To view an interactive map of the Lincoln Highway, click the photo above. (Lincoln Highway Association).

What is the Lincoln Highway?

The Lincoln Highway was one of the first highway routes to span across the entirety of the United States. Indiana entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher came up with the concept in 1912 and it was finally dedicated on October 31st, 1913, and the history of Indiana would be geared to change forever. The Lincoln Highway ran from Times Square in New York City all the way to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, originally passing through 13 states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California.

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Carl G. Fisher

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Lincoln Highway and the History of Indiana

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1919 Motor Corps Convoy

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Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1938

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The United States System of Highways map with the AASHO-approved U.S. numbered highways as red lines. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had drawn lines in blue showing three east-west transcontinental routes and five north-south routes. (U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration).

Share Your Story of the History of Indiana

As ICI gets ready for its centennial celebration, we are asking residents to provide us with any historical pictures or facts they may have! Roads are an integral part of the history of Indiana, help us celebrate in a big way, and submit your information here!