The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
102 Old Lincoln Way West
Galion, Ohio 44833

(202 536-5329

1915--MoToR Magazine--1917
Transcontinental Medal

In 1913 the Lincoln Highway was a Dream,
and only 20 automobiles had crossed the Continent.

By 1915, The Lincoln Highway was "Open for Business"
the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, PPIE, was in full swing,
and Transcontinental Motoring promised to break all records.

As a way of promoting trips to the Exposition,
Motor Magazine, a Hearst Publication in New York
offered a little incentive.

A Silver Tiffany Medal,
to the owner of each car brave enough to "win their spurs"
and a chance to win the Gold Medal for
the "Best Story About The Trip".

The stories couldn't be longer than 3000 words,
and had to include at least 12 photos.

Interestingly enough,
both William Randolph Hearst and Louis C. Tiffany
were Supporters of the Lincoln Highway Association
and appeared as such on Official LHA Stationary.

The rules were easy enough,
check in before and after the trip
and at various points in between
before the close of the PPIE.

In San Francisco,
the Check Points were the Exposition or the
San Francisco Examiner another Hearst Publication.

Originally, trips were from the East to the Pacific Coast,
but the response, "...so aroused the automobile industry..."
that the offer was broadened to include trips going West to East
as well and only required the driver start or end the journey
on either side of the Mississipi as the case may be.

Upon request, Motor even provided a free pamphlet
written by famous Pathfinder, A. L. Westgard
complete with a map of the various routes
and expert advice on the necessary equipment
for transcontinental touring.

Mr. C. A. Day of Streator, Illinois was first to claim the prize
completing a trip from Chicago to San Fransisco in a Hudson.

When Mr. Day received his medal in September,
43 other motorists where similarly engaged
with 79 receiving the honor before the end
of the San Francisco Exposition.

In 1916, Motor extended the offer for trips to the
San Diego International Exposition
from June 1st to December 31st.

1915--MoToR Magazine--1917
Transcontinental Medal
Tiffany
Motor Medal

Presented To:
J. T. Webster
Atlanta, IL
1915

Tiffany
Motor Medal

Presented To:
J. T. Webster
Atlanta, IL
1915

Gold Medal Winner
Best Story
1915--Grand Prize Medal Winners--1915
Silver Cup Winner
Best Photo
WINNER NAME CITY CAR TRIP START END VIEW
Gold Medal *** *** *** *** *** *** Click
Silver Cup Frank Walker Wheeler New York, NY Ford Chicago-San Francisco July 9 August 21 Click
1915--Owners to Win Medals--1915
79 Motorists "Win Their Spurs"
# NAME CITY CAR TRIP START END VIEW
1 C. A. Day Streator, IL Hudson New York-San Fransisco May 17 July 3 Click
2 Mrs. C. P. Libby New York, NY Packard New York-West May 17 July 9 Click
3 Mrs. A. H. Woods New York, NY Pierce-Arrow New York-West May 25 June 20 Click
4 Mrs. Annie Porter-Bohrer Washington, DC Ford Washington-West May 13 June 28 Click
5 James Edward Pearson Paterson, NJ Pathfinder Paterson-Pasadena May 21 July 21 Click
6 Irving E. Mansback New York, NY Benz New York-West June 1 July 15 Click
7 John T. Blair New York, NY Ford New York-West May 5 July 22 Click
8 Dr. Max Levy Brooklyn, NY Oldsmobile New York-West June 26 Aug 3 Click
9 Leopold Levy Brooklyn, NY Chalmers New York-West June 26 Aug 3 Click
10 Sidney M Fuerst Flushing, NY Ford New York-West June 30 Aug 2 Click
11 Harrison M. Welsh Hackettstown, NJ *** New Jersey-West June 14 July 15 Click
12 B.F. Mesler Newark, NJ Stoddard New Jersey-West May 26 July 28 Click
13 Walter P. McIntosh New York, NY Chalmers New York-West June 12 Aug 12 Click
14 W.H. Bradshaw Flushing, NY Oldsmobile New York-West June 30 Aug 10 Click
15 Robert S Shrader Los Angeles, CA Ford New York-West July 26 Aug 26 Click
16 William S. Salisbury Dunkirk, NY Ford New York-West June July 22 Click
17 F. W. Wheeler New York, NY Ford Chicago-West July 9 Aug 21 Click
18-M A. L. Stevens Schenectady, NY Ford New York-West June 8 July 29 Click
19 Fred G. Nixon-Nordlinger Phildelphia, PA Pierce-Arrow New York-West July 6 July 28 Click
20-M Loraine D. Beckwyth Providence, RI Locomobile Providence-San Francisco May 27 July 20 Click
21 J. E. Achorn, Jr. New York, NY Ford New York-West *** *** Click
22 Arthur Benfield Brooklyn, NY Hudson New York-Los Angeles July 18 Sept 15 Click
23 H. A. Buerkle Cincinnati, OH American Ohio-West *** *** Click
24 O. L. Buxton Putney, VT Ford Vermont-West *** *** Click
25 Albert C. Dow Bridgeport, CN Mercer Conn-West *** *** Click
26 Samuel Y. Heebner Philadelphia, PA Packard Philadelphia-West *** *** Click
27 John C. Hillman Pasadena, CA Ford *** *** *** Click
28 William H. Leland West Chester, PA Metz Pennsylvania-West *** *** Click
29 M. F. Mohler Charleston, WV Stevens-Duryea West Virginia-West *** *** Click
30 J. E. Pagliotti Boston, MA Ford Boston-West *** *** Click
31 Edwin V. Rich Chicago, IL Reo Chicago-West *** *** Click
32 Augusta E. Roosevelt Skaneateles, NY Packard New York-West *** *** Click
33 Fred H. Scott Charlestown, WV Steven-Duryea West Virginia *** *** Click
34 William Simpson San Francisco, CA Buick *** *** *** Click
35 Charles M. Vandervoort Battle Creek, MI Ford Michigan-West *** *** Click
36-M J. T. Webster Atlanta, IL Ford Atlanta-Los Angeles Aug 19 Sept 29 Click
38 P. Edward Wisch Plainfield, NJ Chandler New Jersey-West *** *** Click
39 William P. Conley Long Island City, CA Cole Los Angeles-NY Aug 18 Sept 15 Click
40 W.W. Martin Shinglehouse, PA Ford Pennsylvania-LA June 15 Aug 5 Click
41 E. R. Bittner Akron, OH Apperson Ohio-SF July 20 Sept 22 Click
42 R. W. Post Berkeley, CA Buick Berkeley-Chicago July 8 Oct 4 Click
43 Scott M. Farnum San Francisco, CA Buick San Francisco-Lyndon, VT Aug 5 Sept 11 Click
44 George E. Rowe Grand Rapids, MI Hollier Michigan-San Francisco July 10 Aug 21 Click
45 Stillman B. Rowe Grand Rapids, MI Hollier Michigan-San Francisco July 10 Aug 21 Click
46 William T. Strong Boston, MA Buick Boston-West June 5 July 11 Click
47 L.W. Stevens Marlboro, MA Mercer Marlboro-West June 18 Aug 9 Click
48 Harvey L. Kriner DuBois, PA Saxon DuBois-West June 170 July 16 Click
49 Floyd Maines San Francisco, CA Studebaker San Francisco-East July 25 Aug 25 Click
50 A. E. Bradley San Francisco,CA Frankiln San Francisco-East May 24 Aug 14 Click
51 James F. Weales Brooklyn, NY Hudson San Francisco-East June 21 Aug 3 Click
52 Joseph Darling New York, NY ***** Los Angeles-East July 31 Aug 20 Click
53 Jacob C. Botto Chicago, IL Winton Chicago-West June 21 July 30 Click
54 Charles Raymond Chicago, IL Packard Chicago-West July 9 Aug 14 Click
55 H. J. Pfister Cincinnati, OH Packard Cincinnati-West July 24 Aug 16 Click
56 Gilbert D. Corcoran Chicago Studebaker Chicago-West June 28 August 12 Click
57-M Warren W. Wilson Evanston, IL Cadillac Evanston-West June 30 August 3 Click
58 Charles F. Voss Chicago, IL Ford Chicago-West July 7 Aug 9 Click
59-M Walter L. Sachtleben Chicago, IL Buick Chicago-San Francisco June 23 August 12 Click
60* J. L. Taylor Libertyville, OH Chalmers Libertyville-San Francisco June 22 August 3 Click
61 A. L. Buzzell Detroit, MI Buick Detroit-West July 14 August 26 Click
62-M W. F. Pitts Chicago, IL Overland Chicago-West June 15 July 23 Click
63 J. C. Foley Waukegan, IL Ford Waukegan-West June 22 August 3 Click
64 Charles M. Hall Chicago, IL Stutz Chicago-West August 13 Sept 11 Click
1915--Cars on the Road--1915
# NAME CITY CAR TRIP START END VIEW
1 Silas Frederick Van Zile Paterson, NJ Maxwell Paterson-Pasadena *** *** Click
2 B. Steinberg Chicago, IL Ford Chicago-West *** *** Click
3 Arthur E. Cawardine Streator, IL *** Illinois-West *** *** Click
4 S. Mincer Chicago, IL *** Chicago-West *** *** Click
5 M. V. Bradley San Francisco, CA Franklin San Francisco-East *** *** Click
1915--MoToR Magazine Articles--1915
DATE TITLE AUTHOR PAGES SIZE PHOTO VIEW RG
March Motor Routes to the Californa Expos A. L. Westgard 46-48, 118,122,128 80" Map+7 Click No+
June Motor Medals for the Tourists Staff Writer 47 24" No Click No+
July MoToR Broadens Its Medal Offer Staff Writer 44 20" 1 Click No+
Aug Many Owners After MoToR Medals Staff Writer 52 10" No Click No+
Sept Motorist Win MoToR Medals Staff Writer 43 12" No Click No+
Oct Motor Awards More Medals Staff Writer 57,118 *** 7 Click No+
Nov Trek From Coast to Coast for Motor Medals Staff Writer 52-53 12" 6 Click No+
Dec Ocean to Ocean Trails Well Worn Staff Writer 56,108 20" 2 Click No+
Dec More Motor Medal Winners Staff Writer 57 2" 9 Click No+
1915--Press Coverage--1915
DAY DATE PAPER HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
Sun May 23 San Francisco Examiner Crosses Continent And Now Goes Back 34 2 5" No Click
Sun May 30 San Francisco Examiner Silver Medals for Motorists Visiting Coast 35 1-3 16" No Click
Sun May 30 San Francisco Examiner Road Map Useful for Motor Tourists 35 2-4 Map 1 Click
Sun June 20 San Francisco Examiner Silver Medals Draw Tourists to West Coast 31 1-4 15" No Click
Mon June 21 San Francisco Examiner Tourists Seek 'Motor' Medal 6 6 10" 1 Click
Sun July 18 San Francisco Examiner Medals Offered By 'Motor' Boom...Touring 26 2-7 Photo 3 Click
Sun July 18 San Francisco Examiner 35 Motors in Race to Coast 29 5 10" No Click
Sun July 25 San Francisco Examiner Hundreds Competing for 'Motor' Medals 33 2-7 Photo 2 Click
Sun July 25 San Francisco Examiner Cross Country Tours Popular with Autoists 35 1 10" No Click
Sun September 26 Oakland Tribune Silver Medal to Hudson Driver 34 3 5" No Click
Sun October 3 San Francisco Examiner Coast to Coast Medals Gained By 43 Tourists 34 1 14" No Click

Gold Medal Winner
Best Story
1916--Grand Prize Medal Winners--1916
Silver Cup Winner
Best Photo
NUMBER NAME CITY CAR TRIP START END VIEW
Gold Medal *** *** *** *** *** *** Click
Silver Cup *** *** *** *** *** *** Click
1916--Owners to Win Medals--1916
# NAME CITY CAR TRIP START END VIEW
1 J.D. Paling Los Angeles, CA Maxwell *** *** *** Click
2 P.M. Harder Philmont, NY Cadillac *** *** *** Click
3 Hal E. Walker San Francisco, CA Overland *** *** *** Click
4 Mrs. A. H. Woods New York, NY Pierce-Arrow *** *** *** Click
5 W. D. Longyear Los Angeles, CA Packard *** *** *** Click
6 Walter G. Smith Monrovia, CA Chalmers *** *** *** Click
7 Robert McDonald Wakefield, MA Ford *** *** *** Click
8 Jerome T. Thompson Elmira, NY Ford ** *** *** Click
9 Dr. J. H. D. Budau Los Angeles, CA Packard *** *** *** Click
10 Emerson Toman Jermyn, PA Maxwell *** *** *** Click
11 Harry A. Jones Philadelphia, PA Chalmers *** *** *** Click
12 Herbert Ekstrom Santa Rosa Overland *** *** *** Click
13 W. C. Guthrie Vinton, VA Ford *** *** *** Click
14 Lincoln Plumer New York, NY Overland *** *** *** Click
15 E. N. Gallagher Saranac Lake, NY Packard *** *** *** Click
16 Harold Tremper Rhineback, NY Ford *** *** *** Click
17 F. Messager Lena, IL Dodge *** *** *** Click
18 Samuel Grier Balboa Hgts, CZ Haynes *** *** *** Click
19 Octave DeCarre Ft Douglas, UT Ford *** *** *** Click
20-M Frank Patterson Detroit, MI Cadillac San Francisco-Chicago June 16 July 3 Click
21 L. L. St John Los Angeles, CA Chevrolet *** *** *** Click
22 Mrs. Maria Hall Atlantic City, NJ Ford *** *** *** Click
23 Rev. C. W. Shumway West Peabody, MA Ford *** *** *** Click
24 Charles A. Mackey Los Angeles, CA Pierce-Arrow *** *** *** Click
25 Walter A. Weidely Indianapolis, IN Pathfinder *** *** *** Click
26 Ralph C. Brown San Francisco, CA Winton San Francisco-Chicago July 3 July 21 Click
27 W. S. Heger Berkeley, CA Buick San Francisco-Chicago July 3 July 21 Click
28 Jack Trepel Brooklyn, NY Scripps-Booth New York City-San Francisco July 8 August 11 Click
29 William Garbeth Mansfield, OH Studebaker *** *** *** Click
30 Walter E. Hanson Brooklyn, NY Cadillac *** *** *** Click
31 Charles H. Stillwell Los Angeles, CA Studebaker *** *** *** Click
32 Mrs. T. E. Bassett Chicago, IL Cadillac *** *** *** Click
33 J. R. Rowlands Lima, OH Cadillac *** *** *** Click
34 Miss Ida S. E. Miller Los Angeles, CA Ford *** *** *** Click
35 J. J. Mitchell Pasadena, CA Paige *** *** *** Click
36 Lewis H. Bigelow Salem, MA Ford *** *** *** Click
37 B. A. McAfee New York, NY Cadillac *** *** *** Click
38 S. L. Stroud Canton, MO Ford *** *** *** Click
39 George E. Malsbary Los Angeles, CA Studebaker *** *** *** Click
40 B. J. Phillis San Francisco, CA Ford *** *** *** Click
41 H. W. White Vancouver, BC Cadillac *** *** *** Click
42 Miss Amanda Preuss Chicago, IL Oldsmobile *** *** *** Click
43 Stephen W. Glaser Philadelphia, PA Pierce-Arrow *** *** *** Click
44 E. D. Mead Orange, CN Franklin *** *** *** Click
1916--MoToR Magazine Articles--1916
DATE TITLE AUTHOR PAGES SIZE PHOTO VIEW RG
May The Prize-Winning Photograph Cut Line 53 10" 1 Click No+
May Motor's Transcontinental Tour Medal Offer Renewed Staff 53 7" 1 Click No+
June Motor Medal Offer Renewed Staff 63 4" No Click No+
July Motor's Transcontinental Medal Offer Staff 73 10" No Click No+
Aug Transcontinental Travel Heavy Staff 87 10" 1 Click No+
Nov Transcontinental Touring Grows in Popularity Staff 76 12" No Click No+
Dec Many Hit The Long Trail Staff Writer 72-73 12" 12 Click No+

1917--MoToR Magazine Articles--1917
DATE TITLE AUTHOR PAGES SIZE PHOTO VIEW RG
Feb MoToR Medals-Their Rewards L. L. St. John 78-79 25" 6 Click No+
Nov MoToR Fame Worth While Staff Writer 80 20" 3 Click No+
1917--Press Coverage--1917
DAY DATE PAPER HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
Sun May 7 San Francisco Examiner Motor's Transcontinental Tour Medal... A-5 5-8 10" 1 Click
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