The Lincoln Highway, America’s first transcontinental road, is 100 years old in 2013. Members of the Lincoln Highway Association began their Centennial Tour on Saturday morning, June 22, 2013 at Pershing Road in Weehawken New Jersey. They will cross the country stopping for a few days in Kearney Nebraska for a parade and business meeting. At the same time, a caravan will leave San Francisco travelling East to meet in Nebraska before continuing on to New York, the Eastern terminus.
The Hudson County Division of Cultural Affairs and Tourism has marked the route of the original route through Hudson County (mainly on JFK Boulevard and Lincoln Park in Jersey City) with red, white, and blue Lincoln Highway signs. Look for them at major intersections on the Boulevard.
Photos of some of some of the 40 automobiles making the trip from Weehawken are shown here. Visit www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org for more information.