Lincoln Highway


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Lincoln Highway

Address:Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition
200 South State St
Belvidere, IL 61008

Phone:866-455-4249
Web: www.lincolnhwyil.com Description:The historic byway follows the original alignment of the Lincoln Highway, the first paved, transcontinental highway in the United States. It was the site of the first "seedling mile" of paved roadway, conceived and promoted by Carl Fisher to demonstrate the superiority of pavement over dirt roads. Byway passes through several cities and historic sites, and preserves some of the original navigation markers, allowing visitors to get a sense of the original journey.
Legth: 179 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway crosses the width of northern Illinois from Lynwood, just south of Chicago on the Illinois-Indiana border, to Fulton on the Mississippi River. Most of the Illinois section of the byway follows US 30 and IL 38. Time to Allow: 3 hours. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2000).

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Slated for a vacant storefront at 1825 Lincoln Highway, the business would join two other Pride-owned establishments in the building: The Pride Beer and Wine plus Spirits, and Urban Counter, a fast-casual restaurant serving American fare.
Located at 104 Town Center Road, at the southwest corner of the Lincoln Highway (Route 30) and Cicero Avenue (Route 50), the mall developed in 1982 and expanded in 1990.
Located just off I-95 and US 1 Old Lincoln Highway in Langhorne next to the Oxford Valley Mall, the Lincoln Plaza Rack will be surrounded by a strong mix of fashion and specialty retailers, the company said.
The transcontinental railroad, Pony Express, stagecoach and Lincoln Highway all crossed through the Salt Lake area in their time.
By the mid-1910s, many associations had identified roads, given them names such as the Lincoln Highway (New York City to San Francisco) and the National Old Trails Road (Baltimore to Los Angeles), and encouraged their improvement and use.
But America's real 'Mother Road' - running more than 3,000 miles from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific - is the Lincoln Highway.
Highway 30, which runs through downtown Sutherland and is the former Lincoln Highway.
Fisher went on to mastermind the Lincoln Highway, develop Miami Beach and Montauk, New York, and found (with Allison) the Indianapolis company that built Prest-O-Lite headlamps.
Today's Lincoln Highway used to be "the Pike" because it was once a turnpike, and Old Philadelphia Pike used to be "The Old Road.
THE SHIP HOTEL: A GRAND VIEW ALONG THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY covers the highway's most famous attraction, blending vintage images with the author's own 'you are there' style narrative to create a lively survey of bygone years.
Highway 50, the original Pony Express route from the 1860's, later named the Transcontinental Lincoln Highway.

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