Lincoln Highway

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Lincoln Highway

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

Web: 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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Kozak, of Bolingbrook, now is the longest servicing president of the national Lincoln Highway Association. The former president of the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County, has more than 25 years of college-level teaching experience and has worked in various administrative capacities at Northern Illinois University.
* In December 1914, members of the Lincoln Highway Association took part in a drive of the 3,400-mile (5,472-kilometer) road from New York City to San Francisco.
Every summer, the Lincoln Highway Association has celebratory runs across various sections - and the motor museum fits perfectly into the schedule.
Published in 1916 by the Lincoln Highway Association, the guide gives the background of the highway's establishment, describes the route and gives the prospective traveler some do's and don'ts, as well as a list of the equipment, supplies and clothing that should be taken on a cross country drive.
Ostermann, field secretary of the Lincoln Highway Association, assured readers that "The entire expense of a car and four passengers from New York to San Francisco, a distance of 3,331 miles via the Lincoln Highway, should not at any time exceed $5 a day per passenger.
The need for a paved east-west highway prompted founders of the Lincoln Highway Association, named in honor of President Lincoln, to convene in 1913.

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