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Elk Grove in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Lincoln Highway

 
 
Close Up of Text on The Lincoln Highway Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
1. Close Up of Text on The Lincoln Highway Marker
Inscription. The Lincoln Highway, a coast to coast all weather road from Times Square in New York to San Francisco’s Lincoln Park, was an idea whose birthday was the 10th of September 1912. This road which freed America from the clutches of changeable weather was completed finally in the mid 1920’s. Autos now could travel twelve months of the year.

The Lincoln Highway is recognized as the first graveled road highlighted with markers from the East Coast to its terminus in San Francisco. This roadway truly opened the country to travel for all, both business and pleasure.

Some thirty yards west of this commemorative marker, the Lincoln Highway was located on what is now Freeway 99. Historically called the Monterey Trail, this modern transportation route now connects travelers to all points throughout our United States.

On this date, October 6, 2007, through the efforts of the Elk Grove Historical Society, this Lincoln Highway commemorative marker is dedicated to the important transportation epoch. The financing to purchase the Commemorative Marker fittingly was provided by the Elk Grove Auto Mall Association.
 
Erected 2007 by Elk Grove Auto Mall Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location.
The Lincoln Highway Marker - Full View Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
2. The Lincoln Highway Marker - Full View
38° 23.793′ N, 121° 22.787′ W. Marker is in Elk Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum on the grounds of the Elk Grove Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9941 East Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Elk Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhoads School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder (approx. 0.9 miles away); Independent Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hasman Building/General Store (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California (approx. 1.3 miles away); Murphy’s Corral (approx. 1.8 miles away); Alexander Hamilton Willard (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elk Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Lincoln Highway Route in California. Scroll down and click on Map 125 for a detailed map of the Lincoln Highway Route between Galt and Sacramento which passed through Elk Grove. (Submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Lincoln Highway – From Dirt to Concrete – 1913-1925. (Submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
The Lincoln Highway Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
3. The Lincoln Highway Marker
State Highway 99 mentioned in marker text is behind the concrete barrier seen in background.

3. The Lincoln Highway - California. (Submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Transportation
 
Categories. 20th CenturyRoads & Vehicles
 
The Lincoln Highway Marker Post Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
4. The Lincoln Highway Marker Post
Close Up of Sketch on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
5. Close Up of Sketch on Marker
Historic Picture of the Hotel Museum and Stage Stop.
Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum - Elk Grove House Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
6. Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum - Elk Grove House
Building Pictured on Marker
The Lincoln Highway Sign at the Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
7. The Lincoln Highway Sign at the Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 3,342 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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