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Lincoln Highway To Celebrate Centennial

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The historic Lincoln Highway — also known as U.S. 30 — will soon be 100 years old.

On July 1st, 1913, Indianapolis Motor Speedway founder Carl Fisher, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company president Frank Sieberling and Packard Motor Company president Henry B. Joy formed the Lincoln Highway Association to begin lobbying the U.S. government for the need of such a highway and to raise funds for the project.  A group of people will be traveling the original route of the Lincoln Highway this month to commemorate the creation of the nation’s first transcontinental highway.

The Dyer Historical Society will host a program on the Lincoln Highway’s history at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the historical museum at Dyer Town Hall.

 

 

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