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On the Lincoln Highway with the 1919 U.S. Army Military Convoy
March 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
The Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association presents on the trail of the 1919 military convoy. Past Nevada Chapter President Jim Bonar will share this tale that would eventually contribute in establishing our National Highway system at 2 p.m. March 25 at the Sparks Museum.
In 1919, after “The war to end all Wars, the U.S. Army needed to find out if they had the ability to move troops and equipment from the fortified east coast to the west, as Japan was growing in military power. Trucks were just in their infancy, and had been used in Europe during WWI to move troops and equipment. The test: Were our roads up to the needs of the Army Transportation Corps? Find out if they were and compare the roads of 1919 to today’s highways. The talk will include a 30-minute video of the trip. This is all that remains of three hours of film footage that was taken 98 years ago.
For more on the Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association, visit here.