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Davis in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lincoln Highway Marker

 
 
Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 2, 2012
1. Lincoln Highway Marker
Inscription. This is an original 1928 marker from the Lincoln Highway, the nation's first transcontinental road, which extended from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. This segment of the highway, now known as the Avenue of the Trees, is a state point of historic interest. The Black Walnut trees were first planted in the 1870s by Hugh LaRue, pioneer farmer, civic leader, and U.C. Regent. Parallel to the highway is a bikeway named in honor of Howard Reese, city manager of Davis from 1966 to 1985.
 
Erected 1986 by The City of Davis.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 32.81′ N, 121° 46.24′ W. Marker is in Davis, California, in Yolo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Russell Boulevard and Arthur Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Davis CA 95616, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Briggs Reservoir (approx. 1.3 miles away); Solano House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of the Jerome C. and Mary Chiles Davis Homestead (approx. 1.3 miles
Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 2, 2012
2. Lincoln Highway Marker
away); a different marker also named Lincoln Highway Marker (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic City Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of the First Yolo County Public Library Branch (approx. 1.7 miles away); Davis Subway (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Davis.
 
More about this marker. Davis has two Lincoln Highway Markers. This one is in West Davis.
 
Regarding Lincoln Highway Marker. Along with George Pierce, Jr.—another son of a pioneer farmer—Hugh LaRue's son Jacob lobbied hard on behalf of the University Farm, which became U.C. Davis. Jacob died at the age of 47 just before he could see his labors bear fruit.

The LaRue's family farm was known as Arlington Farm and the farm house still stands at 2727 Russell Boulevard.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Lincoln Emblem Close Up image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 2, 2012
3. Lincoln Emblem Close Up
Lincoln Highway Marker Looking West image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 2, 2012
4. Lincoln Highway Marker Looking West
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Adrian Gabriel of Davis, California. This page has been viewed 387 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Adrian Gabriel of Davis, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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