Lincoln’s last leg
The Lincoln Highway was America’s first transcontinental road. Conceived in 1913 by Carl Fisher, the man behind the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the developer of Miami Beach, the Lincoln Highway was a massive project that stretched 3,389 miles from Times Square in Manhattan to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. In those days, hardy motorists would spend between 20 and 30 days making the trip. Historian and author Gregory M. Franzwa has just published volume six—The Lincoln Highway: California—of his state-by-state history series on this historic road. Franzwa will present a slide show and discussion on the highway’s California history, featuring over 120 photographs from his research trips. The free lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, at the Towe Auto Museum, 2200 Front Street, and is presented in conjunction with the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association. For more information call (916) 442-6802 or visit www.toweautomuseum.org.