Elk Grove in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Lincoln Highway
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 10, 1912.
Location. 38° 23.793′ N, 121° 22.787′ W. Marker is in Elk Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is located at the entrance to the Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum on the grounds of the Elk Grove Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9941 East Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 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); Elk Grove History (approx. 1.2 miles away); Independent Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Elk Grove History (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elk Grove.
Also see . . .
1. The Lincoln Highway – From Dirt to Concrete – 1913-1925. (Submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. The Lincoln Highway - California. (Submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Additional keywords. Transportation
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 4,748 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.