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South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln & Dixie Highways
 
Side "A" - - Lincoln & Dixie Highways Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, March 24, 2012
1. Side "A" - - Lincoln & Dixie Highways Marker
 
Inscription.

Lincoln Highway Association, formed 1913, promoted and procured a route from New York to California, Dixie Highway Association, formed 1915, worked similarly from Canada to Florida routes. Highways intersected here and demonstrated the success of private organizations, individuals, and local governments in advancing goals of the Good Roads Movement.

In 1880's, popularity of the bicycle increased public demand for improvement of roads, still built and maintained by local governments and residents. Transportation of agricultural products, free federal rural mail delivery, and mass production of automobiles increased demand for concrete roads; resulted in state and federal highway programs by 1920s.
 
Erected 2010 by Indiana Historical Bureau, GFWG/IRG Progress Club of South Bend, and Indiana Lincoln Highway Association. (Marker Number 71.2010.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 41° 40.577′ N, 86° 15.029′ W. Marker is in South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Michigan Street, on the left when traveling
 
Side "B" - - Lincoln & Dixie Highways Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, March 24, 2012
2. Side "B" - - Lincoln & Dixie Highways Marker
 
west on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Bend IN 46601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph County Civil War Monument (about 600 feet away); On This Site South Bend Was Founded (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Hon. Schuyler Colfax (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Home of Schuyler Colfax (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Window To Our Past (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Sons of Israel Synagogue (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Bend.
 
Also see . . .
1. Indiana Lincoln Highway Association ::. (Submitted on March 25, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Dixie Highway ::. (Submitted on March 25, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. Carl G. Fisher - Biography ::. (Submitted on March 25, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
4. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Additional comments.
1. GFWG/IRG Progress Club of South Bend ::
The GFWC/IFC Progress Club of South Bend began in 1895 and is still going strong as a women's service group which supports the Arts in South Bend as well as local not-for-profit groups by volunteering hours and donating money. It supports Goodwill Industries of Michiana, B.A.B.E., Dismas House, St. Margaret's House, Y.W.C.A., Hope Rescue Mission, Camp Milhouse, Ronald McDonald Room, Teddy Bears for Police and provides a Nursing Scholarship to IVY Tech and underwriting the WNIT Auction.

As a member of the Indiana Federation of Clubs and General Federation of Women's Clubs, The Progress Club participates on a state wide level in supporting the Arts and not-for-profit organizations such as Riley Hosptial and HOBY as well as providing Music and Art Scholarships to graduating seniors and a Latin American Scholarship.
 
Wide View - - Lincoln & Dixie Highways Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, March 24, 2012
3. Wide View - - Lincoln & Dixie Highways Marker
 
    — Submitted March 25, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

2. Carl G. Fisher ::
One name keeps coming up concerning "Roads" and "Automobiles". Carl G. Fisher was the main force for the "Lincoln Highway", "Dixie Highway, and the "Indianapolis Speedway".
    — Submitted March 25, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 745 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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