The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
And because it binds
together all these wonders
and sweeps forward till it touches the end of the earth
and the beginning of the sea it is to be named the "Lincoln Highway".
It brings back to us
the lank figure of the growing boy
walking the country roadway with borrowed books;
the dreaming out, surveying and building of his highway of the soul,
that should stretch from that mysterious ocean of the past, whence he came,
to the mysterious ocean of the eternal, to which he would go;
a highway along
whose everyday travel he had a gentle word for the sorrowing,
a hand for the one in trouble, a sharp prod for the indifferent,
a word of council for the perplexed, an inspiration for the doubtful, and love for all;
the highway of the soul of the "Great American".
Frank G. Brainard
First Congregational Church
September 21, 1913
only is the Lincoln Highway a perpetual memorial,
but a road to be perpetuated by the energies of future generations.
We are only laying the foundations now."
best minds in the country are "laying the foundation now"
for the beautification of the Lincoln Highway..."
are working today that the tourist of fifty and one hundred years from
may cross the country over the most beautiful and inspiring roadway in the world."
Lincoln Highway is to be something more than a road-
It will be a road with personality, a distinctive work
of which the Americans of future generations can point with pride-
an economic but also artistic triumph."
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Since January 12, 2013