section" between Schereville and Dyer, Indiana -- the model for future highway design.
1928 - Lincoln Highway marked coast-to-coast by concrete posts set by theBoy Scouts. The posts, which featured Lincoln medallions, contained directional arrows.
1935 - Publication of the story of the association's great achievement in the book, THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY: The story of a Crusade That Made Transportation History. The association then dissolved.
October, 1992 - Association reactivated at a meeting in Ogden, Iowa.
1996 - Headquarters office established at: 111 South Elm Street, P.O. Box 308, Franklin Grove, IL 61031 Phone:815 456-3030. The office is on the Lincolnway.
1999 - Headdquarters office relocated to the H.I. Lincoln Building located at 136 North Elm Street in Franklin Grove.
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