Historical Marker Series

Lincoln Highway

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Shortly after the Pennsylvania Turnpike opened in 1941, Snyder's Gateway Inn was one of the first businesses to appear. Merle and Marian Snyder opened the restaurant shortly before World War II began and eventually supplied fuel to the military convoys. The…
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During World War II, the Gateway was considered to be a major stop-off for many servicemen and women who were on their way to Maryland, Virginia, the Carolinas and westward. This prime location near the turnpike interchange in Breezewood and along Lincoln H…
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The country's first coast-to-coast highway was established in 1913 by the Lincoln Highway Association, largely by improving and linking existing roads between New York and San Francisco. The highway changed the way people traveled and the landscape of nearb…
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Nearly three centuries of transportation history can be found in Pennsylvania: native American paths to wagon trails, early canals and railroads, the Forbes and Burd Roads, and a string of ten other turnpikes. However, none were more important in the develo…
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This was the nations first major toll road, built by a private company incorporated 1792 by the state legislature. Completed two years later and praised as the finest highway of its day, the stone-and-gravel turnpike stretched 62 miles. The 35th milestone o…
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One of the markers erected by the California Automobile Association in the 1920s to designate the California portion of the Lincoln Highway from New York City to San Francisco. The Highway followed US 40 from Sacramento through Davis via Olive Dr. First and…
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The Lincoln HighwayUnited States' first transcontinental highway, constructed 1913-1928, from New York City to San Francisco. Dedicated to the memory of Abraham Lincoln. Conceived by Carl G. Fisher to encourage building "good roads." Sponsored by Lincoln Hi…
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The stone walls of this old building have withstood the adversities of time and people to stand in mute testament of historical events that helped shape a nation. Built in 1837, partners John Paxton and Thaddeus Stevens erected a blacksmith shop along th…
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(Left Side):The Good Roads JubileeOne of the largest celebrations for the opening of a paved section of the Lincoln Highway was held here, at the Caledonia Forest Reserve Park, on October 4, 1921. The new paved section of the Lincoln Highway stretched fr…
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The Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast highway built in 1913. A group of visionary businessmen from the automotive industry, led by Henry B. Joy and Carl Fisher, formed the Lincoln Highway Association. The Association successfully spearheaded t…
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