ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
October 31, 1913
The Lincoln Highway is Formally Dedicated
On this day in 1913, the first automobile road to run from coast to coast across the United States of America
was dedicated. The road was named the Lincoln Highway and was the first national memorial to President Abraham
Lincoln (the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. was not dedicated until 1922).
The "Main Street Across America" ran from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco and was
originally measured at 3,389 miles. Over time, the road was re-routed in some areas so that in 1924 it was
shortened to 3,142 miles.