Valparaiso in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Lincoln Highway
[ 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.
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 year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 41° 28.076′ N, 87° 3.78′ W. Marker is in Valparaiso, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker is on Lincolnway west of Lafayette Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso IN 46383, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Sac Trail (here, next to this marker); The story of Orville Redenbacher and Charlie Bowman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Porter County (Indiana) Veterans (about 600 feet away); Site of the First School House in Valparaiso 1837 (approx. 0.2 miles away); David P. Nondorf (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kirchhoff Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Tassinong (approx. 8.4 miles away); President Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2022, by Lou Donkle of Valparaiso, Indiana. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.