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Valparaiso in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lincoln Highway

 
 
The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
1. The Lincoln Highway Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.

[ Map of The Lincoln Highway across the United States is at top of marker with the following text under it: ]

The Lincoln Highway was the first “Coast to Coast” road covering 3,389 miles across the USA. It was the dream of Hoosier Carl G. Fisher.

In 1913. The Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) announced that Valparaiso would be part of that route.

In 1928. Boy Scouts placed concrete markers from New York to San Francisco as the Final Project of the LHA. Few markers survive.

In 2006. This marker was gifted to the city and placed here on Lincolnway as a reminder that Valparaiso has long been connected to interstate transportation.

The Lincoln Highway
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 41° 28.076′ N, 87° 3.78′ W. Marker is in Valparaiso, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker is on Lincolnway west of Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the South/East corner of the Valparaiso City Building in Valparaiso, Indiana. Marker is at or near this postal address: 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso IN 46383, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
A Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
2. A Lincoln Highway Marker
within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Sac Trail (here, next to this marker); Porter County (Indiana) Veterans (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Tassinong (approx. 8.4 miles away); President Abraham Lincolnís Funeral Train (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Lincoln Train in Westville (approx. 9.8 miles away); Site of Huakiki (approx. 10 miles away); Willow Creek Confrontation (approx. 10.4 miles away); Hobart (Indiana) Patriotic Honor Rolls (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Valparaiso.
 
Also see . . .  "The Lincoln Highway Association" ::. This is the 'official' web-site of LHA, with many fine links, items, and photos. (Submitted on June 14, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Close-up of Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
3. Close-up of Lincoln Highway Marker
Wide View - - The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
4. Wide View - - The Lincoln Highway Marker
Looking North West - - The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
5. Looking North West - - The Lincoln Highway Marker
South Side - - Valparaiso City Building image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
6. South Side - - Valparaiso City Building
Looking North - - The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
7. Looking North - - The Lincoln Highway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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