Road to Freedom Reborn

Ohio Stretch is in its New Glory Days
By Frank Rocco Satullo, your tour guide to fun!

The Ohio Lincoln Highway BuyWay Sale is in mid-August every year! Enjoy roadside bargains along the Ohio stretch of America’s first road to connect the east and west coasts. Click here for more information.

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behind “America’s first road trip.”

Point that hood ornament toward America’s first road trip. Take a joyride on the original coast-to-coast byway – the Lincoln Highway!

This “Main Street Across America” as it was known ushered in the freedom of the road era that helped spawn other legendary treks across the United States. But this seminal road was the very first transcontinental automobile route. It connected Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco along with 3,389 miles of drive-over country. Wanderlust carried Ford’s Model T, the Maxwell, Franklin, Hupmobile and Studebaker to distances never before dared.

Until recently, this historic road was forgotten in a flurry of inventions that ignited progress, everyone looking forward. Nobody bothered to look in the rearview mirror. And when they did, much of the original road had been buried or rerouted. But across Wayne County, Ohio, it pretty much is as it was. So as the fascinating story of the Lincoln Highway resurfaced in recent years, this sweet spot has steadily gained momentum and leisure traffic once again. The experiential traveler can see, hear, touch, smell, and taste the lure of this nostalgic stretch of pavement that leads to the crossroads of Pastime and modern times. …Read More

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