Lecture Series Continues with Mr. Jim Bonar, Director of the Lincoln Highway Association

In 1919, after World War 1, the U.S. Army needed to find if they could move troops and equipment from the fortified east coast to the west. Japan now was growing in military power, and all were concerned. Trucks were just in their infancy and had been used in Europe during the war to move troops and equipment. The test would be:  Were our roads up to the needs of the Army Transportation Corps? Find out if they were and compare the highways of 1919 to today’s highways. The talk will include a 30-minute video of the trip. The film will highlight footage that taken 100 years ago.  These short clips are all that remains of more than three hours that were filmed.

 

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