San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway
Donated by the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway September 2005
Erected 2005 by California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Lincoln Highway series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1919.
Location. 37° 47.099′ N, 122° 29.965′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on 34th Avenue near El Camino del Mar, on the left when traveling south. The Western Terminus marker and accompanying monument are located next to the bus stop in the parking lot of the Palace of Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frances E. Willard (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers who Perished in WWII (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Holocaust" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Arrival of the First Japanese Naval Ship (about 500 feet away); Historic Shipwrecks - Lost at the Golden Gate (approx. 0.3 China Beach (approx. half a mile away); Electric Streetcar Line (approx. half a mile away); Navigating the Golden Gate - Bonfires, buoys, and foghorns (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. Directly below the provided text is pictured a map of the US, showing the route of the Lincoln Highway (in red) and feeder routes (in blue), as approved and adopted in September 1913 by the Lincoln Highway Association. Superimposed upon the map are a number of photographic vignettes:
1) A view of Donner Lake, California
2) A car driving through Church Buttes, Wyoming
3) A shot of the Transcontinental Convoy in 1919, depicting a truck be pulled out of a ditch
4) A car driving through mud up to its axles in Story County, Iowa
5) Cars parked next to the Grand View Ship Hotel in Pennsylvania
The left of the marker depicts a typical route-marking highway monument (depicting a right turn).
The right side of the marker contains photographic portraits (top to bottom) of: Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President; Carl G. Fisher, visionary; Henry B. Joy, 1st President, Lincoln Highway Association; Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President.
The lower left of the marker has a sidebar whose text is presented below with the last picture.
Also see . . . The Lincoln Highway. The Federal Highway Administration's history of the Lincoln Highway, by Richard F. Weingroff. (Submitted on April 21, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,898 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 2. submitted on April 17, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.