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Happy Birthday, Lincoln Highway!

And many thanks to Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac for reminding me. Mother is terrible at remembering birthdays! The Lincoln Highway is 98 years old today, if you can go by the dedication date (October 31, 1913), and I don’t know why you couldn’t. Did you know that the Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the United States, running from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco? I did at one time but had totally forgotten until Garrison’s timely reminder in my emailbox this morning, bless his little pointed head. It was also the first national memorial to Abraham Lincoln, and the first occasion for hitting up the Congress for highway construction funds. What a fine tradition! 

So Happy Birthday to the Lincoln Highway! 

And Happy Halloween to you!!