Building the Highway

Building the Highway (HMX8P)

Location: Ligonier, PA 15658 Westmoreland County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 14.574', W 79° 14.242'

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Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

This cement marker is one of 3,000 markers that were erected along the Lincoln Highway from New York City to San Francisco, approximately one per mile.

On September 1, 1928, cement posts with bronze medallions bearing President Lincoln's profile and the highway's red, white, and blue emblem were erected with the help of Boy Scouts. Pennsylvania had over 300 of these markers, but only about 20 remain today.

Excerpt from July 16, 1919 newspaper article:
"Everybody was pleased Friday afternoon when it was announced that the 18 feet of concreting along the Main Street being a part of the Lincoln Highway was completed. In a short time the street will be opened the entire length of the town and automobile drivers will have one of the finest mile drives on the Lincoln Highway between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Let everybody forget that Ligonier Main Street once was muddy and sometimes almost impassable and now enjoy the smooth fine grade from one end of the street to the other."

Hold a coin or a car key against the stainless steel contact pins to listen as Hadley Martin of Ligonier, PA shares early Lincoln Highway memories.
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HM NumberHMX8P
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series
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Placed ByLincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 8:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 649927 N 4456207
Decimal Degrees40.24290000, -79.23736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 14.574', W 79° 14.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 14' 34.44" N, 79° 14' 14.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120-198 Lincoln Highway, Ligonier PA 15658, US
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