Tuesday, April 21, 2015

San Francisco's Lincoln Park: Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway

From the Nov. 3, 2014, Shorpy blog "Land's End: 1925.

1925 "overland at Land's End and Lincoln Park golf course.  Latest entry of the Shorpy Showcase of Extinct Automobiles.

Comment Overland and Willys joined and became Willys eventually.  Chrysler gets the former Overland.

From Wikipedia.

Lincoln Park, 100 acres,  was dedicated to Abraham Lincoln in 1909 and at one time was a cemetery.  It served as the western terminus of the 1913 Lincoln Highway, America's first coast-to-coast highway.  The original western terminus marker was located at the north end of the plaza and fountain in front of the Legion of Honor.

Today, a replica and interpretive plaque is located at the southwest corner of the plaza next to a bus stop.  It was placed there in 2002 by the reactivated Lincoln Highway Association at its 10th annual convention.


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