The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
102 Old Lincoln Way West
Galion, Ohio 44833

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1912--Lincoln Highway Events--1939

Important Dates

1912--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1912
NUMBER DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION VIEW
1 *** Sept*** Carl Fisher Meeting at Dush House Indianapolis, IN Click

1913--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1913
# DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
1 Thurs June 26 Henry B. Joy Completes Scouting Trip Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
2 Tues July 1 First Lincoln Highway Association Meeting Detroit, MI *** Click
3 Tues July 1, Hoosier Tour Begins Indianapolis, IN The Automobile Click
4 Thurs July 3, LH Articles of Incorporation Issued Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
5 Mon July 7, Lincoln Highway Association Opens Headquarters Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
6 Sat August 23 Lincoln Highway Association Starts $5.00 Subscription Campaign Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
7 Tues August 26 Hoosier Tourists Arrive Home Indianapolis, IN The Automobile Click
8 *** *** Henry Joy Speech Governors Coference Colorado Springs, CO *** Click
8 *** *** Auto Hearse Travels LH SF to NYC Coast to Coast *** Click
9 Tues Sept 2 Lincoln Highway Association Will Announce Route on 14th Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
10 Sun Sept 14 Proclamation of Route Announced Detroit, MI *** Click
10 Sun Sept 14 Governor Spry Places Ogden on Lincoln Highway Route Salt Lake City, UT *** Click
11 Fri Oct 3 First Meeting to Ratify LH Proclamation Central City, NB *** Click
11 Sat Oct 11 Gov. Carey issues Lincoln Highway Proclamation Cheyenne, WY Laramie Republican Click
11 Tues Oct 28 Lincoln Highway Nearly Marked Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
12 Wed Oct 29 Gov.Oddie Issues Lincoln Highway Proclamation Carson City, NV State Archives Click
12 Wed Oct 29 Canadians urged to support Lincoln Highway Toronto, ON Ogden Examiner Click
13 Fri Oct 31 Dedication of Lincoln Highway Coast to Coast *** Click
14 Sat Nov 1 LHA to Send Bronze Emblem to All Contributors Detroit, MI *** Click
15 Sun Nov 2 Pastors Give Lincoln Sermons Coast to Coast *** Click
16 Tues Nov 4 Lincoln Highway Auxiliary #1 Formed Joliet, IL Ogden Examiner Click
1913--Cross Country Events--1913
EVENT AUTO MAKE TRIP START END DAYS VIEW
Henry Joy Scouting Trip 1 Packard Detroit-San Fransisco June 10 June 26 15.5 Click
Indiana Hoosier Tour 18 Misc Indianapolis-San Francisco July 1 July 28 27 Click
Indiana Hoosier Tour 18 Misc San Francosco-Los Angeles *** *** *** Click
Auto Hearse Travels Ocean to Ocean *** Great Eagle San Fransisco-New York *** *** *** Click
Patterson Film Trip 1 Lozier San Francisco-Detroit *** *** *** Click
Patterson Film Trip 1 Lozier Detroit-New York *** *** *** Click

1914--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1914
DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
Thurs Jan 1 Ocean Beach Dedicated as End of Lincoln Highway San Francisco, CA SF Chronicle Click
Fri Jan 16 Lincoln Highway Roadster Announced by Lincoln Motors Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
Fri March 27 School Children Buy First LH Certificate Placerville, CA El Dorado Republican Click
Thurs April 2 First Lincoln Highway "Booster" Buttons Issued Franklin Grove, IL *** Click
Tues April 21 LHA files Mandamus Action on Logo Washington, DC The Automobile Click
*** *** Saxon Motor Car Starts 30 Day Test Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
Fri May 8 Saxon Motor Car Ends 30 Day Test Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
Mon May 18 Saxon to Officially Christen Lincoln Highway Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
Fri May 22 Lincoln Highway Fund Raising Dance Placerville, CA El Dorado Republican Click
Mon June 1 Citizens ask President Wilson request LH Routed to Washington Washington, DC The Automobile Click
Thurs June 4 Saxon begins Christening Trip New York, NY *** Click
Wed June 17 Transcontinental Phone Lines Connected via LH Wendover, UT *** Click
Fri June 19 President Wilson Requests LH Routed Through Washington Washington, DC The Automobile Click
Sat July 4 Saxon Ends Christening Trip San Francisco, CA SF Chronicle Click
Fri July 12 Goodyear Publishes Lincoln Highway Guide by F.H. Trego *** *** Click
Fri July 24 Richland Co. Farmers form Farmer's LHA Mansfield, OH El Dorado Republican Click
Wed July 29 Henry Joy says No to President Wilson Detroit, MI The Automobile Click
Wed Sept 16 286 Car Parade Dedicates Section Lincoln Highway Elkhart, IN The Automobile Click
1914--Cross Country Events--1914
EVENT AUTO MAKE TRIP START END DAYS VIEW
Saxon Christens Lincoln Highway 1 Saxon New York-San Fransisco June 4 July 4 30 Click

1915--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1915
DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
Mon Jan 25 Pres. Wilson Makes First Transcontinental Phone Call Washington, DC SF Examiner Click
Sat May 8 1915 Road Guide Released by LHA Detroit MI Eureka Sentinal Click
Mon May 24 City Council Passes Resolution-Requests Liberty Bell Travel Via LH Ely, NV White Pine News Click
Tues June 29 Lincoln Way to Be Air Route New York, NY *** Click
Tues July 27 Henry B. Joy-Washington to be on Lincoln Highway Washington, DC The Automobile Click
Wed August 11 Arthur R. Pardington dies from Overwork Detroit, MI *** Click
Wed August 25 Lincoln Highway Film Caravan Arrives San Francisco, CA SF Chronicle Click
Wed August 25 Lincoln Highway Day at PPIE San Francisco, CA SF Chronicle Click
*** August Lincoln Park Claimed as End of Lincoln Highway San Francisco, CA SF Chronicle Click
Thurs August 26 Commercial Club sends Tama Pennant to Osterman at PPIE Tama, IA Tama Herald Click
Tues Sept 7 Henry B. Joy Favors North Route Around Salt Lake Salt Lake City, UT The Automobile Click
Tues Sept 14 Western Terminus LH Dedicated San Francisco, CA SF Chronicle Click
1915--Cross Country Events--1915
EVENT AUTO MAKE TRIP START END DAYS VIEW
John Burns Bike Trip 3 Bicycle New York-San Fransisco May 3 *** *** Click
Henry Joy Trip to PPIE 3 Packard Detroit-San Fransisco May 27 June 17 21 Days Click
Lincoln Highway Film Caravan 5 Misc New York-San Fransisco May 15 August 25 102 Days Click
Armored Car Convoy 8 Cadillac Chicago-San Fransisco June 10 July 14 34 Days Click
R.R. Conklin Gypsy Van Crossing 12 Land Yacht New York-San Fransisco *** *** *** Click
Presidential Motorcycle Relay 37 Indian, Harley Washington-San Fransisco *** *** *** Click
Anita King Trip 1 Kissel Kar Los Angeles-San Francisco Aug 25 Aug 26 1 Click
Anita King Trip 1 Kissel Kar San Fransisco-New York Sept 1 Oct 19 49 Click
Rev Howard Russell-LH Water Wagon Tour *** *** New York-San Fransisco Aug 14 *** *** Click

1916--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1916
DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
*** July Lincoln Highway Sign Crew Starts for Season Jersey City, NJ *** Click
Tues August 2 Osterman Arrives in Oakland on Inspection Tour Oakland, CA Oakland Tribune Click
Tues August 22 Osterman Pitches Nevada Road Project at Luncheon Oakland, CA Oakland Tribune Click
Wed August 23 Oakland Pledges Support of Nevada Road Project Oakland, CA Oakland Tribune Click
Sun Sept 3 Savage Tire Co Begins Work on Fallon Sink Oakland, CA Oakland Tribune Click
Sun Nov 12 Oakland hosts Lincoln Highway Fiesta for Fallon Sink Oakland, CA SF Examiner Click
Sun Nov 26 Lincoln Highway Sign Crew Ends for Season North Platte, NB SF Examiner Click
1916--Cross Country Events--1916
EVENT AUTO MAKE TRIP START END DAYS VIEW
Coast to Coast-Record 1 Man Cadillac San Fransisco-New York May 10 May 17 7d,11h,52m Click
Coast to Coast-Record 2 Men Empire San Fransisco-New York May 17 May 23 6d,10h,59m Click
Coast to Coast-High Gear *** Pathfinder San Diego-San Francisco July 3 July *** Click
Coast to Coast-High Gear *** Pathfinder San Francisco-New York July 7 August 1 28 Days Click
Coast to Coast Run Claire Roshester Roadaplane New York-San Fransisco *** July 9 *** Click
Coast to Coast-Record 5 Men Marmon New York-San Fransisco July 24 July 29 5d,18h,30m Click
Coast to Coast Saxon Relay 43 Saxon New York-San Francisco July July 6d,18h,10m Click
Coast to Coast-Woman's Record Amanda Preuss Oldsmobile San Francisco-New York August 8 August 19 11d,5h,30m Click
H.C. Osterman Inspection Tour Henry+1 Stutz New York-San Fransisco June 9 August 2 *** Click
Coast to Coast 4 Men Paige-Detroit New York-San Francisco Sept Sept *** Click
Coast to Coast-Record 3 Men Hudson San Fransisco-New York Sept 13 Sept 18 5d,3h,21m Click
Coast to Coast 3 Men Hudson New York-San Fransisco Sept 18 Sept 23 5d,17h,3m Click
Coast to Coast and Return 3 Men Hudson San Fransisco-San Francisco Sept 13 Sept 23 10d,21h,3m Click
1916--Cross Country Trips--1916
# EVENT AUTO MAKE TRIP START END DAYS VIEW
1 Thomas T. Rhodes Family Cadillac New York-San Fransisco July July 23 Days Click
2 Mrs. Ruth Bayliss One+Chauffeur Chalmers New York-San Fransisco & Return July July *** Click

1917--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1917
# DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
1 Wed July 4 NDGW Erect Betsy Ross Memorial Flag Pole San Francisco, CA NDGW-Golden Bear Click
1918--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1918
DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
Tues Jan 23 Henry B. Joy to Retire as President LHA Detroit, MI The Autombile Click
Mon Feb 11 US Senate Grants LHA Right of Way Through Utah Washington, DC The Autombile Click
Thurs August 15 Presidental Order Creates Motor Transport Corp Washington, DC The Automobile Click
Sat Sept 21 Lincoln Statue Dedicated to LH Jefferson, IA Jefferson Bee Click
Tues Oct 8 Motor Transport Corp Adopts New Winged Helmet Insignia Washington, DC The Automobile Click
1918--Cross Country Events--1918
EVENT AUTO MAKE TRIP START END DAYS VIEW
1st Army Motor Transport Convoy 75 Misc Washington-San Fransisco July 7 Sept 6 62 Days Click

1919--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1919
DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
Mon March 17 General Motors contributes $100,000 for LH New York, NY The Autombile Click
Mon June 16 Army Announces 1st Motor Transport Convoy Washington to SF Washington, DC The Autombile Click
Sat June 28 Army Motor Transport Corp Parade Washington, DC The Autombile Click
Mon July 7 1st Army Motor Transport Convoy leaves for SF Washington, DC The Autombile Click
Sat Sept 6 1st Army Motor Transport Convoy arrives in SF San Francisco, CA *** Click
Thurs October 9 Army Transcontinental Air Race Begins Long Island, NY The Autombile Click
1919--Cross Country Events--1919
EVENT AUTO MAKE TRIP START END DAYS VIEW
1st Army Motor Transport Convoy 75 Misc Washington-San Fransisco July 7 Sept 6 62 Click
1st Army Transcontinental Air Race 74 Misc New York-San Fransisco Oct 9 *** *** Click

1920--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1920
DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
Tues June 8 Henry C. Osterman Killed in Auto Accident Tama, IA LHA-Telegram Click
Thurs June 10 Henry C. Osterman Funeral East Liverpool, OH LHA-Telegram Click

1924--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1924
DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
Thurs May 1 1924 Road Guide, 5th Ed. Issued by LHA Detroit, MI Eureka Sentinal Click
1924--Cross Country Events--1924
EVENT AUTO MAKE TRIP START END DAYS VIEW
10 Millionth Ford Mr & Mrs Fred Kulick Ford New York-San Fransisco June 16 July 29 43 Click

1928--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1928
DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
Fri July 6 Boy Scouts Lincoln Highway Safety Tour Starts New York, NY *** Click
Thurs July 26 Nebraska Lincoln Highway Goodwill Caravan Passes Through North Bend, NB North Bend Eagle Click
*** Aug Boy Scouts Lincoln Highway Safety Tour Ends San Francisco, CA *** Click
Sat Sept 1 Boy Scouts Place 3000 Concrete Markers Coast to Coast *** Click

1936--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1936
DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
*** Dec 16 LHA Resolution-In Memoriam-Henry B. Joy Detroit, MI LHA-Resolution Click

1939--Significant Lincoln Highway Events--1939
DAY DATE EVENT LOCATION SOURCE VIEW
Fri April 28 World Premire Cecile B. DeMilles-Union Pacific Omaha, NE ?? Click
Mon May 1 Bement Drives Skylark  Over LH to GGIS San Francisco, CA SF Chronicle Click
Wed May 10 Golden Spike Anniversary Promontory, UT ?? Click
Sun May 28 27 Millionth Ford Leaves GGIE San Francisco, CA Green River Click
Sat July 1 Lincoln Highway Day At GGIE San Francisco, CA GGIE Click
Sun July2 Henry B. Joy Monument Dedicated Waumsutter, WY ?? Click


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