Monday, February 18, 2013

The Kearney (Nebraska) Commercial Club

Back in 1913, the Kearney Commercial Club of Nebraska funded one of the Lincoln Highway's seedling miles, a 15-foot wide slab of concrete, eight inches thick. 

The mile-long tract went west on 24th Street to 30th Avenue.  They said it was broad enough for two loaded hayracks to passe ach other.

Kearney is also known as the Lincoln Highway's Midway City with 1,733 miles each way to San Francisco and New York City.

Of course, at the end of June, two convoys of vintage cars will be descending upon the city for the big 100th Anniversary Lincoln Highway birthday party.  I'm hoping to be there unless gas gets way TOO expensive.


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