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  •  Happy Centennial to Lincoln Hwy (1+ / 0-)
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    "First pitched as the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway, the group soon decided to name the highway for former president Abraham Lincoln, said Brian Butko, a Lincoln Highway historian who has written several books about the iconic route.

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    It was no accident, Butko said, that those men incorporated the highway on July 1, 1913 — 50 years to the day of the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the Civil War.

    The highway was cobbled together over years from existing trails and beside easy terrain, such as along rivers and rail lines. It was not, however, what most think of as a highway today. Many parts of the route remained unpaved, and even improved sections often were paved with bricks."

    My Karma just ran over your Dogma

    by FoundingFatherDAR on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 12:10:15 PM PDT

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