Indiana Lincoln Highway Association Installs Historic Route Marker at Fort Wayne Visitors Center

FORT WAYNE, IN (October 29, 2020) -- Join us as the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association installs a Historic Route Marker on the Lincoln Highway – at a historic location in front of the Fort Wayne Visitors Center.

WHERE: Fort Wayne Visitors Center, 927 S. Harrison

WHEN: Friday, October 30 at 11am (Friday, October 30 is the eve of the anniversary of the original opening of the Lincoln Highway in 1913)

The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental road for automobiles in the United States, dedicated in 1913 at a time when there were few good roads in the country. It was built primarily with private funds from auto manufacturers and auto suppliers in order to promote automobile travel and tourism and covered almost 3,400 miles from coast to coast, New York to San Francisco.

The Old Fort Model A Club will also join the press conference, lining Harrison Street in front of the Visitors Center with historic Model A automobiles, much like you would have seen in 1913 traveling the Lincoln Highway.

Visit Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the community as an exceptional destination, and advocates for the growth and development of its visitor industry.

Media Contact:

Kristen Guthrie
Director of Marketing
Visit Fort Wayne
(260) 424-3700

Event Photos

Original Lincoln Highway marker post installed at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center

Old Fort Model A Cars Along Harrison Street for Lincoln Highway Dedication