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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.
 
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Davis CA 95616, 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. Briggs Reservoir (approx. 1.3 miles
Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 2, 2012
2. Lincoln Highway Marker
away); Solano House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Davis High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of the Jerome C. and Mary Chiles Davis Homestead (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lincoln Highway Marker (approx. 1.4 miles away); Davis Library Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Varsity Theatre (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.
 
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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2012, by Adrian Gabriel of Davis, California. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2012, by Adrian Gabriel of Davis, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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