The display of coast-to-coast half mast flags along the Lincoln Highway dates back to 1915 when Arthur Pardington, a Detroit ma instrumental in the early days of the highway, died.
Mr. Queneau was also recognized as America's oldest-known Boy Scout, something that was very important to him. he was one of four Boy Scouts who made a 34 day trip along the Lincoln Highway from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 1928 to show safety and help save the Lincoln Highway after it mostly became US-30.
In the 1920s, signs along the road were often vandalized and even used as shooting targets. It was decided to have a group of Scouts travel the road to show people how to pay respect for and maintain the markers.