Lincoln Highway

In the summer of 2016, we took a drive east down the Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania.  Starting out in Gettysburg, we travel about 33 miles to the colonial town of York.

The Lincoln highway was one of the earliest cross-country highways in the US, being formally dedicated 31-Oct 1913.  Originally it ran from Times Square in NYC to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, crossing 14 states, 128 counties and more than 700 cities.

Most people have heard of Gettysburg, and quite a few have been there, but not many know of the significance York played in the history of the United States.  If you ask a local, they will tell you York was the first capitol of the US, but others will argue it’s really the fourth, after Philadelphia, Baltimore and Lancaster.  Either way, there is lots of history to be seen in York, and the drive down the Lincoln Highway is no exception.

Other places to see along this route include the Utz factory, Gettysburg Military Park and the Lincoln Speedway.  You can learn more about the Highway at Federal Hwy Administration and wikipedia

If you ever find yourself in central Pennsylvania, take the time to cruise the old Lincoln Highway and stop off and see historic America, you will be glad you did.