109 years ago on October 31st, 1913
Lincoln Highway is dedicated, a 3,389 mile cross-country highway that begins in Times Square and originally crossed through 13 states to San Francisco
The route began in Times Square, across 42nd Street to the Hudson River, and then crossed via ferry to New Jersey. If you're going to make the cross-country trip, getting out of Manhattan may be the most confusing part: Once the Holland Tunnel was opened in 1927, it was added to the Lincoln Highway, but no connecting roads were named, so drivers need to plot their own route from Times Square to the tunnel. You can see one of the original President Lincoln statues that were placed along the highway at the entrance to Lincoln Park in Jersey City.