A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway

A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 8:00pm

Pictured: These two old friends, Buddy Rosenbaum and Bob Chase traveled the country’s first transcontinental highway, the Lincoln Highway, that originally linked their two hometowns in 1913.

Credit:Courtesy of Rick Sebak, WQED Pittsburg

The Lincoln Highway was established in 1913 as America’s first transcontinental highway. An attentive driver with the right books and guides (and software) can still travel its route from New York City to San Francisco (or vice versa) and get a fascinating and surprising view of this land and its people, seeing things that one could never spot along an interstate. A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway, airing Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, celebrates the joys and charms of traveling this great old road.

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