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

(202) 536-5329

Craig Harmon, Founder & Director

"Hi There Neighbor, Going My Way...
East or West on The Lincoln Highway???"

If You Like What You See,
And Would Like To Help With...
"The Great Work"



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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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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

CLICK HERE

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

CLICK HERE

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 

CLICK HERE

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"
CLICK HERE
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

CLICK HERE

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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For Information On
 1935--The Boy Scout National Jamboree--2010 
Presidential Visits
"How It All Began"

7 Presidents
1 Vice President
1 First Lady

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For Information On
 1927--Silver Buffalo Award--2002 
Presidential Citations

14 Presidents
1 First Lady

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For Information On
 1913--Gerald R. Ford--2006 
38th President Of The United States
Scouting History

                              

First & Only Eagle Scout President
37 Merit Badges
Two Palms

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For Information On
 1914--Presidential Eagle Scouts--1914 
Five Eagle Scouts

"The First Eagle Scouts In Washington"
The White House
February 12, 1914

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For Information On
 1915--Presidential Award Presentation--1915 
Heroism Award
Six Eagle Scouts

The White House
February 11, 1915

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For Information On
 1920--Boy Scouts Hike Across Continient--1920 
via
The Lincoln Highway

De Forest Jones & Joseph O' Farrell
June 8, 1920 - September ??, 1920

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For Information On
 1904--Leon Wallace--1985 
"The Most Advanced Scout In The World"

"First Scout To Earn All 61 Merit Badges"
June 8, 1920 - September 26, 1921

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For Information On
 1922--Boy Scout Harmonica Contest--1922 
Boy Scout Camp-Kanawauke Lake

Palisades Interstate Park
August 14, 1922

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For Information On
 1923--National Boy Scout Press Association--1934 
Organized-March 10, 1928
Columbia University-New York City

500 Members
36 States
15 Local Chapters

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For Information On
 1949--Strenghten The Arm Of Liberty-1951 
The Boy Scouts of America
"Sisters Of Liberty"

206 Statues
27 States

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To Read
 "Abraham Lincoln--True Scout" 
By Ida M. Tarbell

The Boy Scouts Year Book - 1920

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To Learn About
 The Harmon Foundation Award 
Eagle Scout Scholarship

Sponsored By
William E. Harmon

CLICK HERE

Learn to Look Through
 "Lincoln's Eyes" 

By Franklin K. Lane
Keystone Americanism Program
February 12, 1920

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To View
 1863--The Gettysburg Address--2003 

By James Daugherty
140th Anniversary Celebration
November 19, 2003

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To Read
 Twenty Days 
A Series of E-Mails

Beginning
April 15, 2003
138th Anniversary
Mr. Lincoln's Passing

CLICK HERE

To Read Director's
 "Official Comments" 
concerning
National Park Service
Lincoln Highway Special Resource Study

Beginning
August 27, 2004

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To View
 Associated Press 
Lincoln Photos

Submitted By
The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1916--Claire Rochester--1916 
Statue of Liberty Illumination Fund

Transcontinental Tour
via
The Lincoln Highway
June 27, 1916 - July 10, 1916

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1931--Amelia Earhart--1931 
Travels The Lincoln Highway

Beech-Nut
Transcontinental Autogiro Tour
May 28, 1931 - June 22, 1931

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For Information On
 1931--Students Put Ranger On The Map--2011 
Discover Long Lost Amelia Earhart Landing In Ranger, TX

80th Anniversary

Beech-Nut
Transcontinental Autogiro Tour
June 16, 1931

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For Information On
 2011--Ranger Students Make History--2011 
Front Page Story

Send

Thank You Notes

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For Information On
"The Day Mr. Lincoln Came to Town"
 "The Unfinished Journey" 
"Celebrating America's Spirit Together"
"Spirit of the Lincoln Way"
Washington, DC
New York, NY to San Francisco,CA
July 29, 2001-July 4, 2002

CLICK HERE

To Read
 E-mails From the Road 
A Collection of Stories
"Celebrating America's Spirit Together"

CLICK HERE

For Index of News Stories
 Long Journey into History 
"Spirit of the Lincoln Way"
Millennium Tour 2000-2002

CLICK HERE

For the Complete Story of
 America's Fire Truck 
"Spirit of the Lincoln Way"

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 Light Around the World
90th Anniversary
Lincoln Highway Dedication
October 31, 2003

"Light the Sacred Fire of Liberty"
Memorial to 9-11 Fire fighters
Ring the World Peace Bell

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 The Perfect Tribute 
Memorial to 9-11 Fire fighters
Fire fighters From Around the World
Create Wall of Signed Fire Helmets

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For Information On
 1919--Memorial Trees--1923 
Planted on The Lincoln Highway

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1922--The Lincoln Highway--1922 
"Road of Remembrance"
Memorial Day-May 30, 1922

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For Information On
The Museum's 2001 Season Opener
 The Day Mr. Lincoln Came to Town" 
"A Nation Pays Tribute"
136th Anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Train

"The Power of One"
"One Voice...Singing in the Darkness"
"Spirit of the Lincoln Way"
Fire Truck Caravan
April 29, 2001

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Now on Display
 Gallery of American Presidents & First Ladies 
A Collection of 82 Oil Portraits
By Lawrence Williams
April 29 thru June 19, 2001

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Museum Works Closely With
White House Commission
 "National Moment of Remembrance"
 

Memorial Day
May 28, 2001 at 3:00 p.m.
Participates for Second Year in a Row
Back to Back
Associated Press Nationwide Photos

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Announcing a Sister Museum
 The Harding Highway 
National Museum & Archives
May 28, 2001

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For Information On
how to get your special
 GALION OH 44833 
LINCOLN HIGHWAY STATION
May 9, 2001
Postal Cancellation

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For Information On
 1913--American Presidents--2003 
"Leading the Way"

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1913--Lincoln Highway--2003 
"A Way of Life"

CLICK HERE

For a Complete Listing of
 1913--Lincoln Highway Towns--1928 
14 States...over 450 Towns

CLICK HERE

To View a Complete Set of
 1921--Lincoln Highway Strip Maps--1921 
Omaha to Chicago and Philadelphia

CLICK HERE

To View a Complete Set of
 1928--Lincoln Highway Strip Maps--1928 
12 States...over 450 Towns

CLICK HERE

To View a Complete Set of
 1915--Lincoln Airway Strip Maps--1917 
San Francisco to New York

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1913--Lincoln Highway Signs--1928 

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1914--Lincoln Highway Songs--1942 

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1913--Lincoln Highway Events--1939 
Important Dates

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For Information On
 1913--Indiana Hoosier Tour--1913 
Lincoln Highway Pathfinders

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For Information On
 1913--Lincoln Highway Dedication--1913 
October 31, 1913

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To View
 1913--Lincoln Highway Prospectus--1913 

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1912--Printer's Ink--1939 
Lincoln Highway Magazine Articles

CLICK HERE

For Articles On
 1960--Rekindling The Lincoln--2005 
Lincoln Highway Magazine Articles

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1917--The Lincoln Highway Forum--1927 
Lincoln Highway Association Newsletter

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1913--Lincoln Highway Publications--1935 
Lincoln Highway Association & Others

CLICK HERE

In Memorium
 1876--H. C. Osterman--1920 
Vice President & Field Secretary

CLICK HERE

To View
 1914--Motor Magazine--1914 
Lincoln Highway Ads

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1915--MoToR Magazine--1917 
Transcontinental Medal

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1919--Long Distance Motorcycle Touring Medal--1920 
Motorcycle & Allied Trades Association

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1925--Mr. L. B. Miller--1931 
"King of the Lincoln Highway"

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1915--The Lincoln Highway Goes Hollywood--1915 
Miss Anita King - "Koast to Koast" in a Kissel Kar

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1922--America's First Radio Tour--1922 
Detroit to San Francisco in a Rickenbacker

CLICK HERE

For Information On
 1940--The Lincoln Highway Radio Show--1942 
48 Stations Coast to Coast
NBC Red Network

CLICK HERE

 The Lincoln Highway 
The Great Funeral Cortege
The Lincoln Funeral Train Route
Designated White House Millennium Trails

Lincoln Highway Museum
Largest Sponsor in the Nation

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Musuem Plays Role In
 Lincoln Highway Study Act 

Congressman Oxley Credits
"The Lincoln Highway Comes of Age"
United States House of Representatives
October 16, 2000

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Congress Passes
 Lincoln Highway Study Act 

President Clinton Signs into Law
December 23, 2000

CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT

Museum Honors
 Congressman Mike Oxley 
4th Ohio District
Co-Sponsor of the Lincoln Highway Study Act

Pre-Inaugural Ceremony
January 19, 2001

To Learn About
The Lincoln Highway
America's First Transcontinential Highway

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Teachers
To take your Students for an Imaginary Trip on
 The Lincoln Highway 

CLICK HERE

For Information on
"The Spirit of the Lincoln Way"
1964 Maxim Fire Truck
Inaugural Parade
George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States
January 20, 2001

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Celebrate America's Spirit
Get your Special
 "The Spirit of the Lincoln Way" 
Inaugural Parade
Commemorative Plate

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Check this Out
 The Lincoln Highway Goes Global 
Inaugural Parade Commemorative Plates
Are Selling all over the World

CLICK HERE

For Information on
"The Day Mr. Lincoln Came to Town"
Put in YOUR Two Cents
"LINK ACROSS AMERICA"
Millennium Tour - 2000
Washington D.C.
New York City to San Francisco

CLICK HERE

To View
"Two Flags Over America"
"LINK ACROSS AMERICA"
Millennium Tour - 2000

CLICK HERE

For Information on
The Lincoln Highway
Comes of Age
A Nationwide Millennium Project

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For Information on
Last Year's Season Opener
April 29,2000
"The Day Mr.Lincoln Came to Town"

In Celebration
The 135th Anniversary of
The Lincoln Funeral Train
Passing Through Galion

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Be a Part of History
"Put in YOUR Two Cents"
Enter your Name in "The Book of Lincoln
Help Build the World's Largest Penny Statue of Mr. Lincoln

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To Visit the Museum

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Press Releases
"Extra, Extra, Read All About it"

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To View
 Notes of Thanks 

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To Download
 Lincoln Highway Press 
Documents & Publications
In Adobe Acrobat 4.0 Format

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To Download
Hi-Res Images for
Newspaper & Magazine Publication

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Visits Since
September 27, 2007

Website Came Online
May 12, 2000

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