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

(202) 536-5329

2000--America's Fire Truck--2004
"Spirit of the Lincoln Way

13 States
500 Communities
1000 Days
2000--Spirit of the Lincoln Way--2004
"Honor the Past-Imagine the Future"
"Keep Alive...The Sacred Fire of Liberty"
13 States
500 Communities
1000 Days
The White House

Millennium Council

The White House

Millennium Council

President Bush
Inaugural Parade

Washington, DC
January 20, 2001

President Bush
Inauguarl Parade

Washington, DC
January 20, 2001

#1-The Charge #2-The Plan

On January 19, 1999
in his State of the Union Address
President Clinton issued the Charge
"Honor the Past-Imagine the Future"
"Keep Alive...the Sacred Fire of Liberty"

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Seconds later...
"The Lincoln Highway Comes of Age"
A Nationwide Millennium Project
was born.
And the rest as they say...is History

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#3-The Museum #4-Millennium Trail

Less than six months later on May 16th,
The Lincoln Highway National Museum & Archives
held its Grand Opening featuring John Zweifel's
World Famous White House Exhibition.

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Less than a year later,
The White House Millennium Council
designated The Lincoln Highway a Millennium Trail
with the Museum as the largest sponsor in the Nation.

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#5-The Mission #6-The Catylist

In the summer of 2000,
the Mission was to carry the Flag across the Continient
to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the 1915
Lincoln Highway Film and Flag Trip.

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Then came the Catylist,
The First Lady invited to Galion
to Dot the Eye of the Living Lincoln
with Fire Truck and Flag as backdrop.

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#7-The Test #8-Learning from the Masters

A Fire Truck...was Perfect
for the historic trip across the Continient.
But first a little ground work
just to be sure.

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That decided...
Next was a crash course from the masters,
a little imagination plus some hard work
and we're ready to hit the road.

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#9-Intrinsic Value #10-Historic Value

The Deal is Done...As Is Where Is.
Three weeks later the truck is on the road,
and that's when the fun began.
New Engine, New Brakes...etc, etc, etc.

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The Spirit of the Lincoln Way
and the "Long Journey Into History"
is destined to be remembered for years to come
as a priceless part of American History.

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#11-The Inaugural Parade #12-National Lincoln Birthday Celebration

On January 21, 2001,
"The Spirit of the Lincoln Way"
rolled down Pennsylvania Ave in
President Bush's Inaugural Parade.

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Less than a month later,
the "Spirit of the Lincoln Way" was the highlight
of the Lincoln National Birthday Celebration
and carried 39 wreaths in tribute to Mr. Lincoln.

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#13-Spirit of America #14-America's Fire Truck

In September 2001...Crestline City Councilman
declares Mission a worth cause...in the true
"Spirit of America" and challenges
every community to lend their support.

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On October 31, 2001...the 88th Anniversary
of the Dedication of The Lincoln Highway
visitor at Kearny Arch, Nebraska declares
Spirit of the Lincoln Way...America's Fire Truck.

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#15-The Perfect Tribute #16-Memorial Miles

In the aftermath of September 11th,
the remainder of the trip is dedicated to FDNY.
Fire Department in Valley, Nebraska signs
and donates first helmet for Helmet Memorial.

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On October 31, 2003...90th Anniversary
of the Dedication of The Lincoln Highway
Memorial Miles established for FDNY
as part of "Light Around the World" Ceremony.

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#17-Gifts From the Heart #18-A Crime Against Humanity

Hats, T- Shirts, Patches, etc.
Firemen and Civilians alike
show their support with
"Gifts from the Heart".

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In September 2002
"Spirit of the Lincoln Way"
is robbed and ransacked in San Francisco.
Constitutes first Crime Against Humanity.

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#19-Final Wishes of Mr. Lincoln #20-The Lincoln Highway Goes Global

Research shows Lincoln had unfulfilled wishes.
Mission expands in historic undertaking
to complete the circle and fulfill
Mr. Lincoln's last wishes.

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The Lincoln Highway Goes Global
as the Earth Flag is added in San Francisco.
French Flag is added at The Presidio as "Spirit"
escorts French Tour across Golden Gate.

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#21-Traveling Museum #22-Penny Statue

"Spirit of the Lincoln Way"
serves as traveling museum
teaches Lincoln Highway History as
Mr. Lincoln visit thousands of school children

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Join school children from across the country
"Put in YOUR Two Cents"
Help build...
The World's Largest Penny State of Mr. Lincoln

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#23-In The News #24-On the Wire

"Spirit of the Lincoln Way"
in the news as millions learn of
"Long Journey into History"
through hundreds of news stories.

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"Spirit of the Lincoln Way"
moves across the Nation via
The Associated Press
as Lincoln Photos help spread the word.

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#25-Emails From the Road #26-The Big Picture

"Emails from the Road
chronicle many exciting experiences
during the first year
on the road.

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20 Days contains more than 380 emails
and gives a more indepth look at
the big picture and the day to day
happenings as the Journey continues.

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#27-The New Peace #28-Fountain of Peace

On July 3rd 1938...President Roosevelt
dedicated The Eternal Peace Monument in Gettysburg
and acknowledged Mr. Lincoln as
The Commander of The New Peace.

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In 1915 the first Lincoln Fountain of Peace
was dedicated in Los Angeles.
As commander of the New Peace,
The Goal is for a fountain in every commumity

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