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Monuments of Crawford County  Not satisfied with just beautifying the Lincoln Highway, the good citizens of Crawford County, Ohio, erected a series of brick or stone pillars and monuments through their county.  Esther Oyster
   

Beautification of the Lincoln Highway  Just as we use to believe that architecture was composed of function and beauty, we also believed  the same for the Lincoln Highway.  Esther Oyster
In Search of...U.S. Route 20 in Ohio.  Like the Lincoln Highway would generally become the route of U.S. 30 in Ohio, the auto trail known as the Chicago-Buffalo Road would generally become the route of U.S. 20.  Michael G. Buettner    
In Search of...The Dixie Highway in Ohio.  The predecessor of U.S. Route 25 and Interstate Route 75, the eastern branch of the Dixie Highway passed through the western part of Ohio, connecting Toledo and Cincinnati.  Michael G. Buettner   
In Search of...The National Old Trails Road in Ohio  This auto trail was the successor to the Historic National Road, which was opened across Ohio in the mid-1800s.  The National Road was considered to be the nation's first interstate highway, and it helped open the western states to settlement and commerce.  In Ohio, parts of those trails would generally be succeeded by U.S. Route 40 and Interstate Route 70.  Michael G. Buettner   
In Search of...The Three-C HighwayOf the forty-plus named automobile trails that appeared on the state maps during the 1910s and 1920s, perhaps none said Ohio like the Three-C Highway. Michael G. Buettner    

In Search of...The Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway in Ohio During the heyday of the named auto trails era, there were four routes which traversed east to west across Ohio.  The poor stepchild of the foursome was the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway.  Michael G. Buettner    
In Search of...The 1924 Detour Route  As early as 1919, when the U.S. Army Transcontinental Convoy passed through Ohio, a route through East Palestine, Columbiana, Salem, Alliance, and Louisville was preferred over the traditional Lincoln Highway route by way of East Liverpool, Lisbon, and Minerva.  Michael G. Buettner    

In Search of...The Marion Way  The Marion Way was an auto trail that was created by commercial interests from Lima, Kenton, and Marion after the Lincoln Highway Association revised the "proclaimed" route of September 1913.  The Marion Way would later become part of the Harding Highway, also known as U.S. Route 30-South.  Michael G. Buettner    

In Search of...The Sept. 1913 Lincoln Highway in Ohio

In Search of...The Yellowstone Trail in Ohio.  The Yellowstone Trail was conceived as a regional route with origins in South Dakota, but was soon charted from the Atlantic to the Pacific by crossing the northernmost part of Ohio, in a corridor later shared by U.S. Route 20.  Michael G. Buettner   
In Search of...U.S. Route 50 in Ohio.  This is one of four transcontinental federal routes which passes east to west across Ohio.  However, unlike Routes 20, 30, and 40, it was never closely tied to a named auto trail in this state.  Michael G. Buettner   
Unofficial List of the Named Automobile Trails of Ohio.  The success of the Lincoln Highway idea spawned the creation of named auto trails all across America.  This is a list and description of the known trails that were designated in some part of Ohio.  Michael G. Buettner  
By the Numbers/A Chronology of the Federal Highways in Ohio History of the numbering and planning of the US Highway routes in Ohio.  Michael G. Buettner    
Chronology of Ohio Road Maps  The "cartographer's changing view" of Ohio is seen in maps.  Michael G. Buettner
   
The Lincoln Highway Near Canton.  One of only three concrete markers at it's original location and two of the best brick remnants on the Lincoln Highway in Ohio, all within eastern Stark County.  Jim Ross
American Road  Pete Davies, traversed the Lincoln Highway in 2001 gathering information for his book American Road.  His memories of that trip are described here.
   
  Extra Section - Indiana
1928 Lincoln Highway between Warsaw and Columbia City, Indiana. (Original Lincoln Highway Curves)  Michael G. Buettner 
Together In Indiana - The Lincoln Highway and the Yellowstone Trail  Michael G. Buettner 
In Search of...The 1924 Lincoln Highway in IndianaMichael G. Buettner    
In Search of...The 1928 Lincoln Highway in IndianaMichael G. Buettner    

     
     
 
Then And Now pictures from the 20's retaken eighty years later, by Jim Ross  
History's Mysteries.  We all believe the Lincoln Highway Association closed up shop in 1928, right?  Then how do we explain the photograph (click to enlarge) of this stone marker at the base of the McKinley Monument in Canton Ohio? by Jim Ross
 

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  On the Road to Yellowstone excerpts from his book by the late Prof. Harold Meeks
90th Anniversary of the 1919 Transcontinental Army Convoy by Mike Buettner