Lincoln Highway concrete markers

In 1928, the Boy Scouts of America placed concrete markers along the Lincoln Highway to honor Abraham Lincoln.

Origin of the Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the United States, stretching from New York City to San Francisco.

1919 Army transcontinental motor convoy

Seeing the importance of French roadways during World War I, the U.S. War Department set out to test the viability of American roads for a defense scenario. The War Department selected the Lincoln Highway for this convoy. A member of the convoy included Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who later became a World War II general and U.S. president.