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100th ANNIVERSARY: Lincoln Highway hits centennial mark

January 25, 2013

Lincoln Highway has reached its 100th anniversary. Indiana will be celebrating the historic highway with a traveling road show later this year. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley

COLUMBIA CITY — The first transcontinental highway in the U.S. turns 100 this year.

Columbia City will be part of a celebration ceremony spanning the entire state of Indiana in July.

Indiana’s Lincoln Highway Association is working to bring the highway’s history through Whitley County, complete with classic cars.

Lincoln Highway Association is working to gather 100 participants who will ship their historic vehicles (pre 1980) and spend four weeks crossing the American continent on the Lincoln Highway.

This will help raise public awareness and renew the interest in the Lincoln Highway during its centennial celebration.

Establishments and organizations along the Lincoln Highway are asked to participate in the event. Association leaders are looking to connect with specific service providers and businesses that might benefit from the celebration.

The road show is expected to come through Columbia City July 8.
For more information on the event, contact the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association at 574-210-6278.

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