The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
"A World Class Virtual Museum"
founded in
Galion, Ohio
with
Research Offices in Washington, DC

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Craig Harmon, Founder & Director

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 The Greatest Memorial 
The Lincoln Highway
"It is a name to conjure by. It calls to the heroic.
It enrolls a mighty panorama of fields and woodlands;
of humble cabins and triumphant farm homes
and cattle on a thousand hills;
burrowing mines and smoking factories;
winding brooks, commerce laden rivers and horizon lost oceans.

And because it binds together all these wonders
and sweeps forward till it touches the end of the earth
and the beginning of the sea it is to be named the "Lincoln Highway".

It brings back to us the lank figure of the growing boy
walking the country roadway with borrowed books;
the dreaming out, surveying and building of his highway of the soul,
that should stretch from that mysterious ocean of the past, whence he came,
to the mysterious ocean of the eternal, to which he would go;

a highway along whose everyday travel he had a gentle word for the sorrowing,
a hand for the one in trouble, a sharp prod for the indifferent,
a word of council for the perplexed, an inspiration for the doubtful, and love for all;
the highway of the soul of the "Great American".

Rev. Frank G. Brainard
First Congregational Church
Ogden, Utah
September 21, 1913

Therefore, Be it Resolved,
That The Lincoln Highway Now Is And Henceforth
Shall Be An Existing Memorial In Tribute To,
That Great Martyred Patriot-
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 A Perpetual Memorial 
The Lincoln Highway
"The Lincoln Highway will never be finished.
You and I will be able to drive over it from New York to San Francisco in 1915.
Perhaps ten years from now every mile will be of concrete,
but there will always be something more to do, some improvement to make.

Not only is the Lincoln Highway a perpetual memorial,
but a road to be perpetuated by the energies of future generations.
We are only laying the foundations now."

The best minds in the country are "laying the foundation now"
for the beautification of the Lincoln Highway..."

"They are working today that the tourist of fifty and one hundred years from now
may cross the country over the most beautiful and inspiring roadway in the world."

"The Lincoln Highway is to be something more than a road-
It will be a road with personality, a distinctive work
of which the Americans of future generations can point with pride-
an economic but also artistic triumph."

Carl D. Fisher, Founder
The Lincoln Highway
Chicago, Illinois
1914

 The Lincoln Highway 
By: M. E. Buhler

Motor Field Magazine
Denver, Colorado
February 1914

To Read
 "O Captain! My Captain!" 

By Walt Whitman
On the Occasion of Mr. Lincoln's Passing

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For Information On
 1951--The Eternal Light--1951 
The Lincoln Highway Episode

Lincoln Birthday
Special Presentation
February 12, 1951
An Anthology of Carl Sandburg Poems

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For Information on
 2003--Memorial Miles--2012 

                 

John A. Yeager
"Father Of The Lincoln Highway Sign Project"
1st Memorial Mile

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For Information on
 1839--Frances McEwen Belford--1921 

  

            


  
        

        

        

"Mother Of The Lincoln Highway"

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A Tablet To Honor
 Mr. C. L. Laurense 
"He Helps To Build The Lincoln Highway"

When the Great Monument Is Finished
There Shoud Be At Some Spot Along Its Route
A Tablet Of Plate Bearing The Inscription:

"This Exceptionally Smooth and Pleasant Part Of The Lincoln Highway
Was Built By The Exceptionally Smooth and Courteous
C. L. Laurense Of The Hudson Factory
One Of Nature's Nobelmen."

For Information on
 1867--Bela Lyon Pratt--1917 

Artist & Sculptor
(Click Here Or Above For Offical Bela Pratt Web Site)

1809-Lincoln Centennial Medal-1909

                  

Pattern For Over 60 Lincoln Medals
including

Lincoln Highway
Distinguished Service Award

1928 Lincoln Highway Medalion

3400 Boy Scout Lincoln Highway Markers

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EXTRA EXTRA...Read All About It!!
 1913-- Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Highway & Boy Scouts--2013 
PASSED OVER
by

Presidential Inaugural Committee
and

White House
aka

NOT INVITED
to
Presidential Inaugural Parade
January 21, 2013
on

100th Anniversary
of

"The Greatest Memorial"
aka

"Show Road Of The World"
and

First Scout Inauguration

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EXTRA EXTRA...Read All About It!!
 1917-- Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Highway & Boy Scouts--2017 
PASSED OVER AGAIN
by

Presidential Inaugural Committee

NOT INVITED
to

Presidential Inaugural Parade
January 20, 2017
HONORING

First Presidential Eagle Scouts
on
100th Anniversary
of

"Colonel Robert N. Harper"
aka
CHAIRMAN

1917 Presidential Inauguration
as well as
Washington Lincoln Highway Feeder
1917 White House Liberty Loan Liberty Bonfire
and
100th Anniversary

"1917 Boy Scout Liberty Loan Drive"
and

"1917 White House Liberty Loan Liberty Bonfire"

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EXTRA EXTRA...Read All About It!!

To read about
 2011--The Day The Spirit Of The Lincoln Way Died--2011 
aka
"The Day Mr. Lincoln Got Kicked Out Of Fort Lincoln"
on
"The Day He Died"
April 15, 2011

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For Information on
The 1st Annual
 2008--Liberty Enlightening the World--2008 
"Lincoln & Liberty"
Global Essay Contest

    

        

  

        

        

January 12th thru February 12th

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For Information on
The 2nd Annual
 2009--Liberty Enlightening the World--2009 
"Lincoln & Liberty"
Global Essay Contest

    

        


  
        

        

Lincoln Is The Key
A New Birth of Freedom
Strengthening The Arm Of Liberty

January 12th thru February 12th

Deadline:
Midnight
February 9, 2009

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For Information on
The 3rd Annual
 2010--Liberty Enlightening the World--2010 
"Lincoln & Liberty"
Global Essay Contest

  

            


  
        

        

        

Abraham Lincoln

"The Nobel"
and

"The Quest"
for

"Peace!"

January 12th thru February 24th

Deadline:
4:30 PM
February 24, 2010
in honor of

Colonel Edward D. Baker
Senator From Oregon
Defender of Liberty
Close Friend of Abraham Lincoln

Killed At The Battle of Ball's Bluff
Born: February 24, 1811
Died: October 21, 1861

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For Information on
The 4th Annual
 2011--Liberty Enlightening the World--2011 
"Lincoln & Liberty"
Global Essay Contest

  

            


  
        

        

        

Abraham Lincoln

"The Flag"
and
"The Constitution"

"One"
and
"Inseperable!"

January 12th thru February 24th

Deadline:
4:30 PM
February 24, 2011

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For Information on
1910--Light Around The World--2010

Baden Powell
"Fulfilling"
"The Vision"

A Call To Action
Global Mobilization Drill
The Supreme Demonstration
of
Scout Preparedness
as..

Great Bonfires Girdle The Earth
on
Day of Peace
October 31, 2010

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For Information on
The 1st Annual
 2008--Liberty Enlightening the World--2009 
"Lincoln & Liberty"
Global Art Contest

April 15, 2008 thru February 12, 2009

Deadline:
Midnight
February 5, 2009

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For Information On
 2008--What Abraham Lincoln Means To Me--2009
A Collection Of
"Letters & Essays"

Written By
World Leaders

February 12, 2008 - February 12, 2009

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For Information On
 2006--Light Around the World--2006 

93rd Anniversary
Dedication of the Lincoln Highway

October 31, 2006

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To Download
 1970--Earth Day--2010 

The 40th Anniversary
April 22, 2010

Press Release

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To read about
 2011--The Right Information To The Right Person--2011 

The 41st Anniversary
Earth Day
April 22, 2011

A Series Of 10 Emails
concerning
The President's State Of The Union Address
and

The Challenge For 1 Million Electric Vehicles By 2015
97 Years...Behind The Curve!!

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For Information On
 1836--Electric Vehicles--2010 
that..

"I Guarantee"

will..

"Blow Your Mind!!"

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For Information On
 1915--The Powell Lever Motor--1944 

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To Learn More About
 
1939--Mickey Rooney--1970 
as
George M. Cohan

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For Information on
 
1777--Flag Day History--2007 
230th Anniversary

Presidential Flag Day Proclamations
Presidential Flag Day Files
Legislative History

First Flag Day in Hartford, CT
First Flag Day Resolution
Flag Day Founders
150th Anniversary Proclamations-1927
230th Anniversary Proclamations-2007

        

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For Information on
 
1916--Flag Day--2006 
"The Greatest Flag Day Celebration in American History"

90th Anniversary
Nationwide Lincoln Highway Celebration

New York - Washington, DC - San Francisco

First Presidential Flag Day Proclamation
Washington Preparedness Parade

June 14, 2006

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For Information on
 
2011--1st Annual Lincoln Highway Flag Essay Contest--2011 
"150th Anniversary of The First Public Flag Day Celebration
75 Original 1929 USFA Flag Essay Contest Questions
"Old Glory's Greatest Glory"
April 29th - June 11th

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For Information on
 
2011--Emails To Capitol Hill--2011 
concerning
150th Anniversary
The First Public Flag Day Celebration
Hartford, CT
June 14, 1861

June 14, 2011

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For Information on
 
1862--Congressional National Holidays Resolution--2012 
150th Anniversary
Flag Day
and
Constitution Day
June 11-12, 1862

With
"Commentary"
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and
"Without"
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For Information on
 
1861--The Colonel Edward D. Baker Statue--2011 
United States Capitol

and

Dr. Horatio Stone
The Artist & Sculptor
on
The 150th Anniversary
of
His Passing
October 21, 1861

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For Information on
 
1913--Great Seal of the United States--2007 
225th Anniversary

June 20, 2007

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For Information on
 
H.R. 5419 
"State Admission Day Recognition Act of 2006"

"To honor the anniversary of each State's admission to the Union,
the Architect of the Capitol shall fly the flag of the State over the Capitol
each year on the anniversary of the date of the State's Admission to the Union."

Introduced by:
Mr. Dan Lungren,
Member of Congress

California
3rd Congressional District
May 18, 2006

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To View
 
1915--The Lincoln Highway Feeder--2005 
90th Anniversary
July 27, 2005

Philadelphia - Chester, PA
Wilmington, DE
Elkton - Havre de Grace - Bell Air - Baltimore, MD
Washington, DC,
Rockville - Gaithersburg - Frederick - Thurmont - Emmitsburg, MD
Gettysburg, PA

Lincoln Highway Day Proclamation
Mayor Anthony A. Williams
February 12, 2005

Lincoln Highway Day Resolution
Council of the District of Columbia
July 27, 2005

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For Information On
 
1930--Lincoln, The Mystic--1930 
Lincoln Park-Jersey City
Eastern Terminus-Lincoln Highway

Sponsored By:
Lincoln Association of Jersey City

Principle Speaker:
Dr. John Wesley Hill
June 14, 1930

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For Information On
 
Lincoln Laureates 
The Order of Lincoln

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois
Annual Presentation

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For Information On
 
The Lincoln Pilgrimage 
80th Anniversary
First Lincoln Pilgrimage

and...
The Lincoln Pilgrimage Train
70th Anniversary
First Union Pacific Streamliner Service

Lincoln Park--Lincoln Shrine--Lincoln Memorial
San Francisco-Los Angeles-Chicago-New York-Washington
Spirit of the Lincoln Way-Amtrak Superliner Service
January 24 - February 12, 2004

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For Information on
 
1925--America's First Trackless Train--1926 
"Good Roads & Good Movies"
Transcontinental Tour

Sponsored By
Metro-Goldwyn Studios
March 30, 1925 - March 22, 1926

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All Aboard
 
1947--The Freedom Train--1949 

Sponsored By
American Heritage Foundation
September 17, 1947 - January 22, 1949

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For Information On
 
1924--The Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour--1924 
First Presidential Campiagn Caravan

New York-Sacramento-Los Angeles-San Francisco-Bellingham
September 8 - November 3, 1924

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For Information On
 
1928--Sir Robert Baden-Powell--1939 
Nobel Peace Prize
Nominations

        

  

        

        

17 Nominations
5 Years

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For Information On
 
1910--Legacy Troops--2010 
Baden Powell
"A Man of Destiny"










Adult Troops

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For Information On
 
1928--The Boy Scouts Of America--1928 
Lincoln Highway
Safety Tour

New York To Golden Gate
July 6 - August 8, 1928

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