Lincoln Highway Association to hold National Conference in Denison, Iowa

Lincoln Highway Association to hold National Conference in Denison, Iowa

The Lincoln Highway Association will hold their National Conference June 20-24th in Denison, Iowa. The group was originally formed in 1913 to promote the road using private and corporate donations. The idea was embraced by an enthusiastic public, and many other named roads across the country followed. Early leaders were Carl Fisher, a headlight manufacturer and idea man; Henry B. Joy, president of the Packard Company, and Frank Seiberling, the co-founder of Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company and founder of Seiberling Rubber Company. They wanted to sell their products and get America traveling. The LHA named the route in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. The group felt a patriotic name would help sell the project to potential backers. The Lincoln Highway was established as the first improved transcontinental road, from Times Square to San Francisco using established roads, wagon trails, and dirt roads. Americans’ enthusiasm for good roads led to the involvement of the federal government in...
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