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Lincoln Highway Concrete Markers

In 1928, the Boy Scouts of America placed concrete markers along the Lincoln Highway to honor Abraham Lincoln.

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Origin of the Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the United States, stretching from New York City to San Francisco.

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1919 Army transcontinental motor convoy

Seeing the importance of French roadways during World War I, the U.S. War Department set out to test the viability of American roads for a defense scenario. The War Department selected the Lincoln Highway for this convoy. A member of the convoy included Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who later became a World War II general and U.S. president.