Folks had long dreamed of a road across the US, and by the early 1900s, some trails were given names and marked on maps, but the Lincoln Highway (proposed in 1912) is often called the first coast-to-coast highway due to its widespread support, constant improvements, and (mostly) consistent marking. When US highways were numbered in the 1920s, much of the LH became, or was replaced by, US 30, along with US 1 in the east and US 40, and 50 in the west. But this is a simplification – many original portions of the LH are local streets with no route number, and segments are often lost in fields or forest.
I’d rather be driving the LH than writing about it, but I love to share discoveries, recommendations, vintage photos, and postcards with others online and through my books:
Learn more about them at www.brianbutko.com which I’ve titled “Fun Stuff Taken Seriously” and that’s how I feel. Topics like the Lincoln Highway are fun to explore but are not fluff: the history and the people involved are valid subjects for study.
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